Upscaling 3gp video files?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by tom.96, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. tom.96 macrumors regular

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    Good Afternoon all on a very rainy day here in Exeter, UK!

    I have recorded quite a lot of videos on my mobile (friends and family mainly) and these are unfortunately in quite poor quality. The camera on the phone is only VGA, however I was wondering if there is anything I can do to try and improve the quality on these files (all 3gp format?)

    The sound is ok but if I could make the picture a bit sharper then that would be great. Even a minor improvement would be welcome. I am using a Macbook 2ghz on OS X.5 and wouldn't mind buying shareware etc if it would help.

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    While you may be able to enhance the appearance of the video with certain filters, you cannot really improve on it's original quality. Video is pretty much a 'garbage in - garbage out' type of endeavor.

    -DH
     
  3. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    You can use the color corrector in iMovie. It wont help much, but should make the clips a little more clear.
     
  4. tom.96 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I'll try that. I might also try and get a more modern phone!
     

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