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  • Bruno Toré

    January 23, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Hi Everyone,

    I just finished a cut, wanted to kick out a quick export to share with the director but don’t have any QT options. If I try to use “send to Quicktime Reference” I get a “Quick Time not available” warning.

    I’m working on OSX 10.15.7 Avid Media Composer 2020.12

    Any suggestions?


    Thank you in advance

  • David Budnetz

    January 23, 2021 at 1:02 am

    QT ref and QT Same-As-Source are not available in MacOS 10.15 with media composer. You can install the legacy quicktime components for some Quicktime functions. Recomended workflow is to kick out a DNX OP1a MXF file and encode externally for H.264 or other highly compressed formats.

  • Daniel Meadows

    January 23, 2021 at 2:07 am

    Use MXF OP1a. Works great for me. Quick and better intermediary than Quicktime Reference was.

  • Pat Horridge

    January 23, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Apple removed QuickTime in Catalina in fact they nolonger support any 32bit application support so you can’t install QuickTime or legacy components.

    So in MC 2020 Avid have added an alternative.

    In the export list at the bottom you have MOV and MP4 these allow you to select a codec including H264 It’s much faster and simpler than earlier versions.

  • Bruno Toré

    January 23, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Thank you all for your help. I did export an MXF OP1a and then used Media Encoder to kick out an h264.

    Thanks, Pat somehow I had missed the mov and mp4 options. That works great and saves me the extra Encoder step for the next couple of exports.

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