Ipod Tough 4G Video Test

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by zippyzoom, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. zippyzoom macrumors member

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    Here are some 720P videos I took with my new iPod Tough 4th gen that some of you may be interested in seeing to gauge the quality of the video recording. And I must say, I am pretty impressed how far the iPod has come. I've noticed that there must be sufficient light available for a decent recording, or there will be a lot of noise (graininess).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iUwEjZ-3TM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NgEFl2HNLs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALAGi3LSnOw

    It would be great if others can post videos under different conditions.
     
  2. Link2999 macrumors 6502

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    Request: Can someone post a video with no background noise? I'd like to see if I can hear any distortion from the mic (I seem to be getting a lot when there's no audible noise).
     
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    Horrible. I tried under a room lit by 2 13W(60W replacement) CFL lights, and it's really grainy.
     
  5. gta50419 macrumors 6502

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    wow, that 1st video looks unbelievable for the ipod
    did you use some type of program to make it look better? if so which one? i need it lol
     
  6. ultio macrumors newbie

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJLPLUSOjGY

    100% unedited. The part in the garage was actually a lot more darker in real life, but it automatically fixed that. Unfortunately recordings in the dark cause graininess.
     
  7. zippyzoom thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope! Not edited in any way!
     
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    LOL. That's probably around 80-100 watts total.
     
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    Can someone share a link of a video taken in low light?
     
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    Could you guys post the original files to megaupload/mediafire/rapidshare/etc?

    I'm seeing a lot of compression artifacts in youtube videos, so I'm wondering if the artifacts come from the iPod or from youtube's conversion.

    Thanks.
     
  14. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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    Oh sorry, I wrote the watts for the incandescent light. It's actually 13W.

    The artifact is from compression by YouTube. The original bitrate is 10Mbps. :eek:
     
  15. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    you know I may be mistaken, I thought that's what I saw on my ipod.. I'll edit. thanks
     
  16. wootwootman macrumors member

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    also, youtube thinks it was uploaded from an iphone. they're going to have to update their ancient website :)
     
  17. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    I just recorded a video, and the image quality looks kind of crappy, am I doing something wrong???
     
  18. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    I know where I got the 18mb from. When I choose HD upload from YT it shows ~18MB rather than SD which I think was 7MB. So YT could be misreading the file size? Or it's just compressed for YT.
     
  19. freeme007 macrumors regular

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    I guess all the videos that we have been watching from Youtube was actually crappy in original file?
     
  20. br0adband macrumors 6502a

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    YouTube is re-encoding/re-compressing content that gets sent to them. They don't immediately post the files even though the iPod touch is taking videos and recording them in an already YouTube compatible format (h.264 inside an .mp4 container basically).

    Taking an already compressed/lossy format video file and then re-encoding/re-compressing it yet again is the reason 95% of the videos on YouTube look like utter garbage to begin with.

    People should do recordings off their iPod touch and then upload the raw (meaning the original files that exist on the iPod touch themselves) someplace else. Use a tool like iPhone Explorer or some other file exploration tool to copy those files off the iPod touch and upload them to wherever, but not YouTube.

    Comparing videos on YouTube isn't going to do much for quality...
     
  21. mrpuffy macrumors newbie

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    I Still have the ipod touch 2nd i dont think il be upgrading until they do something drastic [​IMG] putting a camera on was cool but by the looks of it wasnt a success
     
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    do you have any onther sites in mind? cuz i dont wanna lose any quality from my vids
     
  24. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    Try Dailymotion.com
     

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