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    Oct 28, 2012 7:33 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)

    I am having the same trouble, how do I import from a camera that has a cassette or from a dvd

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Oct 30, 2012 2:45 AM (in response to charlesbt)

    charlesbt wrote:

    …  thinking of putting the footage onto a flash drive …

    If I exprt the footage from iMovie, it comes out as .mov file.

    Will these files play on: …

     

    NO, by far not!

     

    .mov is a 'media wrapper' from the Apple side of the pond - Windows would need a free 'Quicktime for Windows' extension

    (… and do we know anything about W8, W-RT, Window-wotever? )

     

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    solution:

    • be sure, stick is formatted to 'Windows'/fat32 (=most are out-of-the-box)

     

    • select in iM 'Export using Quicktime'

    • choose mp4 from drop-down

    • choose video-format/codec h.264

    • choose bitrate 5-8000kbps

    • resolution: actual

    • framerate 30

     

    this will result in a 99.9%-compliant-to-all-devices h264.mp4

     

    for some devices, eg: Playstation3, a designated file-structure is needed (PS3: a folder named MOVIES, wherein the mp4 is located); these designate folder-schemes vary on manufacturer/device, no general advice possible ("read the manual!" )

     

    but that h264.mp4 plays on WindowsXP/2000/Vista/7/8/RT/, Apple, Linux, BeOS. .....

    mediaplayers such as WD TV Live, PS3, Xbox, AppleTV, ....

    successfully used on Samsung TVs (they needed some extra  folders ..)

    and for sure can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo etc. .....

     

    you owe me a cuddle with a baby-jumbo!!

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Oct 30, 2012 3:41 AM (in response to charlesbt)

    charlesbt wrote:

    …  Ok …

    nothing's better than a pic with some red arrows

     

    im 2 mp4.png

     

    (click to enlarge)

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Oct 30, 2012 4:30 AM (in response to charlesbt)

    charlesbt wrote:

    …  No disadvantages(for the customers) to do it this way are there? …

    I'm doing lots of soccer game movies and twice a year 'season in review' (example) - the parents ask for DVDs and 'HDef' stuff .... these settings are my 'universal' settings. ok, some complain, their moderm TVs ignore the stick, but that is the mentioned folder-structure, I don't know. but, on computers, never heard issues.

     

    technically I'm with 720p, which offers with the above settings superb quality, without 'overwhelming' data streams (some devices get a hick-up with bitrates beyond 8mbps). For my FCPX usage, I made a custom Compressor setting.-

     

     

    charlesbt wrote:

    …  Now the elelphants have to do less dancing

    By the way, I told my client that you sugegsted the elephant dance and he lauged out loud...

    in the 60ies, a German circus put wigs on 4 elephants, hanged wooden guitars around their necks and let them impersonate THE BEATLES ... incl. 'dancing' (front feets stomping, shaking heads, raised trunks).

     

    .. ok, The Fap Four long gone - but dancing jumbos IS an option!

     

    ok, THIS

    http://youtu.be/TifeJZj7umA

    is perhaps a lil' overdone ...

  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)
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    Oct 30, 2012 4:23 AM (in response to charlesbt)

    charlesbt wrote:

     

    No disadvantages(for the customers) to do it this way are there?

     

    Probably the only thing I can think of is in respect of older clients who may only have a DVD Player and a TV without USB ports (on either device) for playback. Possibly these clients may not even have a computer!

     

    People with smart TVs, media players, DVD players with USB input, set-top boxes or other devices suggested by Karsten, will be OK. In any event, for those without appropriate devices, you can always burn a DVD as before. But for most clients the USB flash drive is the way to go (although they cost a bit more than DVDs). The clients without USB playback options may have to watch the elephants dancing a bit longer while the DVD is encoding/burning!

     

    John

    MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Sony HDR-SR7 & DCR-TRV20E
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