There is less dependence on Quicktime components in version 15, but you still need it to edit some Quicktime formats.
At Muvipix, we recommend that you download Quicktime 7 but that during the installation you opt to install only components themselves and not the Quicktime Player.
The presence of the Quicktime Player itself on your computer, by the way, doesn't pose a risk. It's playing videos with it that can make you vulnerable. So you can even install both the player and the components and then just go into the program directory and change the player's suffix from .exe to .nul or whatever.
I checked the specifications for 15 against 14. Quicktime is no longer listed as a requirement. I've only edited footage from Sony and Panasonic cameras. As far as I know, they are not capable of shooting in Apple formats. I think some Canon camcorders did for awhile, but I'm not sure.
A number of still cameras and DSLRs save footage at MOV files.
Your level of experience is far beyond mine. My reference is the specifications page for 15. It clearly leaves out a requirement for Quicktime. It also lists Quicktime in "supported formats". Additionally, "Import/export of some formats may require activation via an Internet connection. Activation is fast, easy, and free."
It says to me that whatever "codecs" are necessary can be used or found without having any form of Quicktime installation on a PC, partial or otherwise.
If it works for you without Quicktime, then by all means leave it off, Bill. I won't stake my whole reputation on it.
But here's the official word from Adobe, which seems to imply you might need it for some formats.
Bumping this thread to life with a curious question if you guys have had the oportunity to try out codec support in 15, and if it still needs Quicktime codecs to work properly with mac and iPhone formats?
The short answer is: You do if you do and you don't if you don't.
Many common Quicktime codecs are supported with version 15. But, if you find you can't edit some MOV files, then installing the Quicktime components will likely resolve your issue.
Sorry to reopen an old thread. I have an iPhone 7, which of course creates .mov files for video. I can copy these files to my Windows 10 PC and play them back fine. However, when I import videos from my iPhone into Organizer, they show up as green boxes in the thumbnails. If I preview, I see a continuous green box, but I hear the audio. If I add the media into an Elements project, I get the same thing: I see the thumbnails as green boxes and, while I can hear the audio, I never see the video, I just see a green box.
I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling Quicktime for Windows with no change.
Other than transcoding the clips to another format though a different program, how can I edit iPhone video with Premiere Elements for Windows?
Although Premiere Elements and the Organizer should be able to work with iPhone video without your converting it.
What are the specs of this video? Is it 1920x1080 or is it 4K? That could make a difference.
Also, have you opened a Premiere Elements project and placed this footage as the first clip on your timeline? This should trigger the program to set the project settings to match your video -- and should activate any necessary components for working with the video.
If that doesn't work, you may want to open a new thread discussing this matter or post your question to the free Community Forum at Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com, rather than tagging onto an unrelated thread, where it can get posters' full attention.