Hey there, I have several legacy .pct sequences that will not import into AE 5 or 5.5.
This is on an 8 core OSX 10.5.8. Ae will import one frame of the directory, but not a sequence.
The files are originally generated by C4d and rendered on a mac of the same specs.
My work around is opening the sequence in Quicktime and exporting as a .mov
The odd thing, the import parameters identify the .pct files as a quicktime file, which I believe is the ultimate
issue here. 1 file=1 .mov, which it's not...
Also, in AE CS4, the files behave as expected.... import perfectly.
Directory looks like this:
Probably normal within what you can expect. PICT handling always has been a mess not just in AE but also in QT itself. If an external conversion works, well, then it's probably as good as it ever gets...
PICT in Mac is deprecated to 32-bit apps only. AFIAK, there are no 64-bit OS X services than can read PICT files (that includes Quicktime). I think Graphic Converter can handle them still. But PICT is dead. Move on to PNG.