I have been working on this issue for a while. I have been asking for exports of video files that have been shot in high definition. I want the exports to be full HD and uncompressed or as uncompressed as possible, so that I may edit the files on my PC.
The files have been exported using Final Cut Pro. Most of them were exported to a .MOV format.
An issue that I didn't realize until recently was that the MOV files were unviewable on my PC as well as my Mac (I tried playing it on both platforms just to see).
It turns out that Final Cut Pro, not just Quicktime, is required to view MOV file exports.
I have just asked for a RAW AVI export of a movie from someone and I hope the quality is uncompressed.
Did I ask for the correct format? I want to edit on my PC (Cyberlink PowerDirector 7 Ultra; 64-bit program and Windows is 64-bit as well).
As to what I want to do with the footage...
I want the best quality so that I personally may edit and convert to other formats (eg. put on a blu-ray with original quality, put on DVD, etc.).
So, I want to be able to do as much as possible with the footage, hence the desire for uncompressed video.
Obviously, a MPEG-4 h.264 has less compression than a DVD, but the HD quality is lost with that format.
Thanks for any help and advice!
Here is what VLC showed for a movie I had exported to MOV that was not viewable to me since I did not have Final Cut Pro. (I just asked for a MOV file export). I had Quicktime, but obviously codecs available only with Final Cut Pro were required.
From VLC, I chose Media Information and under Codec Details, the following appeared:
Codec: MPEG-1/2 Video (xdvd)
Frame rate: 23.976000
Codec: PCM S16 LE (sowt)
Sample Rate: 48000 Hz
Bits per sample: 16
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Last edited by adrien23; 26th Mar 2011 at 14:52. Reason: Adding information