Anyone know how to optimize my system to play these .MOV files so the can be worked with?
The logical steps would probably be:
- Get a better PC
- Don't use QuiRcktime but rename the .MOV file to .MPG
- Tune your system. Also for Win7: Adobe Forums: Guide for installing and tuning a Vista...
Better PC? My very first PC with 128 MB RAM could play stinking .MOV files.
Besides, this problem developed. They were fine and worked in PPro CS5, and not they crash the Multicam interface.
Fiddling with the extension is going to be a last resort. I have quite a few separate files to go in changing and reimporting and then basically re-editing everything I've already done.
What codec is it using?
From what I looked up it appears that it's using h.264 using long GOP format. What are your system specs? Because h.264 that is in a long GOP format isn't easily edited on certain systems.
MOV is just a format. Codecs decide the load on the system and in editing hosts that load raises significantly depending on the host. Stating a very old system could play an MOV file means nothing in the Codec world of today. What Harm was trying to say was get these files out of QuickTime so as not to use the 32bit QuickTime server at all when dealing with these files in Adobe. It is a valid point and test considering there is very little info in your post that describes system specs. BTW CS5 and CS6 have completely different caching models for the codecs so stating it worked fine in CS5 once again does not help much.
I really don't know how to determine what codecs are being used.
Aside from simply changing the file extension, Should I convert to something easier to process through the Speed Grade or Prelude ap or something?
What would be a suitable converted format from .MOV to something more system- and Premiere-Friendly?
HP HDx9000 Notebook
Windows Vista Ultimate SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo firstname.lastname@example.org Ghz
With these specs, I repeat my first suggestion: Get a better PC. This one is underspecced.
This HP is at least 50 - 60 times slower than a fast system and with the codec in use you need a much faster system with much more horsepower. Keep in mind that a one hour export on a fast system will mean 60 hours of export time on this HP.
I know this is an older thread, but I used Bridge to Batch Rename my .MOV extensions and it worked well. I still get the yellow line, but the playback is smooth.
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor, 3100 Mhz,
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB