• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had better.

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    First of all, $29 is really affordable for editing software, so that's a plus for Quicktime Pro, unfortunately I've had better video quality results with various freeware downloads.(They just didn't contain the amount of import/export formats as quicktime does)

    A big issue for me is video quality, when I export a video to an image sequence (TGA, TIFF) the quality is sub-par. There are very limited options when exporting, and even with no compression turned on, the result is unacceptable.

    Quicktime is great if you just want to export files to different formats, quickly cut and edit videos and image quality isn't a huge issue for you. However, there are free software products out there that have better results.

    1594 of 1789 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A+ on AVI to MOV Conversion

    • Written by from Roswell

    I purchased this product because I heard it was a very easy way to take large AVI files from a PC and convert them into smaller MOV files for playback and manipulation on a Mac. Windows Movie Maker can do AVI to WMV conversion, but does not offer QuickTime as an option for export. This product worked perfectly for what I needed. I can now produce large AVI files from a DV camera, convert them to MOV files and send them to my peers who work on Macs.

    Also, there are some great encoding manipulation options.

    However, I do not have any comment on how well this product converts MOV files to other file types such as AVI.

    2235 of 2459 people found this useful

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is useless. Dont buy.

    • Written by from Preston

    I have a Panasonic TZ5 camera that take video in .MOV format. I wanted a product that would convert the video to something that I could use in Windows Movie Maker. This site says I can save QuickTime files in a variety of formats including .AVI and H.264. This is true but misleading. Every format I choose reduces the quality of the original. Also the software crashes for no reason. I feel cheated and foolish. This software is useless and I paid £20 for it. In the vernacular it is Pants. Dont buy. Why do I have to give it even one star? It deserves no stars at all.

    1656 of 1829 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lame Alert - won't work on 64-bit Win 7

    • Written by from Torrey

    It'd be nice is Apple ACTUALLY MENTIONED THAT THIS WON'T WORK ON 64-BIT OS! It just freezes up, and intermittently crashes the computer on startup....at least until you hit 3rd party forums and find out what's going on.

    Apple doesn't say a thing about this in their system requirements. And software that's not available for 64-bit systems!?! What year is this - 2005? Super lame.

    1610 of 1748 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    im happy with this

    • Written by

    nice viewing, nice graphics

    1626 of 1817 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't convert AVIs (at least not in Windows 7)

    • Written by from Hollywood

    I bought this in order to be able to be able to show movies of my son on my Apple TV. Had already used a free trial of "PQ Apple TV Video Converter" which worked OK, but not great (bit jerky). Thought if anyone could do it right, it would be Apple itself.

    I was wrong. Quicktime Pro wouldn't even open the AVI, and trying to export it to Apple TV was an exercise in futility. After an hour of trying different things I gave up.

    The problem with Apple is that they figure everyone eventually will completely convert to all Apple products, so who cares if their stuff is genuinely compatible with other software. Very arrogant attitude. Maybe it's my fault for believing what they wrote on their webpage.

    966 of 1057 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Georgetown

    does not clearly explain instructions on how to get started

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    this is the best codec for digital video

    • Written by from Manhattan

    For a long time ive seen many different formats for looking at video the vhs was'nt even the first then came Laserdisc, then Dvd's,now BlueRay and HDvd's but when it comes to the most clearsrest video nothing can compare to Quicktime's quality its like startrek, simply astonishing steaming video!!!!! I have witnessed this on my ipod,and on itunes with my computer using just the regular quicktime

    4368 of 4784 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


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    this is very helpful programed which managed with most of the program like the photo shop & others

    5685 of 6129 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product by Apple

    • Written by

    Very easy to use and affordable. Apple makes the best products for there customers. If you know how to use iTunes, you should be able to know how to use QuickTime Pro.

    Thanks again Apple!

    2328 of 2585 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what I expected it to do; no problem, very easy.

