First of all, this is a user-to-user forum. So the chance that anyone from Adobe will answer your question is very slim.
QuiRcktime, a well deserved name BTW, is a 32 bit application. When you use MOV wrappers, in almost all cases QuiRcktime is needed and Adobe made the QT-Server to accomodate that material, but not only is it a 32 bit APPLE application, it also can not use your installed memory as good as a 64 bit application and requires far more use of the pagefile, slowing down your system. If you have complaints about QuiRcktime, and that is IMO 99% of the users, then contact Apple.
The best solution is the one you found. Do not use MOV wrappers, but change it to a format that Adobe supports natively and do not even install QuiRcktime. Then you keep the 64 bit nature of PR intact, have far better memory management, less use of the pagefile, better performance and no more gamma shifts.
Harm, Thanks for the reply. I'm a long-time Premiere/Win user, going back to version 5, and got as far as PPro 2.0 as our main system never got past XP Pro as the OS. But the project I described demanded its own system and WTH, why not... Now that I know to avoid QuiRktime like the plague, I'll just use the rename trick (I still know DOS commands so it's very easy to do as a batch at the command prompt). Still, one would think that Adobe would support the MOV format natively. In fact, if renaming the files works, why doesn't PR just treat MOV files like MPG files transparently? Seems like a simple bit of code...
>support the MOV format natively
As Harm said... MOV belongs to Apple... so you might want to ask Apple why they don't license their source code to Adobe
If you have complaints about QuiRcktime, and that is IMO 99% of the users, then contact Apple.
Or better yet, just stop using it.
One of the HD cameras I use writes MOV files directly to the memory card. There are no other options.
We tell camera makers we don't want MOV by not buying models that use it. (That and writing to them directly.)
Let's get these guys to do things better. Everything in a single MXF file writing to exFAT formatted cards.