HEVC not working? I filmed a video in the new format and when I try transfering to Mac it says MOV?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by DBZmusicboy01, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand what is going on

    It also shows JPEG with the pictures.
    But I clicked the new HEVC setting and after that I filmed the video but it shows as MOV format?
     
  2. charlituna macrumors G3

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    nothing is going on for the video. h.265 is a codec not a format. h.265 works with a variety of formats including mov.

    the images might be a similar situation
     
  3. DBZmusicboy01 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I checked when I transfer the 4K video but it is the same exact size as the other codec 1.7 GBish for a 5 minute video. I don't understand what's wrong.
     
  4. T-Bob macrumors 6502

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  5. EugW macrumors 68020

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    IIRC, you may be able to use Image Capture on Sierra to transfer over the HEVC file recorded by your iOS iPhone, but even if you can transfer it over, Sierra’s QuickTime won’t be able to play it.

    You can play it in IINA though, if your computer is fast enough.
     
  6. DBZmusicboy01 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have El Capitan
    And I used image capture but it lists the video as 1.7 GB for a 5 min video.
    And as MOV
     
  7. EugW macrumors 68020

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    I just plugged in my iOS 11 iPhone 7 Plus and loaded up Image Capture. I dragged a 4K video recorded by the iPhone out of Image Capture directly to the desktop on Sierra, and it kept the HEVC format. The file is a 20 second 60 MB 2160p HEVC file with a .MOV suffix. As mentioned by others, .MOV does not tell us what file type it is, as .MOV is just a container. It could be just about anything inside. However, I know it is HEVC because the codec listed is hvc1 under the info (COMMAND-I).

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    As mentioned, in Sierra (and El Capitan), the file will not play in QuickTime. However, it plays fine in IINA. If your files play fine in QuickTime in El Capitan, then you don't have HEVC files. You are probably still set to record h.264 files.
     
  8. DBZmusicboy01 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I checked but the file size is the same as the old codec and the video does play. I am not sure why it’s not showing up as 265
    But in my iPhone it says it’s recorded in 265
     

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