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File Size When Editing a Video Clip

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by fatheroflies, Apr 20, 2007.

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  1. fatheroflies

    fatheroflies Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    Sorry in advance if I have posted this thread in the wrong section it is not clear to me where precisely I should put it (if anywhere) please advise…anyway…

    I do a lot of video clips on my phone. Occasionally I might make the clip too long and so need to cut the film down by, for instance shopping the last five seconds off it.
    To do this I first convert the file from 3GP to AVI and then use Windows Movie Maker to cut it down to size.
    Unfortunately I find that by the time I have gone through this process the file has reduced in size by a vast amount, reducing the visual and audio quality substantially.

    This basically means that at the moment I have to either do a perfect take every time I film something (which of course is not always possible)
    edit the film, but be left with a reduced visual and audio quality (which is really poor)
    or, leave my flawed masterpiece as it is. (Not particularly appealing)

    Is there anyway of being able to edit my video clip without reducing the quality.

    Yours really hopefully Richard Milner.
     
  2. Noyb

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    This post is in the right place now ... I'm sure a TSG Video wizard will show up soon.
    What program do you use to Convert to AVI ... I'm assuming this is where the quality is reduced.
     
  3. linskyjack

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    The problem is that 3gp is a highly compressed format, and when you convert to avi don't expect great results.
     
  4. fatheroflies

    fatheroflies Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    The program I used to convert to AVI is called
    Xilisoft 3GP Video Converter 3
    by the way what is a TSG Video wizard ?

    Fatheroflies
     
  5. Noyb

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    linskyjack is one of our TSG video experts .... You're in good hands now.
     
  6. linskyjack

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    Thanks Noyb----
     
  7. buck52

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    really... ?

    software or multimedia would be much better... I was under the impression this forum was aimed at digital still photography and the editing of it...
     
  8. Noyb

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    Maybe ... But it was easier to close one of his duplicate posts and leave this one here with some other video questions.
     
  9. buck52

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    just in case you missed or did not get it...my point was that I don't think video questions should be here in the first place... ;)
     
  10. Noyb

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    I got your point .... Maybe the moderator or administrator who closed the duplicate post and left this one didn't.
     
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