Currently testing out an assortment of video codecs for use across the department within Cubase. Been given a load of video files in formats and codecs the software our animation department is able to export in and the plan is to find the one that works best in cubase and they’ll henceforth export everything in that.
However, something odd is going on.
Cubase uses Quicktime as it’s video engine, right? So any video that works within quicktime itself should be fine in Cubase, yeah?
For example, one video I just tried in ‘cineform’ codec plays absolutely beautifully in Quicktime itself - looks good, file size is ok, cpu usage minimal and fast and accurate scrubbing is available. Import into Cubase, thumbnail cache loads ok … but when I play back it’s a weird rainbow coloured choppy psychedelic mess.
Any ideas why this might be?