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Old August 19th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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Setting Quicktime and VLC for Canon EOS 5D Mark II

On default, VLC is set to use hardware YUVtoRGB conversion and Quicktime is set to use DirectX. For both players, default settings are meant for using hardware accelerated conversion.

For those having problems correctly viewing the files on their monitors do the next:

In VLC go to Tools>Preferences>Show settings: All>Video>Output modules>DirectX and deselect Use hardware YUV->RGB conversions.

For Quicktime: go to Edit>Preferences>Quicktime Preferences>Advanced and in Video select Safe mode(GDI only) instead of DirectX. (For those missing MJPEG codec here is the "Enable encoding using legacy codecs" setting too).

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Old August 19th, 2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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Tried your solution. Not quite there for me (at least with the computer HW I have). It still stutters quite a bit.

You might want to have a look at these VLC settings:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/canon-eos...ion-found.html

I've had flawless playback on all computer HW I have tried it.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 03:58 AM   #3
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Tried your solution. Not quite there for me (at least with the computer HW I have). It still stutters quite a bit.

You might want to have a look at these VLC settings:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/canon-eos...ion-found.html

I've had flawless playback on all computer HW I have tried it.

The settings I was referring to affect mostly the color space conversion and the way the colors are displayed. They do not solve the stuttering issue. I had to change those settings because on my computer all the 5DMII footage looked flat, grayed and dull. I had no stuttering issues at all till now.
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Old August 23rd, 2009, 11:39 AM   #4
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Ultimately the goal should be to have a video card that supports openGL. Or buy a mac.

I hate quicktime on PC. VLC all the way.
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Old August 24th, 2009, 10:26 PM   #5
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FYI
Windows 7 media player plays the 5D Mark II qt files back flawlessly.
Both laptop and workstations play fine now. No more messing with other
programs to preview the qt files.

To lazy to go look at the links, but the settings I used for VLC on XP to play the QT HD files, resulted in a tad less quality on play back.
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