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  1. geargrrl

    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    I think I've got a format issue.
    I shot some little videos with my Canon SD 850. They are only like 40 seconds long but 62 MB? What? I want to email them, they are mvi format. what do I do to make them smaller.

    thanks

    gg
     
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  2. geargrrl

    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    OK, so maybe I am an idiot and they just are made that way.
     
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  3. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Here. I'm just not sure where "here" is.
    My guess is that mvi is Canon's format for movies in the camera, so you have to convert them to avi, or some other format using software.
     
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  4. geargrrl

    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    so what software would I want to compress it or convert it or (load it to you tube <grin>)
     
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  5. RenegadeRick

    RenegadeRick 98th percentile on my SAT & all I got was this tin

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    Seconded. It's quick and easy... and free.

    It does have it's shortcomings, but if that is all you want to do it is plenty capable.
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    If MS Movie Maker won't convert it, you can try Stoik Video Converter:

    http://www.stoik.com/products/svc/

    I guess you have to rename your MVI file to .avi (Stoik recognizes the format, just not the extension), then you can open it and convert it to whatever you want.
     
    #6 -   Jan 7, 2008