2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 28, 2008 9:32 PM by Mylenium

    can't use HDV quicktime .mov files (captured in Final Cut Pro) on a mac at work) on my PC at home

      Hiya everyone!
      I've taken some work home from the macs at work, but can't open it on my PC.
      Footage was captured in FCP on a mac at work, HDV quicktime .mov, but won't open in the newest quicktime, windows media player and more importantly in Adobe After Effects CS3 or Premiere Pro CS3 on my PC at home.

      When I try opening the files in quicktime, the screen is white, but the audio plays. They don't open in windows media player at all. When I try to import them into Premiere, I get a message reading, "Error Message, Codec missing or unavailable". But they import into After Effects, except they only play as white...

      I've tried converting them into almost everything, and they often play (as .avi for example in the newest QT, WMP, Adobe Premiere and AE), but they increase A LOT in size and decrease A LOT in quality.

      The HDV files that won't open read as:
      Source: *.mov
      Format: HDV 1080i50, 1920 x 1080, Millions 16-bit Integer (Little Endian), 48.000 kHz
      Movie FPS: 25.00
      Playing FPS: (Available when playing)
      Data Size: 69.53 MB
      Data Rate: 28.10 mbits/sec
      Current time: 00:00:01.64
      Duration: 00:00:20.76
      Normal size: 1920 x 1080
      Current size: 1920 x 1080

      Anything smaller than 1920 x 1080 plays fine.

      I've been all through google, and the adobe and apple sites, and the best I could find is here:
      http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=7753066#7753066
      and
      http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=8159317&#8159317
      My problem is almost identical to these 2...

      No one in the whole world seems to have an answer...
      Does anyone here know how I can use the HDV files from the work macs on my PC at home?
      -Kaiwin