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  • Sat, Nov 3 2018 3:56 PM

    • Gerry S
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    Dropped support for QuickTime 7 era formats and codecs

    I’m sure many avid editors are aware of the pain that is happening in the Adobe community now they have stoped  support for QuickTime 7 era formats and codecs. ...DNX is one of these codecs!!!

     

    In short the latest update has completely screwed many peoples work flows and archived projects.

     

    I’m a little worried us Avid folks may be facing the same problems in a few months time.

     

    Below is taken from the Avid knowledge base.

     

     

    http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/How_To/QuickTime-Support-and-Security-on-Windows

     

     

    ‘Avid has been working on a solution to remove Media Composer's and Pro Tools' dependencies on Apple QuickTime libraries. We will be releasing updates throughout this year and next to accomplish this. When completed, we will replace reliance on QuickTime for the following file types:

    • DNxHR and DNxHD        
    • ProRes
    • H.264
    • TIFF
    • MJPEG
    • JPEG
    • XAVC-S
    • MP3
    • AAC
    • Uncompressed audio formats (PCM, ADPCM, etc.)’

     

    I’d like some reassurance and advice going forward.

     

    Will my Dnx120 archived projects be supported on future Mac and Windows versions of Avid?

     

    And what is the nearest version of codec to  DNX120 (a codec that isn’t processor hungry) I should start working in to future proof my work?

     

    Cheers

     

    G

  • Sat, Nov 3 2018 4:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Dropped support for QuickTime 7 era formats and codecs

    How are those DNx120 files wrapped? .mov? Quicktime or MXF?

    Avids moves away from QT on the ingest side see us being able to AMA link with an non QT plugin.

    Its not the DNx120 codec thats the issue rather the wrapper its in.

     

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  • Sat, Nov 3 2018 9:46 PM In reply to

    • Gerry S
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    Re: Dropped support for QuickTime 7 era formats and codecs

    My issue is

     

     

    Apple is not going ro support Dnx120.

     

    I have a bunch of old projects & media that is Dnx 120.

     

    When I update my computers & opperating system a few years down the line.

     

    Will my sequenceswork?

     

    I'm not a fan of AMA'ing as you can forget to consolidate stuff.

     

    But are you saying DNX.mxf in my 'avid media files' will be fine it's just the quicktimes that will be the problem?

     

    thanks

     

    G

  • Sat, Nov 3 2018 9:48 PM In reply to

    • Gerry S
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    Re: Dropped support for QuickTime 7 era formats and codecs

    My issue is



    Apple is not going ro support Dnx120.


    I have a bunch of old projects & media that is Dnx 120.


    When I update my computers & opperating system a few years down the line.


    Will my sequenceswork?


    I'm not a fan of AMA'ing as you can forget to consolidate stuff.


    But are you saying DNX.mxf in my 'avid media files' will be fine it's just the quicktimes that will be the problem?


    thanks


    G

  • Sat, Nov 3 2018 10:14 PM In reply to

    Re: Dropped support for QuickTime 7 era formats and codecs

    I think you are confusing some things. Apple, Avid and Adobe are fully committed to supporting QuickTime. what these 3 and the rest of the industry is doing is moving away from QuickTime 7 engine and libraries. But QT 7 is not the only way to process media including MOV files.  

    Apple wants the rest of the world to follow them via QuickTime X or AVFoundation. Avid and Adobe are creating alternative libraries to support their application. 

     

    So don’t panic. It’s like MS cancelling Word 2010. Your Word files are safe. Your Mov DNXHD 120 are safe. 

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