e mailing video.

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peter grendon
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Help please. I have some video clips that I need to e mail in a hurry.How do I exsport from prem 5.1 what file type do I save as etc, to e mail with outlook exspress. all help apreciated, but please try to keek it basic. many thanks. Pete.

Paul Argyle
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Joined: Dec 14 2000

Hi Pete
Without wanting to complicate the issue!...
to keep it really simple -
if you've only got Prem5.1 and you don't know what the other person's got installed on their PC then use Indeo 3.2 to create an .avi file, max frame size 320x240 or even 240x180. Try 300kbps bit rate, 12.5fps frame rate, quality 65 etc. (There might be a preset something like this).

Obviously the quality won't be great but the file size is your enemy if you're emailing. You don't say how long the clips are but they've got to be short. You need to adjust the above settings to balance the file size against the quality.

There are better options - Indeo 5, Quicktime Sorenson if you've both got Quicktime, or MPEG-1 which is the best solution but you'll need an encoder like TMPGEnc to convert your file. Does that mean anything to you?

I'm doing this from memory so there might be better settings - someone else might follow up!

Cheers
Paul

peter grendon
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Joined: Oct 13 2000

Hi P aul, thanks for the prompt reply and info, will try again tomorrow,I think the other pc has quick time but will check,at the moment I have a dual boot win98/2000 set up with two different e mail providers so am sending to myself to try and work it out.Cheers Pete.

StuartV
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Joined: Feb 8 2002

If you know the other user has realplayer, then you could download the FREE real producer, and encode using that. Alternatively Microsoft also has a free encoder for wmv and asf files.
Both of these will give you much smaller files. Windowsmedia does generally give slightly better quality (higher framerate) than Real.

Hope this helps

Stuart

peter grendon
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Joined: Oct 13 2000

Thanks Guys,I am still playing, but getting there,Many thanks Pete.