looking for a good .mov converter

    Sep 27 2009 | 12:24 pm
    As i know by now.. the best codec to play around with HD material in Jitter is PhotoJpeg (am i right?)
    now iam searching a good and reliable converter....
    i think most of you trying to help me will say "use quick time pro" it seems good, but it keeps crashing a lot on windows7
    si if anybody knows about a little tool, that does what i want to do, he would save my digital life
    thanks for your time

    • Sep 27 2009 | 3:47 pm
      According to some tests, Apple Prores outperforms PhotoJPG, but it is bigger in filesize (2x as big at least). I don't think there's an ecoder for windows though, only a decoder. To encode to PhotoJPG you could check 'Mpeg Streamclip'. It's a great app for converting, free and handy for those tacky .vob files and whatnot as well. You can find it here : http://www.squared5.com/
    • Sep 28 2009 | 12:07 pm
      thanks a lot. works well...
      since filesize isnt a problem these days... can i use the pro res codec on windows?
    • Sep 28 2009 | 2:47 pm
      Like I said, there's a decoder. This means you can read the files. You can find it on the apple site : http://support.apple.com/downloads/Apple_ProRes_QuickTime_Decoder_1_0_for_Windows
      The encoding can, as far as I know, only be done on Mac. The codec is installed with Final Cut Pro, but I don't know if it's available on its own...