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Old September 5th, 2006, 03:58 PM   #1
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Final Cut .mov to use on Windows PC

I've just got a new client that is capturing 'live' programs via an AJA Kona 2 card into Final Cut Pro HD in 1080i HD. I copied the file to my PC (running PPro and Matrox RT.X2, but I only hear the audio with no video. I'm sure it is a codec issue. What is the best way to convert the file or capture to a .mov file that will be seen on my PC. It would probably be best just to edit on his Final Cut Pro machine but it is being used for multiple things right now and I am a seasoned veteran on the Matrox systems and a newbie to Macs.

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Old September 5th, 2006, 04:54 PM   #2
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Uncompressed is probably easiest. If you have QT pro on the windows system
open the movie and do an export to see which codecs are installed on that
system. The FCP 10-bit and DVCPROHD codecs are *not* available on Windows,
neither is any codec that you have installed with other packages.

Perhaps AJA has the codec available for the Windows platform as well?
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Old September 6th, 2006, 08:33 AM   #3
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Rob,

On the MAC, using Final Cut Pro, which would I export or capture to? There are many files that I use from Digital Juice that are quicktime and open on my PC just fine. Thanks for your reply.
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Old September 6th, 2006, 08:46 AM   #4
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If you can spare the harddisk space and you can get a harddisk to the
Windows machine (either by network or perhaps using something like MacDrive
for Windows) I would go uncompressed (no codec).

I'm not sure what's best to pick if you need to edit the stuff on Windows.

If it's just for playback encode to H.264.

I don't have enough experience with the QuickTime codecs yet for editing, so
hopefully someone else can comment on that side.
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Old September 6th, 2006, 08:49 AM   #5
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Thanks Rob... I do have a portable 400 GB drive and I'm using MacDrive to see it on the PC. I will give the uncompressed a shot if Final Cut will capture in that mode.
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Old September 6th, 2006, 10:17 AM   #6
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I don't think it will. I would capture in whatever format works best and then
export to uncompressed from FCP.
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