HDV 720p24 Quicktime file wont play

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Sdougherty, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Sdougherty macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2009
    hey guys, i just exported a quicktime file from final cut pro. the file came out as a HDV 720p24 file and wont play in quicktime on my mbp w/o fcp. So how can i convert this file to play on the mbp without putting fcp on it? playing from the mac pro it was created on is not an option.
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Apple's HDV codec only comes w/FCP so you need to use a codec that comes as part of the standard QT package such as h.264 or sorenson 3.

  3. bki122689 macrumors 6502


    Sep 18, 2008
    what happen's when you open the quicktime file? Does it keep saying loading?

    I think it's because you exported from FCP as a reference movie file and probably moved some files around.

    Export again
    File>export>quicktime movie

    and check the box that says make self contained.

    See if that works

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