So with Quicktime being vulnerable to windows, I no longer have it installed. What I'm wondering is, what is the best, largest file that I can convert my mov. videos to that hitfilm will import without the help of Quicktime?
If they come from a camera, then rename them to .mp4, and that'll work just fine.
I still use QuickTime, as well as DNxHD, Though there's of course other intermediate codecs to choose from.
Thanks! Didn't realize it would be something simple like that. So nothing is changed to the video? Just a rename and it's good as the original?
@Brain132 - If you can do without QuickTime, due to the security risk, uninstalling it is a no-brainer. As a second best, just uninstall the QuickTime player (quicktimeplayer.exe) and leave the codecs installed - the vulnerabilities only apply to the player - see http://hitfilm.com/forum/discussion/40218/quicktime-vulnerability-strategies-for-windows-users . As @KevinTheFilmmaker says, most .mov files created by cameras (such Canon DSLRs) are just MP4 files in a QuickTime wrapper so renaming them with a .mp4 extension usually works fine. In fact, HitFilm seems to handle the renamed files better as there seems to be a significant overhead caused by the QuickTime engine regarding mp4 files.While mp4 files work fine in HitFilm, if you are editing at a high resolution such as 1080p, things can soon get very sluggish unless you are using a highly specified computer. That's where Kevin's reference to an intermediate format comes in. The idea is that you convert your highly compressed (e.g., mp4) camera files to a format that is optimised for editing to avoid stuttering and glitches. I used to use DNxHD, but as it's reliant on QuickTime, I've now switched to Cineform, which is just as good if not better. It's available for free - just download and install GoPro Studio (it's free, you don't need to own a GoPro camera) and the Cineform codecs will be available to other video software on your system, including HitFilm.
I've already uninstalled Quicktime, so it's a bit late for me to hold onto the codecs. Probably be a bad idea to reinstall it.
My issue isn't really video size, so I'm not worried about converting to something more manageable. I guess I'll just have to go through all of my footage and rename the .mov files to .mp4. Annoying, but it'll work.
QuickTime is required for .mov, and if you convert them to DNxHD codec the container is still going to be .mov.
I think that you're a bit paranoid about QuickTime, I say use it!
Okay, I reinstalled Quicktime and disabled the player. And now hitfilm can read my .mov files! Thanks.
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