What do I need to do to play back the GY-HM100/700 .MOV files on a PC? I have audio, but no video.
The GY-HM100/700 cameras record in two basic formats: '.MOV' files compatible with Apple's Final Cut Pro 6.0.4+, and the '.MP4' format compatible with Sony's XDCAM EX. Although both formats utilize the same codec, they differ in file structure and do not have the same NLE compatibility.
'.MOV' files can be played back on any Mac computer that has the latest Final Cut Pro (FCP) installed. Quicktime will only be able to play back the files if FCP is present. To playback on a Windows computer, you will need a 3rd party utility such as Calibrated Software's 'XD DECODE'. Another utility to consider is WinFF, an open source player/converter based on FFMPEG. WinFF will also allow you to convert your files to another format, if desired. Another simple converter is the freeware MP4toMPG which will rewrap the files without reencoding the video. For a Mac without FCP you may wish to try the unsupported PerianXDCam component for Quicktime.
The popular open source media player VLC can be used to playback the '.MP4' files created by the GY-HM100/700.
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Last update: 2010-09-15 05:42
Author: Dave Walton