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Old October 30th, 2010, 09:18 AM   #16
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Just want to point out, HDV is already MPEG2, so you've just re-compressed the video a second time into MPEG2.
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Old October 31st, 2010, 09:27 AM   #17
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Okay, Michael is correct. The QTPro saved files are the same as the originals.
They do not play using QTPro on second Macbook Pro which does not contain FCP. Audio only.
StreamClip plays the audio only.
VLC Player will play the audio and video.

As I found in another thread, it apparently has something to do with Final Cut Pro files on the other machine. So I am back to where I started.
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Old October 31st, 2010, 11:28 AM   #18
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If you are using Final Cut Pro (and sorry I had assumed you were using something more basic), that gives you more options. Check out this thread:

!VERY URGENT! ProRes to PC

It seems you can export your files as ProRes422 (avoiding recompression) for which your friend can download and install Apple's free ProRes Decoder for Windows which (hopefully) allows the Pinnacle App to open the file. A friend of mine who uses Macs has also suggested that you look at this thread from an Apple forum:

Apple - Support - Discussions - can't use HDV quicktime .mov files ...

Apparently, FCP can export HDV using the MJPEG A or B codecs to create files which PCs are supposed to be able to read.

As for fitting everything into FAT32 file sizes, your best bet is to split your longer timelines into segments (probably 18 minutes each), exporting in sections that produce files under the 4 gb limitation for FAT32. Your friend can then stitch them back together on his timeline.
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Old October 31st, 2010, 03:03 PM   #19
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Jay, thank you for those references. I will give them a try.

Interestingly, I went to download the ProRes file on my Windows box and up popped a window telling me that it was already installed. That was a surprise.
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