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Old Oct 3, 2009, 7:14 PM   #1
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Default Aiptek Action GVS - Grainy Video

HI, I've got the Aiptek Action HD GVS. The .mov videos play a bit choppy and grainy in Quicktime player, so I downloaded and installed the Arcsoft Theatre software that comes with it, which works much better.

My questions were the following:
1) Is there a way to have it play not grainy and play better in Quicktime?
2) I also use Picasa 3.5 to manage/organize my photos and video. The Picasa 3.5 can pla the videos and it plays them decently but grainy similar to QT as well? Anyone know a work around for this?
3) Is the grainy playback a codec issues?

Thanks for your help

Also any reccomendations on free video conversion software to go from HD .mov to HD .avi (or WMV)
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Old Oct 3, 2009, 9:44 PM   #2
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When you say 'grainy', what lighting conditions did you film the video in? Because indoors it may indeed be grainy if the lighting is not sufficient. The choppyness would be a result of the frame rate being reduced.
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Old Oct 3, 2009, 10:44 PM   #3
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In some of my videos I filmed in low light some in bright light, but that's not really the issue.

I'll have a video filmed in great light and when I play that video with the Total Media Xtreme program that came with the Aiptek it's nice and bright and looks HD, but if I try and play the same video in Quicktime or in Picasa it's grainy and dull and in QT its choppy.

So I believe the issues is with the players and not so much with the actual video.
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