Movie management

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Purbrookian, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Purbrookian

    Purbrookian New Member

    Apr 9, 2016
    Trying to shoot a short video on my RX 100, but iMovie on the iMac (El Capitan) won't accept the format (MP4?), and moving it into Mail to send , it is a 15 mb monster.

    Is there an easy way to shoot short vids and then send them to friends?
  2. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    A little surprised that iMovie won't accept mp4, but there are conversion programs available. I've used one called Any Video Converter (Free) with some success. I've also used Video Shrinker to downsize. For transfers, I use Dropbox to get around the limit on e-mail servers.
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I often will use youtube to share videos with people since they are too big to mail. Load it up and send people links. I think they even have an option to make the videos private to anyone without a link
  4. Biro

    Biro Hall of Famer

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    The original RX100 shoots AVCHD as well as MP4 and that could be the problem. Not all video editors play nice with AVCHD.

    AVCHD VS MP4: What Is the Difference between AVCHD and MP4

    Either way, it sounds like video conversion and/or use of a cloud service is warranted in this case. But the truth is, regardless of which method of compression used, most videos need to be very short in order to be sent through traditional e-mail. I'm thinking maybe 5 minutes at most.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2016