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Need to edit/convert XDCAM HD422 in .mov wrapper on PC

Aug 28, 2013 11:56 AM

From what I've been able to deduce, wrapping XDCAM HD422 in a mov only works on a Mac. I need to be able to edit or convert it in Premiere Pro on a PC. I have a mac laptop available if that needs to be what converts, though I'd rather a solution on the PC (the laptop is old).


I've seen links to Calibrated{Q} XD Decode, but can anyone confirm this works? I'd rather a free solution since there are so many free convertors like MPEG Streamclip and ffmpeg.


Codec: XDCAM HD422 1080p24 (50 Mb/s)

Wrapper: .mov


Premiere Pro = "Codec missing or unavailable."



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    Aug 28, 2013 3:17 PM   in reply to wlitwa

    renaming to .mp4 might just work in PPro.

    otherwise use ffmpeg to re-wrap the container copying the streams.

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    Aug 28, 2013 3:44 PM   in reply to wlitwa

    It's because MP4 (actually "ISO Container") is greatly based off of Apple's MOV container format.


    By using ".mp4" the Adobe Importer decodes the video.

    If the file extension is ".mov" Premiere sends it off to Quicktime and then it comes back to Premiere as raw frames. Thus you have to have a XDCAM HD422 quicktime decoder plugin; which you don't.


    'glad to help.

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    Aug 28, 2013 3:45 PM   in reply to wlitwa

    AME should be able to read it if Premiere can.

    Premiere and AME use the same Importers.

    Make sure you're up to date.

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    Aug 28, 2013 4:01 PM   in reply to wlitwa


    There must be a mismatch in the shipped importers.

    If you open a DOS prompt a print out all the importers they should match...

    More importantly for your case, there should be one called something like "ImporterXDCAM.prm"


    c:\> cd c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC\

    c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC\> dir /s import*.prm


    c:\> cd c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Media Encoder CC\

    c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Media Encoder CC\> dir /s import*.prm


    I don't have a copy of CC in front of me right now otherwise I'd work out what the difference is.

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