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  1. I'm using footage from my university's tv broadcast for b-roll. I copied the MOV files to my desktop to do some editing, but when I open the files in an editing program, the video doesn't sho up, only the audio channels. I can watch the video fine from my pc, but I just can't edit them. Any thoughts why? Here is MediaInfo on one of the files:

    General
    Complete name : C:\Users\James\Desktop\hannah\VOD_210 Can PKG 1 (PGM).mov
    Format : MPEG-4
    Format profile : QuickTime
    Codec ID : qt
    File size : 303 MiB
    Duration : 22s 523ms
    Overall bit rate mode : Variable
    Overall bit rate : 113 Mbps
    Encoded date : UTC 2014-05-01 00:13:24
    Tagged date : UTC 2014-05-01 00:13:24

    Video
    ID : 1
    Format : MPEG Video
    Format version : Version 2
    Format profile : High@High
    Format settings, BVOP : No
    Format settings, Matrix : Default
    Format settings, GOP : N=1
    Codec ID : xd5b
    Duration : 22s 523ms
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 110 Mbps
    Maximum bit rate : 100.0 Mbps
    Width : 1 920 pixels
    Height : 1 080 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 29.970 fps
    Standard : NTSC
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:2
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Interlaced
    Scan order : Top Field First
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 1.763
    Time code of first frame : 19:13:01;19
    Time code source : Group of pictures header
    Stream size : 294 MiB (97%)
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2014-05-01 00:13:24
    Tagged date : UTC 2014-05-01 00:13:24

    Audio #1
    ID : 2
    Format : PCM
    Format settings, Endianness : Little
    Format settings, Sign : Signed
    Codec ID : sowt
    Duration : 22s 488ms
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 1 536 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L R
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Bit depth : 16 bits
    Stream size : 4.12 MiB (1%)
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2014-05-01 00:13:24
    Tagged date : UTC 2014-05-01 00:13:24

    Audio #2
    ID : 3
    Format : PCM
    Format settings, Endianness : Little
    Format settings, Sign : Signed
    Codec ID : sowt
    Duration : 22s 488ms
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 1 536 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L R
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Bit depth : 16 bits
    Stream size : 4.12 MiB (1%)
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2014-05-01 00:13:24
    Tagged date : UTC 2014-05-01 00:13:24

    Other
    ID : 4
    Type : Time code
    Format : QuickTime TC
    Duration : 22s 523ms
    Time code of first frame : 19:13:02;20
    Time code settings : Striped
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2014-05-01 00:13:24
    Tagged date : UTC 2014-05-01 00:13:24
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  2. You probably need an MPEG 2 decoder that can handle 4:2:2 chroma subsampling. Depending on the editor, ffdshow might work.
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  3. Member TreeTops's Avatar
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    You didn't say which editing program you are using but some require that you install quicktime (latest version) in order to edit MOV files.
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    It could be worthwhile trying to convert the file to something else like a standard DVD quality MPEG-2 video or an SD H.264/AAC MP4 video to just rule out any problems with the editor's ability to edit the MOV file. Also, be sure to use lower bitrates for testing. I know that if scratch disks are not set up properly (in at least one editor program I use) it will prevent you from editing files properly at high bitrates.
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  5. Member Cornucopia's Avatar
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    Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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    Yes, those are not standard DVD-Video-compliant MP@ML MPEG2 files, those are XDCam HD422 format (HP@HL). Quicktime does NOT have a decoder (nor encoder) that can handle that. You must look to 3rd party codec plugins that can (e.g. Flip4Mac, Telestream, etc). This can often be $$$. However, it looks like Sony may provide a plugin on their XDCam manufacturer site, possibly at no cost (didn't check that far).

    Cannot give you further info without knowing which workflow scenario(s) you are using. (Incl. Mac vs. PC, editor software, version#, OS version, etc).

    Scott
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