[ #Quicktime #CreativeCloud ] After Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Trend Micro discovered two...
As we know some of Adobe’s video-focused applications require QuickTime for Windows, and those using Adobe Creative Cloud—a subscription-based suite of Adobe products that boasts around 7 million users—are especially affected.
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Adobe has posted a blog post to explain about that:
Adobe has worked extensively on removing dependencies on QuickTime in its professional video, audio and digital imaging applications and native decoding of many .mov formats is available today (including uncompressed, DV, IMX, MPEG2, XDCAM, h264, JPEG, DNxHD, DNxHR, ProRes, AVCI and Cineform). Native export support is also possible for DV and Cineform in .mov wrappers.
Unfortunately, there are some codecs which remain dependent on QuickTime being installed on Windows, most notably Apple ProRes. We know how common this format is in many worfklows, and we continue to work hard to improve this situation, but have no estimated timeframe for native decode currently.
Other commonly used QuickTime formats which would be affected by the uninstallation of QuickTime include Animation (import and export), DNxHD/HR (export) as would workflows where growing QuickTime files are being used (although we strongly advise using MXF for this wherever possible).
According to Trend Micro, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation. And if you're Creative Cloud users running Windows, What is your decision removing QuickTime to keep your system safe, or leaving it on there so that you can continue to use Creative Cloud?
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