Xdcam Codec Quicktime Mac Download

Posted : admin On 12/26/2021
View and Use XDCAM HD/EX and HDV .MOV files

Export XDCAM style MXF files with Sony Metadata and optionally in the XDCAM Full Directory Structure, and XDCAM style MOV files with QuickTime Metadata from Avid Media Composer at bitrates of 6Mb-280Mb in either Long GOP or I-frame only.

Calibrated{Q} XD Decode is a multi-threaded QuickTime Codec (Decode Only) that enables you to view and use Apple XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, and HDV QuickTime Movies(.MOV Files Only) in QuickTime Player and other 3rd party applications that support QuickTime. To learn more about Calibrated{Q} XD Decode, please read the Calibrated{Q} XD Decode User Guide (PDF) here.


Works with XDCAM QT Ref files created by Avid
  • Files, then copy them to / Library / QuickTime: After all this, PrPro5 and Adobe Media Encoder automatically add these codecs to Quick Time export codecs and initially work with.mov Pro Res 4444 containers, and I would even say that it is easier than with.MOV. For me, CS5 Production is the best option for a Mac in this configuration.
  • I know about XDCAM Transfer (which isn't a codec anyway) and Calibrated Software but their codec does not work on my old emac or my Powerbook as they are ppc and running Tiger. I've heard FCP 6 comes with the codec but I need it for FCP 5 and Quicktime 7.6.4.

Avid Media Composer 5.0.3 or greater can export QT Reference .MOV files of XDCAM .MXF files and with Calibrated{Q} XD Decode installed - you can use those QuickTime Reference MOV files in applications that support QuickTIme.


Playback XDCAM HD MXF Files in QT Player 7 & CatDV

When Calibrated{Q} XD Decode is used together with Calibrated{Q} MXF Import, you can playback XDCAM HD MXF files in QuickTime Player 7 and CatDV. Please see Calibrated{Q} MXF Import for OSX & Windows for more details. For more information about using our products with CatDV, please see Calibrated Software's CatDV Product Info webpage here.


Playback XDCAM EX MP4 Files in QT Player 7 & CatDV

When Calibrated{Q} XD Decode is used together with Calibrated{Q} MP4-EX Import, you can playback XDCAM EX MP4 files in QuickTime Player 7 and CatDV. Please see Calibrated{Q} MP4-EX Import for OSX & Windows for more details. For more information about using our products with CatDV, please see Calibrated Software's CatDV Product Info webpage here.


Advanced Features

Calibrated{Q} XD Decode allows users to easily turn QuickTime Gamma Correction ON or OFF(default), and control a variety of other color options within the Calibrated{Q} XD Options application.

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QuickTime is “legacy”

Since 10.15 release, QuickTime no longer works in macOS.
QuickTime codecs are only visible in applications using Quicktime 32-bit API, like Final Cut Pro or QuickTime Player.
More recent applications, like Final Cut X or QuickTime X, use a different codec mechanism.

What is QuickTime ?

QuickTime is an extensible proprietary multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity (as seen in Wikipedia's entry).
Important thing here is the capability to expand the formats supported by the framework installing new codecs.


QuickTime natively comes with a number of popular and general-purpose codecs, including H.264, DV, JPEG, MPEG4 Video, ... but most professional and domain-specific codecs must be installed separately.

Missing Codec?

QuickTime will show you a specific error message when trying to open a video or audio file containing unsupported media:

  • The document could not be opened. A required codec isn't available.
  • Additional software is required for QuickTime to playback this media.

For other error messages, please check this list of QuickTime Errors.

How to install QuickTime codecs in Mac OS X

In case the codec bundle comes with an installer just run the installation assistant and, if requested, reboot your computer.

If no installer is available then you should know that any codec you may need should be placed inside the folder /Library/QuickTime.
Just copy the component file (i.e.'PerianXDCam.component') and relaunch any QuickTime dependent application you might have open.

How to uninstall QuickTime codecs in Mac OS X

There are different ways to uninstall a QuickTime codec. First of them is just trashing the component file from the /Library/QuickTime folder. This is really straight forward but has an inconvenient as if codec is required again you should have to download, unzip and copy the component file just trashed.
A more convenient way to 'uninstall' such codecs is just creating a folder called 'Inactive' and dropping the component files you don't need there.
Just make sure to relaunch any QuickTime application you might have open to apply the changes done.
Finally you could also run the uninstaller assistant to get rid of them (in case there's such assistant available).

Commonly needed codecs in Mac OS X

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This is a small list of commonly needed codecs in Mac OS X computers.

  • HDV Codec (Free Commercial)
  • Intermediate Codec (Free)
  • MPEG2 Codec (Free Commercial)
  • ProRes422 Codec (Free)
  • AVCHD Codec (Free Commercial)
  • AVC Intra Codec (Free Commercial Bundle)
  • DVCProHD Codec (Free Commercial Bundle)
  • XDCAM Codec (Free Commercial Bundle)
  • DNxHD Codec (Free Commercial)
  • REDCODE Codec (Free)
  • Perian Component (Free)
Please note that all users of Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, or Compressor 4 have most of them available in their system.

To gain support of Windows media files in QuickTime you can go also through Telestream's solution called Flip4Mac component.
That will make playable Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a web browser.

How to install QuickTime codecs in Windows

QuickTime codecs for Windows are based mainly in Apple's QuickTime component included in QuickTime player.
QuickTime player component will install also compatible web browser plugin in order to support such content when surfing Internet.
There's also a bunch of commercial codecs (i.e. the ones from Calibrated Software) that would allow to view and decode several formats like XDCAM or AVC Intra (among others).
Installation of such bundles typically consist in the execution of an Installer that would place the needed files inside your Windows System folder.

Xdcam Codec Quicktime Mac Download

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How to uninstall QuickTime codecs in Windows

As usually done in Windows you should go to Control Panel and click 'Add or Remove Programs'. From there just launch the bundle that previously installed the desired codec.
This would launch the installer allowing you to remove the codec from your system.

Commonly needed codecs bundles in Windows

This is a small list of commonly needed bundles in Windows computers.

Sony Xdcam Codec Download

  • AVC Intra bundle Alternative