An HDV Quicktime file should play on any Windows machine with Quicktime player installed.
Do you have a current version of Quicktime installed? Will the file play in Quicktime player at all?
Hello - thanks.
It doesn't play. It opens, but it's blank. It gives an error sayign that the correct components are not installed to play this file. I've got QT Pro 7.6.6.
Can import to AE and blanlk too. Can copy to my Mac and it plays fine.
Strange. I don't have an immediate solution, but in the meantime an obvious workaround would be to convert it in the Mac to a more PC friendly format. Try Quicktime Animation to see if other standard Quicktime codecs have similar problems.
If it's FCP HDV, then you're out of luck. These CoDecs are not available for PC and even on a Mac you actualyl have to have FCB installed to use them. As Andrew was suggesting, the file needs to be made available in another CoDec, which could be ProRes 422, PNG, Animation etc...
Hey, thanks everyone. I hear you M about it most likely being the native codecs in FCP. I had the same idea to export using a more generic encoder. But there are like 90 in that list! Or so it seems. I ended up doing a custom export and having to play with the pixel ratio multiple times to get it right. I think it's going to work.
Thanks again for all the thoughts on this. Now off to figure out a concept to use army men, a woman doing balley in a 3D environment for this class project! Wish me luck.