Why is the "Import Video Frames to Layers" function 32 bit only?

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When I select File > Import > Import Video Frames to Layers... it says the command is only available in 32bit mode. What gives?

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Photoshop leverages QuickTime to process video. Unfortunately, the QuickTime API for the UI (User Interface) controls for the Import Video Frames to Layers command is 32bit only.

Here are instructions on how to run Photoshop in 32bit mode in order to use the Import Video Frames to Layers command.
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So does this mean that once the official API is updated to 64-bit Adobe will patch Photoshop to allow Video Frames to Layers to run in 64-bit?
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Well I found a decent workaround. If you have both versions installed, you import the frames in 32 bit, save the frame animation as a Photoshop Doc (PSD) then open that file in 64 bit to make use of your extra RAM. 

Hope that helps!