HDV 1080p24 codec problem

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by k seg, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. k seg macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I've got a hard drive full of .mov files and I'm trying to open them in either Quicktime or FCP on my MacBook Pro. Quicktime and FCP both tell me that I'm missing a codec, so I'm getting no video, only audio.

    I have FCP 5.0.4 and Quicktime 2.5.5

    Our editor was working with FCP 6 and possibly Quicktime Pro.

    Is there any way to view these files with the programs I have? Is it a codec problem? If so, what do I need?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    #2
    Open the file in QuickTime and hit Command+I. What does it say the codec is?


    Lethal
     
  3. Gymnut macrumors 68000

    Gymnut

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    I hope you mean QT 7.5.5, otherwise, 2.5.5 could very well be the problem. If the source footage has been transcoded to ProRes, which is very likely, I'm not sure FCP5 is capable of handling it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  4. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    ProRes came out with FCP6 so its possible it can't recognise the file,
    try using Media Info or VideoSpec. It will tell you exactly what type of files you have.
     
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    A read-only version of ProRes is available for Mac and Windows, but it should've come included w/QT 7.5.5.


    Lethal
     

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