QuickTime Exporting Options – Enabling Legacy Codecs – For dPlex Pro, Omnivore and other programs

Installing the QuickTime framework onto your system to enable various QT Export/Capture options, including Uncompressed.

Some multimedia programs require the Apple Quicktime framework in order to export to MOV uncompressed.

Omnivore™ QT Uncompressed Export – To enable the QT uncompressed option when processing Omnivore OMV or OMVA  files from the Omnivore Viewer, you should have the Quicktime framework installed.

dPlex Pro – What File Format Can dPlex Pro Read or Process ?

dPlex Pro was built around the Quicktime framework, and works best with MOV source files; either a QuickTime Reference file or an encoded QuickTime file.

You can also capture directly to uncompressed NTSC in a number of other ways, using uncompressed capture cards and/or an uncompressed capture card and an NLE that supports that card.

Process the file using Omnivore™ FFmpeg Convert. 
If you already have the NTSC video in a digital format that isn’t uncompressed, and you don’t have access to the tape to digitize it uncompressed, you might consider transcoding it using Omnivore FFmpeg Convert.  Launch Omnivore > Open the file in Omnivore Viewer > Select Uncompressed MOV

Instructions For Installing the QuickTime Framework

If the QuickTime framework is not available at all on your system, you most likely don’t have QuickTime installed.

Go to > Add/Remove Programs and look for QuickTime. If not listed, you can download it here.

Download “QuickTime for Windows” QuickTimeInstaller7.7.9.exe – Downloaded 313 times – 40 MB

This version of QuickTime allows you to do a “Custom” install of “Quicktime Essentials” without loading the QuickTime player.  Essentials will install just the QuickTime framework so that you can export to .MOV

If you have an Avid system or other software that uses Quicktime, check to see what version is compatible.

If you had an older version of Avid installed that had the Avid Quicktime Reference Files as an option, you should be able to leverage that option still even if you upgraded to a newer version of Avid.  If you already captured the video using Avid Capture to OMF or MXF file uncompressed, you can try exporting as QT Reference media which is really fast, then open the QT Reference in dPlex Pro.  If it works, you should see your media in dPlex Pro and you can processes it from there.

Options for Exporting with and without QuickTime Installed

Enabling Legacy CODECs

Once QuickTime is installed, if you want to enable the MOV with TIFF CODEC option, do the following.

  1. Launch Quicktime
  2. Go to Edit > Preferences > Quicktime Preferences.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab and look toward the bottom of the window.
  4. Check the box next to the statement “Enable encoding using legacy codecs”.

If I.T. will not allow you to have QuickTime player installed on your system, you have a couple options

  1. Export to another format like AVI
  2. Do a custom install of QuickTime without the player and export to compression type – none, with millions of colors instead of millions plus. This will export without tha Alpha channel
  3. Install QuickTime CODEC and player, enable legacy CODECs as show below then goto add/remove programs > modify, and remove the player; the framework and Legacy settings will remain.

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