MOV Animation as VH upload format after AE CC 2018 stopped MOV PNG export?

With the April 24, 2018 release of After Effects CC (versions 15.1 and 15.1.1) and Media Encoder (version 12.1) Adobe dropped support for the Quicktime 7 era formats and codecs -

Now After Effects CC exports MOV videos only with the Animation (Win/Mac) and ProRes (Mac).

But few years ago VideoHive stopped accepting clips rendered as MOV Animation by some strange reasons, and decided to limit the allowed Alpha Channel formats by MOV PNG and Apple ProRes4444.

VH, please consider to return MOV Animation as the upload option for the motion graphics ASAP.


I’m having the exact same issue.

Codecs aside, I’m working with 4:4:4:4 12-bit raw footage in Windows using the latest Adobe CC bundle. My preferred output for buyers would be 4:2:2 10-bit for LOG footage and 4:2:2 8-bit for graded footage.

There are numerous ways of doing this in the Adobe Suite. M-JPEG 2000 (MXF container), DNxHR (MXF or MOV container) or even GoPro Cineform (MOV container). Anything but the required codec and container combinations.

I filed a support request but the only answer I got so far was the message that they firmly stay with their requirements.

I hope someone will notice that the requirements are out of date (pre Cineform/RAW/HDR etc.) and form a real struggle for Windows users to natively output high quality stockvideo.

Use AE 2017 instead.