5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2011 1:11 PM by Jeff Bellune

    XDCAM and Premiere CS5 Mac

    Revolution009

      I have an .mov file using the XDCAM xdv8 codec and I'm having trouble opening it in Premiere or Media Encoder. I really just want to compress the file down for web use, but I'm having trouble opening it. I have tried Premiere, Media Encoder and Quicktime and all give the same error, that I do not have the correct codec. VLC is able to play the file, however.

       

      I have read through this thread but unfortunately there was never a solution posted... http://forums.adobe.com/thread/753275?tstart=-1

       

      Any suggestions?

        • 1. Re: XDCAM and Premiere CS5 Mac
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Use this to find file details http://mediainfo.massanti.com/

           

          Post back and someone may be able to help

          • 2. Re: XDCAM and Premiere CS5 Mac
            Revolution009 Level 1

            This is the output from a similar program, called MediaInfo...

             

            General

            Count                            : 278

            Count of stream of this kind     : 1

            Kind of stream                   : General

            Kind of stream                   : General

            Stream identifier                : 0

            Inform                           : QuickTime: 34.6 GiB

            Complete name                    : /Volumes/videos/2011/Convocation/Raw Footage/UOIT - XDCAM 1.mov

            Folder name                      : /Volumes/videos/2011/Convocation/Raw Footage

            File name                        : UOIT - XDCAM 1

            File extension                   : mov

            Format                           : QuickTime

            Format                           : QuickTime

            Format/Info                      : Original Apple specifications

            Format/Url                       : http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/standalone.html

            Format/Extensions usually used   : mov qt

            Commercial name                  : QuickTime

            Internet media type              : video/quicktime

            Codec                            : QuickTime

            Codec                            : QuickTime

            Codec/Info                       : Original Apple specifications

            Codec/Url                        : http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/standalone.html

            Codec/Extensions usually used    : mov qt

            File size                        : 37173999914

            File size                        : 34.6 GiB

            File size                        : 35 GiB

            File size                        : 35 GiB

            File size                        : 34.6 GiB

            File size                        : 34.62 GiB

            Stream size                      : 37173999914

            Stream size                      : 34.6 GiB (100%)

            Stream size                      : 35 GiB

            Stream size                      : 35 GiB

            Stream size                      : 34.6 GiB

            Stream size                      : 34.62 GiB

            Stream size                      : 34.6 GiB (100%)

            Proportion of this stream        : 1.00000

            HeaderSize                       : 0

            DataSize                         : 37167493120

            FooterSize                       : 6506794

            IsStreamable                     : No

            File last modification date      : UTC 2011-06-06 20:25:14

            File last modification date (loc : 2011-06-06 16:25:14

            • 3. Re: XDCAM and Premiere CS5 Mac
              Jeff Bellune Level 5

              VLC uses its own internal codecs for playback.  It doesn't use system codecs, and the system can't use its codecs.

               

              From another user, assuming you are on Windows:

               

              That's a Quicktime movie exported using the Sony XDCAM HD codec, most  likely exported from FCP. There are no XDCAM playback components for  QuickTime on Windows--at least, there are none that are available from  Apple. Try downloading the Calibrated XD Decode component (there's a demo version you can try), and see if that doesn't allow you to at least preview the file.

               

              From the same user:

               

              Download and install WinFF,  which is a converter/transcoder built on the FFMPEG libraries. FFMPEG  seems to be able to ingest just about anything I've thrown at it, and  WinFF has always done a good job of converting bizarro files when the  situation calls for it. You could probably try the "DV" preset, which  will create a raw DV stream.

               

              -Jeff

              • 4. Re: XDCAM and Premiere CS5 Mac
                Revolution009 Level 1

                Title of the thread was "XDCAM and Premiere CS5 Mac" so the above post unfortunately doesn't apply. I do have access to a Windows computer but not with the CS5 suite.

                • 5. Re: XDCAM and Premiere CS5 Mac
                  Jeff Bellune Level 5

                  Sorry, my fault.  Calibrated XD Decode has a Mac version.  I shouldn't have limited my comments to Windows.  Plus, you don't need the CS5 suite to run WinFF, so access to a Windows box may work for you after all.

                   

                  -Jeff