1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 16, 2012 3:12 PM by Dave LaRonde

    best way and output format to convert from icod

    airstorm

      Hello,

      I still didnt find way to open on PC .mov video coded in icod. Probably I have to convert it using Mac to some format readable for PC. So my question is: what is the best way, program and output format to do this? I read somewhere that icod is native for Final Cut Pro (Im not 100% sure), so should I use this program? Is there possible batch conversion (I have a lot of these movies)? Can you write me please all the setting I should use? I want to open converted files on Pc in Premiere Pro 5.5, preserving best possible quality. Here are details about exemplary file:

       

      Format                           : QuickTime

      Format/Info                      : Original Apple specifications

      Overall bit rate mode            : Variable

      Overall bit rate                 : 47.0 Mbps

      Writing library                  : Apple QuickTime

       

      Video

      ID                               : 3

      Format                           : Intermediate Codec

      Codec ID                         : icod

      Codec ID/Hint                    : Apple

      Duration                         : 17s 360ms

      Bit rate mode                    : Variable

      Bit rate                         : 45.5 Mbps

      Width                            : 1 920 pixels

      Height                           : 1 080 pixels

      Display aspect ratio             : 16:9

      Frame rate mode                  : Constant

      Frame rate                       : 25.000 fps

      Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.878

      Stream size                      : 94.2 MiB (97%)

      Language                         : English

      Encoded date                     : UTC 2011-05-01 19:09:55

      Tagged date                      : UTC 2011-05-01 19:09:55

       

      Audio

      ID                               : 2

      Format                           : PCM

      Format settings, Endianness      : Big

      Format settings, Sign            : Signed

      Codec ID                         : twos

      Duration                         : 17s 360ms

      Bit rate mode                    : Constant

      Bit rate                         : 1 536 Kbps

      Channel(s)                       : 2 channels

      Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz

      Bit depth                        : 16 bits

      Stream size                      : 3.18 MiB (3%)

      Language                         : English

      Encoded date                     : UTC 2011-05-01 13:57:29

      Tagged date                      : UTC 2011-05-01 13:58:04

       

       

      Or if anybody has time and will to try open this file on PC, I would be very grateful, here you can download one:

      [code]http://speedy.sh/2aYqa/MVI-0765.mov[/code]

      [need to click "Pobierz MVI 0765.mov"]

       

      thank you!

        • 1. Re: best way and output format to convert from icod
          Dave LaRonde Level 6

          The footage is actually in Quicktime's Apple Intermediate Codec, and you do need to use a Mac to transcode.  AIC is one of those short-lived attempts to retain as much image quality as possible that fell between DV and the use of cards to record video.  I recommend transcoding to Quicktime's PNG codec: the file size will be huge, but you won't lose any image quality.  You can read & write it if you have QT 7 for win installed.

           

          Any Mac with Final Cut suite should be able to do the job.  Apple Compressor should do the trick for the transcoding.