The File Extensions Database


.HQ File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple, Inc.
  • Category: Digital video and movie Files

What is an .HQ file?

.HQ is Apple ProRes 422 HQ video

The hq file extension is associated with the ProRes, a modern video codec developed by Apple, which supports 8K, 5K, 4K, 2K, HD (up to 1920×1080), & SD resolutions of video.

The hq file contains video in high quality, encoded by ProPres.


How to open:

Use QuickTime to playback *.hq files.

How to convert:

Compatible tools may be able to export *.hq files to other video formats.

How to solve problems with HQ files

  • Associate the HQ file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any HQ file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.HQ files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the HQ file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .HQ is Apple ProRes 422 HQ video. Because only the current version supports the latest HQ file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Apple, Inc. manufacturer website after an available .HQ is Apple ProRes 422 HQ video update.
  • To make sure that your HQ file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.