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    Apr 04, 2012
    iPhone 4S iPod Nano 6th Gen MacBook Pro (2011) -OS: OS X v.10.6.8 -Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
    Identifying an a codec in .mp4?
    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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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    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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