Edit camera vidoes to send by smsSupport


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  1. cyn

    cyn Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    all the videos are too large to send to another phone, is there a way to reduce size/edit the video in a droid? thanksl, Cyn
     

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    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure there are camcorder settings. Go into to the camcorder. Hit menu. Should pull out a menu with options to set video quality and duration. Higher the quality larger the file. Same with time. The longer the video the larger the file. For future reference post all other questions about your phone here Motorola Droid - Android Forums
     
  3. dougwilson2000

    dougwilson2000 Well-Known Member

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    Yes there is a special setting for sms videos. Camcorder, slide open settings first one is video quality. Set for mms.
    Second one is for duration. Set for mms (30 seconds).
    You are now ready to record and send.
     
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    cyn Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well I tried to edit the video & reduce the size, do you know what the file size limit is. The video is of a friends dog chasing bubbles and she's up at Mayo Clinic w/ her husband. I thought it would cheer her up, so if you can help me w/ this I'd sure apprecaite it , thanks, Cyn
     
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    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

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    I don't know about video, but I was trying to send ringtones and it kept telling me they were to large. So I downloaded handcent message app from the market. You can actually change the size of the messages sent in it's settings. It worked like a charm. But as I said, I don't know if it will work for videos but it is worth a shot.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    dougwilson2000 Well-Known Member

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    I adjusted the quality and duration BEFORE I did a video and I sent it to myself. It worked great.
     
  7. cyn

    cyn Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well we are talking about yesterday of a dog chasing bubbles, so what size do I need to reduce it so so I can send it...so I don't have the chance to change before taking the video. I have Handcent and set the message size to 1mg, it still wont go, thanks. The file size is a little over 160k and I composed a new message and tried to attach....same error.

    Do I need to turn the phone off and reboot it? Cyn
     
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    dougwilson2000 Well-Known Member

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    Although changing it first is the best, you can send it to most people, if too large some will not be able to receive it.
    Busy now, I will get back in a few about Handcent.
     
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    cyn Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks, I now know better, but I didn't want to miss this opportunity to cheer my friend at Mayo up, Cyn
     
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    dougwilson2000 Well-Known Member

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    Double post.
     
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    OK. Although Handcent is great for reducing pictures, it is not good for reducing audio or video. Unless you zip them first (compression) and then the person receiving will have to unzip them.
    The size of your video is not the problem, it is the Frame rate and bit size. Sms can not handle it if it is too fast Frame 23 fps verses 14 fps and. Bit rate of 3m verses 200K.
    You will have to convert it on a. PC OR Mac first.
     
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    dougwilson2000 Well-Known Member

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    Why not just email it, if they have a smart phone then they will be able to watch the video.
     
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    cyn Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Geez....as I've said they are at Mayo Clinic seeing about a liver transplant...so they aren't going to be checking email anytime soon.

    Ok, the frame rate and size, that gives me the info, thanks, Cyn
     
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    Email it to yourself. Download a free video reducer from internet using google search. Reduce it then send it as a mms.
     
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    cyn Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's already on my system and I pulled it into Axara and chose smallest size mepg4/ 44kbps; audio: AMR-6.7kbs, but I'll see if there are additional settings. I'll try something else, thanks, Cyn
     
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    cyn Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, I chose mobile economy quality ...H.263 - 60kps, 10fps, 128x96 - audio AAC and it still didn't work, I'll google and see what I can find, thanks, Cyn
     
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    If it is nothing personal, you could email me a copy of the original and I will see what I can do. My handle plus gmail.
    What you want is frame rate<= 23 fps. Bit 200k and total size about 750k.
     
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    cyn Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks, I'll send you the original and the others...it's nothing but a dog chasing bubbles, thanks, Cyn
     
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    Ok I will get at it as soon i as am free. Use my handle here @gmail. I just got it. Give me alittle time to get to it, I should be able to do it and test it. Then email it back.
     
  20. Fadelight

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    You know... this should be a "call to arms" for devs. So many times, like when I am out on hiking trips, I shoot high res videos. I would love to send them to people, but shooting in low quality just isn't an option, since often times you can't just simply reshoot the exact same thing a second time. I think someone should develop an app that can cut full quality videos down to Mms quality without touching the original.
     
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    cyn Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I haven't had a chance to look at this but QIK Camera app:

    Qik Video Camera for Android - AndroidZoom.com

    ....but you'd have to have a signal to connect, not sure about mountain hiking would have cell coverage.

    My LG Dare allowed me to edit & to cut out some of the video and I never had a problem sending video. cyn
     
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    Yeah, I don't think phones were meant to send hi quality. Best way is to shoot high quality and convert on a pc to send it. That is what I do. I have a program on my pc called Magic Video Converter. This program will convert just about any format to any other format. I have used it several times to even convert movies down to a smaller size to fit the droid. Works great.

    As for Cyn, Dougwilson2000 hit something on the head there, you can send the video using gmail or email on your phone to your friends e-mail or gmail on their phone if they have a smart phone then they may (??) have capabilities of retrieving email on their phone?? That is a question....can always send them a text telling them to check their e-mail if their phone gets e-mail.
     
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    cyn Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This is true but in this case I wanted to send my friends who are up at Mayo's clinic a video of their dog chasing bubbles. As of 3 months ago, the dog was so fat she could barely breathe let alone run. Anyway, I was doing my best to send it to her phone.
     
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    cyn Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just downloaded Magic Video Converter, the audio sounds like a frog croaking w/ some rythemic background noise. What's up w/ that? I didn't buy it, and you are limited to edit one video file...I guess each instance you try the program.

    Well a heck of a day, I realized that w/ the update today, the camera button on the side of the phone is now assigned to "Quick Message", if I clicked the gallery icon on the desktop, I get "application is not installed"....I had trouble deleting it, the waste basket would turn red, but then change back to grey while the icon is there and I couldn't get rid of it. Finally was able to tonight while talking to tech support. I'm off to bed, thanks, everyone for your help, Cyn
     
  25. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member

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    Yeah man... you missed my whole post. When I am out hiking, I obviously am not going to be carrying a PC around with me. If I had access to a PC, I could just send people the pictures in their email or show them in person. And if I did have access to a PC, I would just use "Super".

    The entire point of my post is that it would be nice to have an app for your phone which would allow you to convert/compress the video and send it via Mms. That's it. I'm not looking for other options. I don't have access to a PC and I am unwilling to shoot in low quality. The only point to my post was how we should have an app that would compress and send.

    And if I were looking for other options, the easiest thing to do would be to upload the video to picasa via Pixelpipe and SMS a link to it. I don't care that is low quality when people see it via text... I just think it would be nice to send vid on the fly without having to shoot in low quality or have access to a computer.


    PS - Do you live in Phoenix? Is that the reason for your screen name? If so... want to trade? I currently live in a place where nothing but pine trees grow for 10 months out of the year. People here whine about heat when it rises above 65 degrees, and we might get two weeks a year with temps breaking 80 degrees. I'm moving to phoenix at the end of the summer, so if you want to trade, this could benefit us both. :D:D
     

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