How to ensure 720p resolution when transferring to computerSupport

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  1. amerinamese

    amerinamese Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Aug 6, 2010
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    Hello all. I like to cut and splice my video files together to make one movie. I usually do this with Windows movie maker. That program doesn't recognize the .3gp format that the video files are in when I take them off the phone. So, I convert them to .avi. Is there a program that will ensure that the 720p quality is maintained through the conversion to .avi, or is there another format I should be converting them into? I can't remember the program I use now, but it doesn't look like it is staying in 720p quality. After making the complete video on windows movie maker I get an option to export the video in 720p, but if the input video is not 720p, the final output cannot be 720p right?

  2. Vincent Law

    Vincent Law Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2010
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    AVI is not a format, it's a container which contains various codecs (video and audio).

    Any common codec out there will support 720p, so it's likely that whatever application you're using to convert this file is simply not giving you the options you need.

    I'd simply use a different program, like Handbrake.

    Also keep in mind that Windows Movie Maker is not exactly an advanced tool. It's offering 720p output no matter what size the video is. It can do this by upscaling the video (stretching it), but it won't look good, nothing like an actual 720p-sourced video.
  3. sitlet

    sitlet Banned

    Apr 11, 2010
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    Anytime you convert a file using a lossy codec, you will get some quality loss. The only way to get around this is to convert to an uncompressed avi, which will result in a VERY high file size.

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