H.264 mov

Where is the H.264 codec for mov format in hitfilm pro (latest version)


  • Are you on a Mac?

    It has never existed for Windows and still does not. AVC/H.264 supported in mp4 container only.

  • @NormanPCN that's really stupid, after effects has the ability to export. Mov h.264 on a Windows why can't hitfilm do that 

  • I don't know why you would do that because MP4 and MOV are just containers, and MOV requires you to have QuickTime...

  • Um, I'm from Missouri today... I see no export option for a h.264 mov container in AE or the Media encoder.

    Could you please show me... ???

  • That video looks like AE on a Mac.

    Again, I asked first, are you on a Mac? If you are then the Hitfilm docs say that...

    Export Formats

    Additional supported export formats include:

    Quicktime .MOV: AVC/H.264, Apple Pro Res 422, Apple Pro Res 4444 (24-bit & 32-bit) & Photo-JPEG.

    This stuff is realistically using the Apple video subsystem on the Mac OS.

    The second question is, why are you so hot for AVC in a MOV container?

    AVC in an MP4 container is just as playable and just as portable as AVC in MOV. AVC+MP4 might be more portable.

  • Yep. I see the option now on the PC. Didn't think it would be there by default like on the native Mac OS. +1

  • @NormanPCN no im not on a mac...and I would like to use H.264 .mov file on my pc because my professor requires me to export things in a .mov file h.264

  • @Anderson01498 In this case if you change the extension to MOV, it'll work and your professor will probably never notice. If you really want to play it safe, a simple FFMpeg command, ffmpeg -i "%~1" -c:v copy -c:a copy "%~p1%~n1.mov", in bat file, will rewrap any mp4 you drag and drop on it to MOV. There's a also an older GUI for FFMpeg called Video Container Changer if you don't want to deal with the command line. 


  • @Aladdin4d thanks for your help

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