IPhone 4 video recording question

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by BigDukeSix, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. BigDukeSix macrumors 6502a

    BigDukeSix

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    First off, I do not own one yet, but soon. However, I was over at the VZ store playing with one yesterday and today. I recorded some video yesterday, sent it to myself as an email, and it looked great, came in as a MOV file.

    Today I did the same but sent to my email, but had to send using MMS, and it came in as a 3gp file.

    Am I correct in assuming that the phone always records it as a MOV file in HD, but converts it to a 3gp file depending on how it is being sent?

    Thanks for the info. I just want to be as informed as possible when I finally go and purchase one.
     
  2. BigDukeSix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that was fast. Thanks!
    And, I assume that when I download the video into my laptop, it will be a mov file?
     
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Yes, full 720p at 10mbit/s (which is plenty).

    Anyone know if the a/v is untouched when sending as with an email?
     
  4. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    MBit/s which is 10^7 times more ;)

    The iPhones Videos are .mov but MMS is not able to transfer huge files so it will use a compressed .gp3 format.
     
  5. BigDukeSix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I gotta say, the difference in quality between .mov and .3gp is quite amazing.
     

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