I'm using an old version 1.5 and it doesn't import .MOV files. I was hoping to find an update or plugin that would allow me to import MOV files but I didn't find anything. Am I out of luck or does someone know of a fix? Thanks
Usually, the installation of Apple's QT Player will allow for the Import of many MOV files. Note: some possible MOV CODEC's are not available for the PC. MOV is but a wrapper, and can contain a lot of different CODEC's.
Use the FREE http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ to find out what is inside that MOV wrapper... and report back with details if needed
You DO have Quicktime installed?
If not, or if the one you have is old, you might want to go to Apple's Quicktime page and download a later version
According to what I've read, you may want to click Apple's link for an older version and install 7.5.5 instead of the current 7.6.6
Thanks for your reply Bill. Your explanation about CODEC's (which I know nothing about) prompted me to re-install QT. Now when I open up Import the MOV file is recognized. Before it was not and I couldn't even see the MOV file in browse. I thought I was home free but when I tried to import the file it gave me an error "the importer reported a generic problem". That was very informative! The MOV clip plays okay in QT but no go with version 1.5.
Do you think a new version of Premiere will fix this or is there maybe something else going on? Thanks
Glad that part of it got handled, well sort of.
I would take a look at this new MOV file in G-Spot, and see what it says about it. As mentioned, there can be some Mac-only CODEC's inside that wrapper, and they can be the issue. Let us know what G-Spot says about that file.
This ARTICLE will give you a bit more background on "wrappers."
This ARTICLE will give you a bit more background on CODEC's.
Yes John I have QT 7.6.6. I did that MOV wrapper thing with gspot and here are the "container" results:
qt : Apple Quick Time (.MOV/QT)
File Type: Quick Time (.MOV)
Mime Type: video/quicktime
Recommended Display Size: 1280 x 720
Does this useful?
G-Spot - On the right hand side under video it says CODEC avc1 Name H264 and under that it says Status: Codec Status Undetermined.
This QT MOV file I'm trying to edit was made from a Kodak digital pocket camera. I thought I would be able to edit it but it seems complicated now.