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Old Apr 5, 2006, 8:58 AM   #21
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Well I have V2.5 that I bought some time ago - maybe you can find a used copy somewhere ? I dont remember it costing me $70 thought it was $40 back then at least :-)

What I like aout tmpgenc is its encoding engine is EXTREMELY good.

I do a lot of stuff in mpeg1 and tmpgenc by far has the best results. I mean clearly visible to the naked eye superior.

I converted a bunch of mp4's to mpeg2 and the results are quite acceptable. amazing even. you can only really tell the difference if you compare them side by side (dvd to original mp4)

I wont be using 640x480 mode on this. the differnce is immediately visible. the hidef mode is far superior (that answers my question of are they just upscaling to fake 720p) I say no. the results are too different an upscale should look worse than the original.

I am uploading some samples today but they are large so I am only going to keep them online for a day or so :-)

Once they are uploaded they will be here

http://www.nerys.com/sanyo

As I make new vids I will delete the old and upload the new ones.

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Old Apr 5, 2006, 10:30 AM   #22
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Hi,



to try to anser some questions:



re: fan noise on mac mini: none that I can hear, very quiet



re: backup solution on mac mini: its a computer...just attach the camera via usb and drag and drop the files to either the internal hard drive or another external usb or firewire hard drive. You can also us the DVD/CD burner to store the mp4 files as data(not as mpeg2 DVD) and preserve original resolution.



re: dvd players to play mp4 files:



I tried 3, 2 I already own( a panasonic dvd burner and a Hitachi upscaling player) and also an LG player I bought and returnedthat said it could play mpeg 4, but apparently only if Dvix encoded...none could read the mp4 files. After reading many forums, there may be some players available in Asia and possibly some hacked firmware if you find one with the right chip set that can do it...but time is money too and to research all that was way over the top...

psphoto mentioned the mac mini and this is a great solution since it comes bundled with a decent editor for hidef video and has of course many other MAC features as a computer. (i-photo is great for viewing pictures on a TV screen...as is frontrow etc..very well thought out machine for a home theatre...just the TV tuners/recording needs more researching on my part yet to tge the quality I want)



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Old Apr 5, 2006, 11:49 PM   #23
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So TMPGENC will convert the MP4 files straight from the camera? That is pretty good. I agree, I have always had good results with the video conversion with TMPGENC. I checked out your sample videos. Wow, the video quality is very impressive even on what looked like an overcast day. It does churn up the memory at about 1MB per sec though.. Will need a big 4GB card :-)

Who know maybe before long will edit all the video online. Check out Eyespot
http://www.eyespot.com/

Thx for all the info. Hmm.. maybe if I get a powerbook for the business could right off as expense :-)

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What I like aout tmpgenc is its encoding engine is EXTREMELY good.
I do a lot of stuff in mpeg1 and tmpgenc by far has the best results. I mean clearly visible to the naked eye superior.
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Old Apr 6, 2006, 1:08 AM   #24
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Ok got another vid uploading (its looking to take 2.5 hours 141mb). its not the greatest but it gives an idea of what it can do at night. Driving down the road.

Is it noisy? Ohhh Yeah its noisy but I am ok with that because its VERY VERY usable video !! for a pro NO off course not but for my own personal stuff YES I find it quite usable and quite watchable I am very satisfied.

Will Definately need a light if I want to shoot people at night though!

I can not wait to try to shoot fireworks with this !! WOW am I looking forward to that!

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Old Apr 7, 2006, 9:10 PM   #25
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I do not see your monster video. Did you exceed your server quota?
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Old Apr 8, 2006, 12:31 AM   #26
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No but it failed and I was not willing to let it have another 3 hours go at it :-)

I am going to put it back on the camera and edit it a bit to reduce the size

I got a bunch more videos online with about 6 more uploading as I speak 94mb total so I figure an hour or so to upload.

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Old Jun 13, 2006, 7:41 PM   #27
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Don't know about Mac laptop playback, but the only software I've tried that plays back HD1 MP4 files at full screen or full 100% zoom smoothly is Nero Showtime, part of Nero 6 or 7 at www.nero.com.
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Old Jun 15, 2006, 1:46 AM   #28
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Media Player Classic seems to work pretty well for me :-)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/

But, I think you may need to install the latest Windows Media player to get the right codecs on your system,
Now I just need them to come out with a Mac version for my MacBook
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Old Jun 16, 2006, 6:28 PM   #29
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I have been ale to play the .mp4 file (hd at the highest settind) on the tvix 5000 off a network share.
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Old Jun 24, 2006, 5:52 PM   #30
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Media Player Classic is a DirectShow player, as is nearly every media player for Windows (VLC being the notable exception). As such, you must have DirectShow Filters (DSFs) installed on your system that are appropriate to play HD1 files. The DSFs do the "heavy lifting." A DirectShow player is a "front end" for the DSFs, more or less.

The necessary DSFs do not come with Windows Media Player, but are available elsewhere. There are many examples but

1. Haali Splitter (demuxes / "splits" the mp4 file.
2. ffdshow (video filter) decodes the mpeg-4 video.
3. ffdshow (audio filter) decodes the AAC audio.

Are known to work and they are all free. VLC also works.

Recent versions of MPC can do 1, and 3, above, using internal filters, but I still prefer the external filters for HD1 files. Regardless, MPC does not have an internal mpeg-4 video decoder so decoding must fall on the external DSF.

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Media Player Classic seems to work pretty well for me :-)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/

But, I think you may need to install the latest Windows Media player to get the right codecs on your system,
Now I just need them to come out with a Mac version for my MacBook
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