QuickTime HDV file issues in Premiere Pro CS6 (Windows)

Working with HDV QuickTime files generated on a Mac in a Windows version of Premiere Pro? If so, you may have run into a problem with the video portion of the clip not displaying. This issue is related to Apple not including the HDV component in the Windows version of QuickTime.

If you need to have access to the HDV QuickTime files on your PC, you have a few options:

  • Purchase the Calibrated{Q} XD Decoder for PCs. This allows you to read QuickTime XDCAM and HDV QuickTime video files.
  • Transcode the files to another codec on a Mac
  • Transcode the files to another format using a program like VLC.

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5 Responses to QuickTime HDV file issues in Premiere Pro CS6 (Windows)

  1. Doug Hallman says:

    Is there a way to get around it on a Mac that doesn’t have final cut installed as I believe that the XDCAM and HDV Quicktime codes only install with the pro apps?

  2. CWilliams2C says:

    I’m experiencing the same problem. Recieved mov. files that will only play audio. I also tried to import in premiere pro and message said missing needed codec. I downloaded the Calibrated{Q} XD Decoder. Problem persist except now that the files will import to Premiere pro, and audio plays there, but only shows a white screen. I’ve tried installling earlier versions of QuickTime to no avail also with the Calibrated{Q} XD Decoder installed. No luck so far.

  3. Daniel says:

    You can use ffmbc to conver the movie to another format, for example MXF
    This is the commad line that produces the MXF output.

    c:\FFMPEG>ffmbc -i -threads 8 -vf scale=1920:1080:interl=1 -target xdcamhd422 -tff -an -acodec pcm_s24le -ar 48000 -newaudio -acodec pcm_s24le -ar 48000 -newaudio -map_audio_channel 0:1:0:0:1:0 -map_audio_channel 0:1:1:0:2:0
    this will give you an MXF file with 2 audios that you can import in Adobe premiere or Final Cut.