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Phil999 Nov 13, 2005 12:30 PM

Steve's reviews of both of these cameras show, ( in his Sample Photos ) a normal AVI file and then an MP4 file, which says (QuickTime 7 Pro converted to MP4).

What are these MP4 sample movies for ?

I have not seen these in other reviews although I have not read them all.

Does it imply something about the camera that is different to other Canon AVI producing cameras ?.

On first sight I thought that Canon were finally getting into MPEG4 but probably not.

However, why are these sample movies there ?

I just want to make sure that I am not missing something.



Phil999 Nov 15, 2005 3:36 AM

No answers yet - lack of interest or perhaps no one knows ?

If there is something different about this Canon camera w.r.t. MP4s, then it would be very useful to know.

I would appreciate Steve's comments if possible - I think some explanation is warrented to avoid confusion.

If the object of the movies was to show how movie files can be compressed on a PC then a conversion to an MPEG4 encoded AVI might have been a better choice since AVI files are more likely to be playable on a PC then MP4 files.

One can convert from original ( Canon ) AVI to DivX ( or other ) encoded AVI using Rad Video Tools.



suppafly Nov 18, 2005 4:29 PM

He mustve posted the mpeg4 videos just so people can check out the video quality without downloading a HEAVY avi file that lasts just a few seconds....

Theres no other reason than that I could imagine :D

steve Dec 7, 2005 11:40 AM

suppafly wrote:
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He mustve posted the mpeg4 videos just so people can check out the video quality without downloading a HEAVY avi file that lasts just a few seconds....

Theres no other reason than that I could imagine :D

Bingo! You got it. Same video quality in 1/20th the file size - I was also hoping to make a (quiet)statement to Canon that they should join the 21st century and use MPEG-4 encoding instead of the old Windows' AVI crapola.


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