Dropped support for QuickTime 7 era formats and codecs

Dropped support for QuickTime 7 era formats and codecs

Adobe continuously aims to keep up with the most modern workflows, support formats, and codecs broadly used across the professional film and video industry. As a result, Adobe will no longer support legacy QuickTime 7 era formats and codecs starting from the following product versions:

  • April 2018 release of Premiere Pro CC (version 12.1)
  • April 2018 release of After Effects CC (version 15.1)
  • April 2018 release of Adobe Media Encoder (version 12.1)
  • April 2018 release of Adobe Audition (version 11.1.0)

Impacted Codecs

Older codecs such as Cinepak, Graphics or Sorenson Video are affected by this change. Media using such legacy codecs should be converted to a modern codec, so that use with these products can be continued.

Professional codecs typically found in QuickTime movie files, such as ProRes, DNxHD, and Animation, are not affected by this change.

Codecs supported by After Effects, Media Encoder, and Premiere Pro




Video codec

  • Animation (without delta frames)
  • Apple ProRes
  • AVCI
  • Avid DNxHD/DNxHR
  • DV
  • GoPro CineForm
  • JPEG
  • H.264
  • HDV
  • HEVC
  • IMX
  • MPEG-2
  • PNG
  • Hap open source codec (only available in the October 2018 release)
  • Uncompressed

  • Animation
  • Apple ProRes (macOS and Windows)
  • Avid DNxHD/DNxHR
  • DV
  • GoPro CineForm
  • Uncompressed

Audio codec

  • AC3
  • AAC
  • Uncompressed

  • Uncompressed


The MediaReactor Lite codec provides extended export and Camera Raw import capabilities to Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Adobe Media Encoder. The codec is available as a downloadable plug-in that can read several formats previously supported by QuickTime.

For more information, see MediaReactor Lite for Adobe.


Hap exporter plug-in for Adobe applications is under active development. The plug-in (which is currently in alpha stage) is available here:


If you run into issues because of this change, use any of the following workarounds:

  • For export formats, use the currently available newer codecs.
  • For import formats, transcode legacy footage to a newer codec.


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