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Flashback format .MKV

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Advisor ,
Dec 08, 2022 Dec 08, 2022

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Screen recording programs save the source in a higher - quality format .MKV than .MP4. There is currently no support for this codec format in Pr. Its absence requires additional time in a short time to encode into a supported Pr format, which affects the convenience and speed in deadline conditions.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 08, 2022 Dec 08, 2022

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What screen recording software are you using? I've used a few and they also save recordings as .mp4

 

Marek Mularczyk
Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor

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Advisor ,
Dec 08, 2022 Dec 08, 2022

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OBS Studio. 

Now it is used by the majority, including me. I understand perfectly well that the program can record and in .MP4. But, I know that.MKV records better, as a different compression algorithm is used, which affects the final quality of the material. Therefore , I demand support .MKV in PrPro.

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Dec 08, 2022 Dec 08, 2022

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MKV is just a container, ie sort of wrap-up around encoded video. Codec is what defines output video quality, not container. Thus you already can get better quality just by tuning your encoder settings. No need to wait for .mkv support for that..

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Dec 08, 2022 Dec 08, 2022

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So Pr does not read the "wrapper". It issues an appropriate warning about an unsupported file.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 28, 2022 Dec 28, 2022

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MKV is just a container, ie sort of wrap-up around encoded video. Codec is what defines output video quality, not container. Thus you already can get better quality just by tuning your encoder settings. No need to wait for .mkv support for that..


By @basil1891 

 

This is pure sophistry. Sorry, but it is.

We are not asking for anything new here, simply the re-inclusion of a file type that PPro CC2018 on Windows 7 has no difficulty reading the video portion of, although it does refuse to read the AC3 audio (despite the fact I have the SurCode Premiere plugin package, but why make things user friendly, hey?) so it's absolutely not a case of work needing to be done.

I also do not care that I can 'get better quality by tuining my encoder settings' either. That is utterly irrelevant and a classic 'Straw Man' response. All I want to do is have the ability to read files that I have archived, from when PPro still read this file type before someone at Adobe Towers decided to remove it. This reminds me of the same decisions taken when (again, at Adobe Towers) some Mook in an office decided that 'nobody makes DVD any more' and removed all that too.

 

Why is it in any way difficult or controversial to ask for something that should never have been removed in the first place to be put back again?

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Dec 28, 2022 Dec 28, 2022

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@neil wilkesDon't do bad argumentation and factual errors in your posts and you don't get that "classic 'Straw Man' response", "sophistry", etc as a result.

 

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So someone at Adobe Towers removed the functionality. Period.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 28, 2022 Dec 28, 2022

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What factual errors?

Not in my post - PPro CC2018 reads MKV with no trouble. That is what I want, and I do not care about export to MKV.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 19, 2023 Jan 19, 2023

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I am locking this idea, as it is a duplicate of an idea that will soon - by the end of January - be migrated to this forum from the old User Voice forum. Once the migration is complete, I encourage you to add your voice to the existing idea related to your suggestion. 

 

Thanks,

Fergus

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