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Identifying an a codec in .mp4?


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Hi All.

What I'm using:
MacBook Pro early 2011 (16gb RAM, 2.3 GHz, Intel Core i5)
OS X 10.9.3
Final Cut Pro 10.1.1

Camera: Sony AX-100 4K
Codec: XVAC-S


I'm fairly new to editing video and have two questions:
1. How do I find out what codec the .mp4 was shot in once it's on my Mac?
[sometimes I shoot in a different in codec and would like to be able to figure out the codecs once, once they're on my computer]

2. If shooting in 4K, will I always need to edit in proxy with the current hardware I'm working with?

Any other unsolicited advice from experience is much appreciated. Cheers!
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Open it up in Quicktime or VLC. use the command I shortcut and the info window will tell you what codecs are in that file

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