iPhone 3G and iPod Touch Gain Video Trimming Capabilities in iPhone OS 3.1

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    Gioga23 notes [Google translation] that the iPhone 3G and iPod touch, despite not having built-in video cameras, are able to utilizing the iPhone 3GS video trimming feature when running iPhone OS 3.1.

    E-mailed videos can be saved to the user's Photos application, where they can then be opened, trimmed, and saved as edited copies. While the feature's utility is somewhat limited due to the devices' inability to shoot video, it could see some usefulness for users who receive a video clip while on the go and would like to pass a shortened version of it along to others.



    Article Link: iPhone 3G and iPod Touch Gain Video Trimming Capabilities in iPhone OS 3.1
     
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    Anyone know if this works with videos recorded by Cycorder? I have PPVideo Enabler so I have a have my Cycorder recordings Symbolically linked to my camera folder. So I am curious if it'll pick these up... I'll have to wait to upgrade to 3.1 jailbreak to test.

    But... if you had PPVideo Enabler and had recorded videos in Cycorder and then UPGRADED to 3.1, the videos should still be on your phone. So they still may show up. Big IF though. :D
     
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    This is working on my 1st gen. as well!!
     
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    I can confirm that previous cycorder videos that were moved with ppvideoenabler do show up!! Which is great news - However videos which are blacked in the apple100 folder manually (using disk aid) do not show, even when theyre in mov or mp4 format. The user in this video must also have the mail attatchment hack left over from his jailbreak becuse its not possible to saved videos that have been emailed!!
     
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    But without the faster processor speed and added RAM of the 3GS, won't this be extremely slow and take "forever" on the old iPhone?
     
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    Great news for Cycorder users!! :D But they apparently added in 3.1 the ability to save videos from emails. I haven't upgraded yet to try it but I thought it was listed as a feature and the reason why this is enabled now for 3G.
     
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    I've tried saving videos from emails recorded with cycorder and had no luck... Maybe thats only a feature of the Touch with 3.1.1... Would be a shame if it is. One thing to note is that touch was previously jailbroken because it still has the numeric battery icons...
     
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    Takes only a few seconds to trim the beginning and end of a 13 sec clip down to 9 seconds on my 1st Gen.

    You do get a progress bar that I didn't notice on the 3Gs demos I've seen.
     
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    3GS on 3.1 has a progress bar too. I don't remember if it is new or was there since 3.0, but is there.
     
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    Still not worth it to upgrade to 3.1. Next.
     
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    You're holding off on a free upgrade? Why?
     
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    Are there reasons not to? If you're jailbroken then I see the reason to wait but I don't get why you wouldn't upgrade otherwise. Oh well.
     
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    It works. I loaded a 25 s clip on my MBP into new QuickTime, "saved as..." iPhone format (*.3gp) and sent it to myself via mail. On my iPhone I did as described on the Italian site (saved again in mail, opened in camera roll). Then I did trimming and saving as a new, separate file.

    Attached screenshots:

    #1 Trimming video on iPhone 3G, OS 3.1, with blue progress bar.

    #2 Video clip thumbnails in camera roll (the last thumbnail is the screenshot #1)
     

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    Very nice, didn't realise they had to be in 3gp to be saved in mail.app. m4v's also works too... This being said, if the iPhone supports other video formats why can't you save them.. :confused:

    EDIT also I've had mixed luck with m4v files - some that people have emailed me have worked and others can't be saved
     
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    This works great for me. I opened a 10mb video file in QuickTime Player version 10 (OS X 10.6) and went to the 'Share' menu, then selected 'iTunes'. After that I just selected iPhone & iPod and clicked Share for it to re-size the video. I then emailed the video file to myself, it is now a .M4V file.

    The resulting 10 second video file was only 500kb, I was able to save it in Mail on my iPhone 3G and edit the video also. It trimmed the video very quickly and worked flawlessly. Of course this is just a tiny file, but it worked fine. :D
     
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    It must be because of editing support. You can definitely view more than that but my guess is only files encoded with the same encoder as the iPhone 3Gs video camera will be able to be saved to the Camera Roll.

    This is likely because of the editing ability. Otherwise you'd just be able to view the files there and they decided to keep it simple and leave that out.
     
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    Good call. If you jailbreak PDANet still works. Haha... BUT... Can't jailbreak 3.1 yet. :)
     
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    This is a neat feature, and I'm glad it's included for all of us non-3Gs users. But why does a video have to be saved to the camera roll? That doesn't make any sense, lumping videos in with photos. It shouldn't be that difficult to allow videos to be edited from within the video section.
     
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    Interesting: As you can see in my second iPhone screenshot (in my previous posting) with the thumbnails, I have two video files in my camera roll after trimming: The original one (sent by mail) and the trimmed one. (You can choose if you want to save the original one when you hit the virtual and yellow "Trim" button on your iPhone screen.)

    When I sync the iPhone next time to USB/Mac/iPhoto it will only show up the trimmed one there ready for a download to my Mac (what works well too with image and sound btw).
     
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    Is there any way for 3G users to upload these saved video's to youtube from the phone?
     
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    Good to know Apple still bringing features to the older iPhones, touches. I doubt I'll use this much but it's a nice feature to have if I do occasionally need it.

    Now, come on Apple, let's have voice control on our iPhone 3Gs :D
     
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    I thought pixelpipe would be able to see the videos but evidently not... Perhaps once jailbreaks are sorted ppvideoenabler will enable this to happen...

    Also you can email clips to your youtube account to be uploaded - If you go into mobile settings in account management it will give you a unique email address to upload to your account. Just hold to copy the video from the camera roll and paste it into mail.app.
     
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    That's weird... I guess we'll find out when we get JB for 3.1 but I know PPVideoenabler only creates a symb link from your camera folder to the Cycorder folder... So this would mean that it should pick up anything in the camera folder by default.
     
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    Just emailed a video taken on my iPhone 3GS to myself, opened it on my iPod touch 2G, and I cannot upload it to YouTube. There is also no option to email the movie, even after trimming and saving as new, unless I copy and paste the movie into a compose message.
     

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