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Convert m2v to lossless format in .Mov container? (For use with Davinci Resolve)

That One Guy

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I'm familiar with converting my sources to Lagarith avi format for editing purposes, but I've been reading about Davinci Resolve Lite and decided to finally try out the free copy I have.

The problem is, it seems to only accept source media in the .mov container, although it supports a large number of codecs. I'm a Windows user and have always used VirtualDub for converting my source from m2v to Lagarith, so I'm kind of stumped on how to proceed. I'm not willing to pay for Quicktime Pro (since this is just an experiment) and I can't find any obvious ways of doing this conversion so far.

Is there a way of doing this conversion with free tools? I've tried creating a Lagarith Avi,pulling it into Vegas and rendering as a mov file, but I'm not convinced I did it correctly as I can't get Resolve to even see that the file exists.
 

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You should be able to open your m2v file in Quicktime (not Pro). Then choose Export > Export to Quicktime.
I have Quicktime Player (not Quicktime Pro) and I have that option.
You can also use MPEG Streamclip. It works for both WIN and MAC and I sometimes use that to convert to Apple ProRes.
 

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Kal-El said:
You should be able to open your m2v file in Quicktime (not Pro). Then choose Export > Export to Quicktime.
I have Quicktime Player (not Quicktime Pro) and I have that option.
You can also use MPEG Streamclip. It works for both WIN and MAC and I sometimes use that to convert to Apple ProRes.

Great, thanks! Will try both options and report back :)
 
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