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

  Import Export
Video codec
  • Animation (without delta frames)
  • Apple ProRes
  • AVCI
  • Avid DNxHD/DNxHR
  • DV
  • GoPro CineForm
  • JPEG
  • H.264
  • HDV
  • HEVC
  • IMX
  • MPEG-2
  • PNG
  • XDCAM
  • Uncompressed
  • Animation
  • Apple ProRes (macOS only)
  • Avid DNxHD/DNxHR
  • DV
  • GoPro CineForm
  • Uncompressed
Audio codec
  • AC3
  • AAC
  • Uncompressed
  • Uncompressed

Workarounds

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.

Note:

Older versions of the software will continue to support 32-bit QuickTime media on currently released operating systems.

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