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Old Apr 3, 2005, 10:24 PM   #1
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Hello fellow sony lovers. I have a quick and simple question. Well first off, I have no idea what anyones talking about where their W1 pictures had bad quality or blurry pics. All my pics come out just as good as my Canon SD300 SLR. However I have a slight problem. I like shooting video in Fine instead of normal because of the "smoothness" of the video. While I can only hold a mere 12 minutes on a gig stick, it sucks knowing everytime I upload 12 minutes of video I've used a gig on my harddrive. Is there any way to compress the size of these incredibly enormous videos? What a gap too....in normal I can take 46 minutes lol. What can I do to compress this!! Thanks in advance!:|
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Old Apr 4, 2005, 10:11 PM   #2
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*sniff* noone wants to help poor me?
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Old Apr 5, 2005, 9:00 AM   #3
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I don't know. Windows Movie Maker 2. Then Mpegfxwriter.com. That's what I use.
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Old Apr 5, 2005, 4:41 PM   #4
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virtual dub (http://www.virtualdub.org/)
and some codecs (xvid) http://www.xvid.org/
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Old Apr 7, 2005, 11:47 AM   #5
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Maybe try Pinnicle Movie Studio, that's what I use with my Camcorder where 1 hour of video is approx 16gigs.

I'm guessing you can re-compress the small clip, I could try & let you know.
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 2:28 AM   #6
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Hi
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I agree that picture quality is very good. Try buying a cheap CD burner(780MB)/Card Reader and save them like floppys
I have had to change my system totally to cope with the everchanging Gadget scene and Memory.
For the record the W1 is a fantastic camera
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 3:31 AM   #7
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I'd like to know too what is the best method of compression without losing any image quality. Perhaps Mpeg1 to Mpeg4 conversion?
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 4:38 AM   #8
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Hi Kona
As my previous mail suggests you need to have a good PC system to allow you to store the highest compression, however the camera has its own compression wether you want 5m or e-mail.
Sending from PC will always ask if you want to send e-mail size this does not in my opinion loose its quality.
Always take pictures at the highest resolution, thats why we payed for the camera.
Also found that having a 512MB USB pen is very handy for storing.
Dont wain on Quality
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Old Apr 26, 2005, 4:50 PM   #9
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Any compression will degrade image quality! As an example I can give, 1 hour of MiniDV = +/- 16gigs

Now, 1 hour of DVD quality video takes +/- 2gigs.

That's a lot of compression, don't expect the same video quality. (Although its not too noticible to most people at these high settings)

To get back to the W1 clips, I wouldn't compress them any more than they already are! Or else why use a higher quality setting to begin with?

It's like saving a JPEG image over & over, the more you do it, the worst it gets.
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Old May 11, 2005, 11:09 AM   #10
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I use Windows Movie Maker to compress the movie files and it does a great job of chopping file sizes considerably with very little noticable depreciation of quality.
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