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  • QT to AVI fails

    Posted by Alan Stephens on February 13, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I need to provide a client an AVI file of a project to be further edited on a PC. When I export a short clip it works, but when I export the entire hour using QT conversion I get a file that won’t play and no thumbnail.
    I have exported directly from FC 6.0.5 and also it out as a QT mov and opened in QT and then export out as AVI using the DV/DVCPRO NTSC setting. It works as a short clip but not long. I’m on a MAC PRO quad with Leopard 10.5.6 and QT 7.6.0 (1290)
    Why doesn’t this work?

    Alan Stephens

    Alan Stephens replied 15 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Paul Dickin

    February 13, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Google the Video For Windows (ie AVIs) 2GB maximum file limitation – because the AVI format that Apple software is compatible with was developed in the era of 32-bit OS’s file-size limit.

  • Nicole Haddock

    February 13, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I don’t know why it’s failing, but here’s my dumb question- is the target system NTFS? (Are most PC platforms NTFS? I know the ones we’ve had to interface with are..) You’re going to run into a 2GB limit on file size…

  • Alan Stephens

    February 13, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    At this point I’m just converting it on my MAC and trying to run it their.
    I used to edit on the pc and they had some kind of extra file that tied the smallers parts into one file. If seen something like that with a ,mov file. This could be the problem.
    I’ll try breaking it into 4 pieces and see if it helps.

    Alan Stephens

  • Alan Stephens

    February 13, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks for the reminder about limits. I don’t thin NTFS has a size limit.
    I am cutting this file into quarters making each 3.85 GB and it works.
    This will make delivery easier also. I can just drop the files on a data DVD.

    Alan Stephens

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