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List of supported QuickTime codecs on Windows

9th November 2017

If you have been using CC2018 recently and using QuickTime files you may have noticed a message popping up in the corner saying Adobe are stopping support for 32bit QuickTime files. Every editing program is doing this because Apple stopped supporting QT on Windows last year. However, what was not clear is what kind of QuickTime files Premiere will load in the future? As they are not using Apple they have to specifically write support for codecs into the program, so it will be limited.

Adobe did not have a list of codecs that would continue to work in the future - which was a real pain as you would not know which clips would load in a future version of Premiere if you revisited the project at a later date. A list of supported codecs has now appeared on the Adobe forums.

The codecs that will be supported in the future are:

Native Video Import:

  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • ProRes
  • Cineform
  • DV
  • AVCI
  • h264
  • IMX
  • MPEG2
  • HDV
  • HEVC
  • Uncompressed
  • Animation (without delta frames)

Native Audio Import:

  • Uncompressed
  • AAC
  • AC3 (Windows 8 and 10 only)

Native Video Export:

  • Uncompressed
  • DV
  • Cineform
  • Animation
  • ProRes (Mac only)

Native Audio Export:

  • Uncompressed You can read the full post here: https://forums.adobe.com/message/9938622#9938622 This is a separate issue to Dolby audio not being supported on Windows 7 any more. With QuickTime Adobe is just doing the same as every other editing program maker. This list is just useful to know what will be supported "down the line".

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