- April 13, 2014 at 7:31 pm
I have a .mov file I pulled out of archives from 2006 and I want to re-render it into various formats. Unfortunately I can’t open the file in any programs (I’ve tried Premiere, After Effects, Quicktime, Media Player) because it has an “invalid codec”
The movie inspector in QT tells me the format is TARGA Cine YUV. My web searches have not turned up any obvious downloads for this.
Does this codec still exist somewhere? Is there any other way I can rip this file into another format so I can make a more timeless archive copy?
Working on a PC with Windows 8, Adobe CC etc.
- July 18, 2014 at 3:21 pm
I was looking for a solution to this issue as well, and since I found one I figure I’d share. I had a few master files that were 10 years old and was experiencing issues when importing them into some asset management software, but I remembered I had been able to view these previously.
Some old threads on the Apple Support pages pointed me towards mention of Rosetta for some codecs that were used during the PowerPC days. After Apple made the switch to Intel processors, Rosetta was the background app that emulated the PPC environment to run those apps. Unfortunately Rosetta was killed in 2007 with the release of OS X 10.7 Lion.
I know you said you were working on a PC, so Rosetta doesn’t come into play here. Your best bet may be to find someone running a version of OS X prior to 10.7.
- July 27, 2014 at 11:20 pm
I believe that codec was from the old cinewave hardware. Not sure that you are going to be able to open it without the cinewave codec.
Jeffrey Di Lullo
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