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Old 20-04-2006, 07:26 PM
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.MOV Files (Conversion & Editing)

I've recently started taking lots of daft movie clips on my digital camera... I'd like to start playing with editing these videos but I really have no idea where to start.

Is it worth coverting .MOV files to .AVI and if so which codec do I use? I guess I want to retain as much quality as possible (the videos are recorded in 640x480 resolution at 30fps) but I'd really like have smaller file sizes.

Then presuming it's worth going through the conversion process how do I go about editing? Any advice on software? Something nice and simple would be good but not too simple... and a nice walkthrough would be really helpful too

So any ideas or am I asking in the wrong place?
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Old 20-04-2006, 07:41 PM
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If you're trying to reduce filesize, the bitrate is much more important. If you choose to convert to avi but use a larger bitrate than the original file, you're going to end up with a larger file anyway.

Many programs give you bitrate information, like the freeware VirtualDub.
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