Cutting down a large file?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras, Webcams and Scanners' started by lostsoul62, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. lostsoul62

    lostsoul62 Member

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    I set my webcam to the smallest that it will go and record for 2 minutes and I have a 26 meg file. I want to record and send it to someone so how can I get a smaller file on video?
     
  2. Kornowski

    Kornowski VIP Member

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    Your video has a bit rate of 1.73MB/s which is pretty low. I wouldn't take it any lower, 26mb is very small for two minutes of video (and audio?). You could take it lower, but the quality would be so bad, there's almost no point in sending it.

    [bitrate (Mbps) = 8 x file size (in MB) / duration (in seconds)]
     
  3. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

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    Can you shorten the length of the recording?
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    You do have the option of burning the file to a cd and send them the cd. Other than that I do believe most outgoing email servers has a 10mb limit on attachments.
     
  5. jamesd1981

    jamesd1981 Active Member

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  6. Kornowski

    Kornowski VIP Member

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    What format/codec does the webcam record to? If it's something lossless like AVI the file will always be massive, see if you can either change the camera's recording settings or convert the final video to either .mov or .mp4 using the H.264 codec.
     

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