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How do I email video imported from camera?

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Grannie01 Calculating status...
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Mar 20, 2013 2:48 PM

How do I email video imported from digital camera?  It is a short video not more than a couple minutes long.   I am using a PowerBook G4.

Thanks for any help.

PowerBook, PowerBook G4
  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 3:15 PM (in response to Grannie01)

    Video's get big quickly, however, assuming it's not too big, just attach it to your email and send it along. That's assuming the person(s) receiving it can read the format. If not, use iMovie or MPEGStreamclip to export to Quicktime or another more common format.  

  • Eustace Mendis Level 7 Level 7 (24,610 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 4:44 PM (in response to Grannie01)

    The size limits on attachments are set by service providers - yours and the other person's.

     

    If the video is too big, you could use a service like WeTransfer: https://www.wetransfer.com

     

    You should compress the video file before transferring. Just click on the name video file and go to the File menu. Compress ... is there. The compressed file will have the same name as the original, with a .zip suffix. Any Mac user can just double click on it to uncompress it.

  • Network 23 Level 6 Level 6 (11,510 points)
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    Mar 23, 2013 2:13 PM (in response to BGreg)

    BGreg wrote:

     

    Video's get big quickly, however, assuming it's not too big, just attach it to your email and send it along.

     

    This isn't a reliable method because you just don't know what the limits are on both ends. It is much more reliable to use a free file transfer service like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, YouTube, etc and just send an email link.

     

    Eustace Mendis wrote:

     

    You should compress the video file before transferring. Just click on the name video file and go to the File menu. Compress ... is there. The compressed file will have the same name as the original, with a .zip suffix.

    That's not the way to compress a video file. Video files are already compressed using lossy codecs like H.264, and if you apply a lossless codec like ZIP you may end up with zero additional compression. In some cases, applying ZIP to a lossy compressed file may cause the file to become larger.

     

    The correct way to compress a video is to export it from iMovie (or whatever) with the correct settings for the destination (email, YouTube, iPad, etc.).

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