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#1 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 05:56 PM

Question to all the Windows familiar guys out there.

 

Just saw this article stating that people on Windows machines need to uninstall Quicktime

http://blog.trendmic...-windows-today/

 

However I cannot edit without Quicktimes codecs, and can't figure out a way to ditch the program and keep the codecs.

 

What are some alternative codec packs which can be installed to read prores files without the Quicktime being installed on the machine?

 

Thanks in advance.


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 09:23 PM

It's funny you mention that because I use a program called MacGo for watching blu-rays on my Mac, and it can play ProRes files, but tonight I was comparing a ProRes file played on MacGo compared to Quicktime and there was a color and brightness shift on MacGo.


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 11:20 PM

Thanks for replying, do the codecs for MacGo also affect the color in a completely separate editor? Or is that exclusively within the player?


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 07:06 AM

Within the player. It's a ProRes file which I'd normally use the QuickTime player for but I needed to grab frames.
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#5 Jeff L'Heureux

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 04:03 PM

Lately, I've been watching ProRes files using DaVinci Resolve.  It seems to not have the color/brightness shifts that I've noticed when opening the same files with quicktime or VLC, at least for me.


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#6 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 04:56 PM

VLC will play it and various other apps based on the ffmpeg libaries will read it and do things with it.

 

I'm not sure what the long-term solution is for desktop apps like Premiere. You don't want to be transcoding everything.


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#7 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 06:02 PM

Here is AVIDs advice in the short term:

 

http://avid.force.co...rity-on-Windows


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