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P3S Recording File Format

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by roartiz, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. roartiz

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    Hi there,

    I was just wondering if anyone here happened to know if there is any appreciable difference between recording video in .MOV vs. .mp4 format. Is either better suited to certain enviroments? Is one better than the other in terms of recording bandwidth/quality?

    Which format do you guys prefer to record video in?
     
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    It depends on the format you prefer to edit in, Mac or Windows. If Mac, go with the .MOV, if Windows, go with the standard .MP4.

    Read the details here - Difference Between MOV and MP4
     
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    The simple answer is there is no difference at all.
     
  4. toegema

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    Both use the same codec (same identical quality) but use different wrappers. While .mp4 might be more compatible across platforms, .mov depends on QuickTime or QT compatible players. So you choose depending on where you are going to use your footage. In many cases, both will play fine. But again, there is no difference in picture quality as they are the same h.264 codec.


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  5. pipmurray

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    My MOV files play good in QuickTime but cannot use iMovie to edit them. How can I get
    them into iMovie?


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