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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cyaiphone, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. cyaiphone

    cyaiphone Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    so the evo has HD video capabilities but how do you record such videos? In other words do you just go to camcorder and record and you record in HD or do you need some kind of program or need to do something to get actual hd quality. Thanks in advanced.

  2. stainlessray

    stainlessray Android Enthusiast

    open your camcorder. press the settings tab to open the options. goto the little pair of gears. tap it. tap 720p ...AND YOU'RE OFF!!!
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  3. cyaiphone

    cyaiphone Android Enthusiast
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    what about encoding type?

    what are these and which do i select?
  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    H.264 is far superior but it's new and right now is only supported in 480p formats. The older MPEG4 format is your 720p option.

    Try it both ways - right now, I'm preferring H.264/480 over MPEG4/720.

    H.263 is actually a _simple_ videoconferencing codec, but it's included if you want to take more memory-efficient recordings at the expense of quality.

    These are all shorthand names for video compression schemes (_ALL_ digital video is compressed, by definition).

    MPEG is a standards body - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_Picture_Experts_Group

    MPEG4 is really MPEG4 Part 2, while H.264 is essentially MPEG4 Part 10 - it's a motion optimized scheme - and __likely__ to play on a wider range of devices and PCs without adding software or performing conversions.
  5. cyaiphone

    cyaiphone Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Ok so 264 is supposed to be the highest quality you can record but you actually prefer the mpeg4? Is there is a reason for this? Also is there a way to send this HD videos to someone or to email or are the files gong to be too big?
  6. h264 is the preferred codec for hd video, it compresses very high quality with low file size. BUT, the evo's software wont let you record 720p with h264. You can only record 720p in mpeg4. You can record 800x480 with h264, and since the 720p mpeg4 is so compressed, the two look about the same.

    Depends on how long they are. You can always use wifi to upload them.
  7. cyaiphone

    cyaiphone Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    If you don't mind how exactly do you upload via wifi?
  8. Wadester

    Wadester Well-Known Member

    I'm finding that recording in 720p causes more 1-2 second freezing and a jittery video. The h264 is much smoother but obviously that's because of the lower resolution.

    I'm using stock 2.2 and the SD card that came with the phone, so I don't understand how they can claim full 720p recording capabilities. I don't think it's the card's write speed or something I've installed that's causing the freezing.
  9. stainlessray

    stainlessray Android Enthusiast

    the only way i have found to share large hi quality videos with anyone is to upload them to a site that hosts them. FB, Youtube, or Qik come to mind. that takes a long time from the phone, and so it rapes your battery. doing it while charging over 4G or Wifi isn't a bad solution. But I usually just wait, move them to my PC and transfer them wherever I need from there.

    *edit, quoted the wrong post... sheesh
  10. Umm, turn on wifi, then upload to youtube or email them.
  11. cyaiphone

    cyaiphone Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    how in the world do you attach an hd video to an email and send. isn't it too big to send via email?
  12. Wadester

    Wadester Well-Known Member

    It depend on your e-mail server and the recipient's e-mail server. A lot of them restrict file attachments to 10MB.
  13. EvoJok3r

    EvoJok3r Newbie

    "H.264 is far superior but it's new and right now is only supported in 480p formats."

    This is sooooo much smoother that MPEG4 in 720. Loving it.
  14. Open a new message, click attach, then attach the file. depending on how long it is, it might take a while to upload.
  15. mcl1981

    mcl1981 Well-Known Member

    I don't even have H.264 as an option. Did this come with an update?
  16. cyaiphone

    cyaiphone Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    yes its on froyo 2.2
  17. blip01

    blip01 Lurker

    I use Dropbox to share bigger vids sometimes, works great.

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