iPhone 4 video resolution

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jamoin, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. jamoin macrumors newbie

    jamoin

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    #1
    Hey,

    I've done a quick forum search, but didn't find anything that relevant. If I missed something, feel free to tell me...I'm sure someone will!

    Ok, iPhone 4 video is brilliant. Great quality. But...I want to record some videos in a low quality, to send over email - currently a 2.5 min video is clocking up a good 200mb, which is massively too big for email.

    Can I change the recording resolution? If not, why not?! Is there a way of easily and quickly compressing the video on the computer? From what I've experienced, iPhoto is NOT optimised for video at all, and iMovie is not ideal for someone who just wants to send a small video over email.

    Hope someone can enlighten me!

    Cheers,

    J
     
  2. highres macrumors 6502a

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    When you email your video file from your camera roll it is automatically compressed before sending.

    If using iMovie when you export it allows you to choose Med, Large or HD. Either way you are covered.
     
  3. jamoin thread starter macrumors newbie

    jamoin

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    Ok, but when I select 'Email Video' when in the camera roll, I get a message saying "video too long to send...select a smaller clip to email.." Still not that useful, as you can imagine!

    Cheers,

    J
     
  4. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Any decent 2 1/2 minute video is still going to be large.

    Email was never meant to transfer large files.
     
  5. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, a lot of email accounts limit attachments to ~20mB if not less
     
  6. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

    Frenchjay

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    Upload video to pixelpipe then email the link to watch the video!!

    Job done!! :)
     
  7. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. iOS probably has some low limit set anticipating that many email servers will not accept large files.

    I remember when 1 to 3 MB was really pushing it.... wasn't that long ago.
     
  8. jamoin thread starter macrumors newbie

    jamoin

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    #8

    But my point here is that I don't necessarily want/need a decent quality video - I just want to send a small, low-res video over email.

    Anyway, from what I can see, this ability doesn't exist. Steve knows best!

    Cheers,

    J
     

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