    • Written by from Oroville

    I have tried so many other free programs to convert video into different formats, and always with underwhelming results. Finally gave in and bought this because I needed to convert my large .avi files into .mp4 files using the H.264 codec (it is generally great quality and reduces file size significantly for storage).... plus I am sick of wasting so much time having problems with other converting programs (even Handbrake didn't achieve this properly for me). FIgured it's just time to pay the 30 bucks. So, I paid, downloaded program, and started converting...in a couple hours I have almost finished converting 50 of my videos! I am hugely pleased, and relieved to finally use a program that works like a pro. I work with video a lot and understand all the basics, so this to me was a snap. In fact, I even cued it up to encode some 8 videos at ONE TIME, and it just did so, all with great results (so far). My guess is the bad reviews could be from people who don't understand video and codecs, etc. Most of the professional video people I know use this regularly or at least have this program, to convert their file types.

    2610 of 2857 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    quicktime pro 7

    • Written by from falmouth

    Just purchased this product. £20 gbp.
    Total waste of time.
    Impossible to get anything but low quality avi files.
    All settings have been tried.


    2787 of 3086 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    QT Pro 7 Works great

    • Written by from Angwin

    I have had great luck with QT Pro 7, on my MacBook.
    I remember the PC days, ,,,boy I will never go back!
    Too many bugs and spy bots, ect,, slowing things down, I think that is half the problem with most of the PC users. You will first probably have to re-format your hard drive, you know,,,Re install your operating system.
    That is why I switched to a Mac, every thing works better over here. Try it. For at least 1 year.
    You won't go back.

    1682 of 1886 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Truly Great Piece of Software

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    I think that as both a Mac OS & Windows user, this is an all around great product. There are some who may disagree with me, who are entitled to their opinion. However, they need to take a closer look. There are so countless advantages to this software, If set up and installed properly, users can easily master the video editing techniques that only come from Quicktime Pro. As both a teacher, and a computer software developer, I think this is essential to successful multimedia development

    496 of 551 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent and lightweight tool

    • Written by from New Hyde Park

    Quicktime Pro is a great little tool and is incredibly useful for little editing tasks and video conversion. It is not hard to get a lot out of it with a little research. If you are converting video from one format to another you might just need to read up on codecs (its not as complicated as it sounds). There is not a fancy interface and it may require you to use your brain just a little, but someone of even average intelligence should have no trouble making simple edits and exporting to an appropriate format. I have used free editing software and software/hardware editing suites costing as much as a small car - Quicktime Pro is THE editing tool I would choose if I could only have one.

    988 of 1057 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Basic, but Useful and Simple

    • Written by from Holden

    QT Pro has the right price tag -- it's better (more reliable and simpler to use) than most free or similarly-price applications for either OS X or Windows. On the other hand, it's got a reduced feature set and oversimplified editing controls as compared to full video-editing tools. Don't expect flashy over-the-top "Movie Maker"-type features.

    Exporting is solid, supporting quite a few formats. It's been easily extended to support 3rd party compressions/formats as needed, although I'm definitely more of a casual user.

    I first bought QT Pro 5 for Windows back when I hated Apple, and had a handful of video editing apps from Adobe and others. QT Pro was the first Apple app that I [begrudgingly] used...then came iTunes. A year later I bought a Mac. The reliability, simplicity, and overall usefulness appealed to me; I just needed to get the job done. QT Pro gets the job done.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    IT WORKS FINE... you just have to play with it

    • Written by from Austintown

    The only reason this product does not get 5 stars is that I did have to mess with settings for about 20 minutes until I got what I wanted...

    Specifically, when exporting to AVI, us the "DV PAL" compression instead of the Cinepak compression and make the quality "Best". It looks just as good as the QT version.

    1634 of 1740 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pompano Beach

    It seems most of the complaints are do to amatuers trying to use a pro product. If you dont understand video codecs and encoding then dont buy. You cant expect to get HD video by converting your cell phone videos or .WMVs, It just doent work. You cant add data to the file, you can only compress. Its like taking a small low resolution .jpeg and blowing it up, see all the pixels.
    I know how to use QTP and it works everytime, all the time. For $30 its a steal.

    5278 of 5669 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from cameron

    Would NOT have bought if I had been able to test the software before buying. Is NOT user friendly. Has been very time consumeing. Have used much easier software from other vendors. Just 1 more thing to add to the list of my dissatisfaction with apple products.

    3396 of 3792 people found this useful