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Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?

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databoy

Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #10 on: 23 / June / 2009, 00:01:29 »
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Offline Pauls9

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Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #11 on: 23 / June / 2009, 05:10:14 »
I use Super to convert them in a format more useable (like divx/h264).

I am a little suspicious of that website, why do you have to click three separate links and :-

" To download from this site without looping back to the same page you need to:
 Enable your JavaScript, clear your Browser cache, do not block your http_referrer (with ZoneAlarm or similar), do not use a proxy.  Queries concerning this issue will not be answered."
Agreed, it's a right pain trying to get to the Super download page. No need to worry though - it's a good product when you finally do.

Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #12 on: 23 / June / 2009, 21:15:45 »
There is also an extensive discussion that might be of interest here:

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/388255?tstart=150

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databoy

Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #13 on: 23 / June / 2009, 22:18:16 »
There are a number of issues to consider.

Quicktime is software written by Apple; the inventors of the computer bus style concept used in desktop motherboards. ie Microprocessor hardware with an expandable bus on the motherboard.

Apple have been around for over 30 years. They are the largest PC manufacturer. They have proven hardware and software designs.

Canon have been in the commercial professional camera manufacturing business for a long time. Canon will use proven technology which works not questionable formats.

Most of the freeware is buggy; not all of it works successfully in all systems.

I have used Super in the past and had no luck with it. The web site is a testimony of: we will give you freeware to keep your hands of our commercial products but we will give you a hard time to download it.

The moral of the story is:

What is your time worth?

If you work out the time wasted on crappy software you would be better off purchasing a proven commercial product.

At the end of the day it is the end product which counts. How much of a perfectionist are you, and how much do you value your photos and movies.

 


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Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #14 on: 23 / June / 2009, 23:34:23 »
I hate Quicktime, I removed that virus long time ago from my computer and will never have it on again.

Might be so for some, not for me though, but I removed that other well known Mother of all Viruses. :D
A720IS.

Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #15 on: 24 / June / 2009, 10:29:17 »
There is also an extensive discussion that might be of interest here:
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/388255?tstart=150

Thanks Bill.

Of course, you do not have that problem with your TX1 as it uses the usual MJJPEG encoding.

'HandBrake' worked well but the developers tell me that AVI support has already been removed from their current development software.

For non-stereo movies you can certainly buy commercial editing software.

However, for twin-camera stereo it is normally necessary to use 'StereoMovie Maker' for its auto-correcting of distortion and alignment.

For that reason, the Canon MOV files have to be converted to AVI.

SMM will read 'older'  MOV files.


If someone is really clever maybe they could add support to open-source 'HandBrake' for other AVI codecs ?


Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #16 on: 24 / June / 2009, 10:46:44 »
Canon will use proven technology which works not questionable formats.

I would not call MJPEG (motion JPG) a questionable format and that is what Canon have used until very recently.

Presumably, with support for HD movies they now require better compression.

Fine for recording, lousy for editing (even if you pay a lot of money for software, according to the link Cybercom gives).


 

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