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  • 15. Re: Dvd burning
    Bee_O Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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

  • 16. Re: Dvd burning
    charlesbt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    HI Karsten

     

    Another quick question for you

     

    I am thinking of putting the footage onto a flash drive for my elephant clients.

     

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

    Will these files play on:

     

    • Windows computers
    • Other computers(I know that Apple devices will play them)
    • TV's
    • DVD Players
    • any other media devices

     

    What do you think of this idea as opposed to burning DVDs?

     

    thanks

  • 17. Re: Dvd burning
    Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,885 points)

    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? )

     

    ------------

    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!!

  • 18. Re: Dvd burning
    charlesbt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Karsten

     

    Indeed, I do owe you a cuddle with a baby jumbo.....

     

    Ok

     

    The following I am fine with:

     

    Select in iMovie-Export using quick time

     

     

    Choose mp 4 from drop down-this gives me the "Movie to MPEG-4 option"

    then I choose Options and I have 'file format' which I choose as MP4(there is another one called " MP4-ISMA"?

     

    Then there is "Video Format" which I choose " H.264" ?

    Then there is "data rate" which is at 32 kbits/sec-I don't see the option to choose 5-8000?

    I don't see any option to choose "resolution" as actual?

    There is only an "Image Size"option?

     

    I do see the option for "frame rate" at 30

  • 19. Re: Dvd burning
    Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,885 points)

    charlesbt wrote:

    …  Ok …

    nothing's better than a pic with some red arrows

     

    im 2 mp4.png

     

    (click to enlarge)

  • 20. Re: Dvd burning
    charlesbt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    A thousand thank you's....It worked like a bomb.

     

    Good resolution and about eight minutes to do this and about another three to save it onto the(Windows) formatted flash drive

    So we save about half the time that it would take to burn the DVD process.

     

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

     

    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...

  • 21. Re: Dvd burning
    Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,885 points)

    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 ...

  • 22. Re: Dvd burning
    John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)

    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

  • 23. Re: Dvd burning
    charlesbt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, makes complete sense

     

    will suggest to my client that his elephants put on wigs and play spanish guitar....

  • 24. Re: Dvd burning
    charlesbt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    HI John

     

    Thanks for your input.

     

    Have a good one

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