Scenario. You record video for depositions and receive video as evidence for trial. That procedure will likely change in two months. Apple will no longer support some video formats beginning with the next major release of MacOS.

Resolution. You need to review the camera, applications, and video player you currently use to record and play video. Write to the application developer or the video recording service that you use to inquire if they are prepared for this change.

Take the opportunity to convert old video into a new format. Load your videos into your iMovie Library. Choose File > Check Media for Compatibility. If you see any videos listed, you will need to

In the future, when you receive old video, you may need to install an application like VLC to play video.

Additional Information. Many video players and editors rely on old code. Apple will no longer support old code. Here’s an excellent technical write-up for more information.

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