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Monday, February 19, 2007



Cell Phone Video's: After our mini PAH OTL, we started getting questions about what are the best cell phone camcorders. If you want the best quality, look for a phone that records in MPEG 4 format, this is the best video compression technology out. If it is in your budget the N series of phones from Nokia are the best, these phones are actually designed with filmmakers in mind. These phones shoot MPEG 4 at a resolution of 720x480. The phone has a low end version of Adobe Premier so you can edit your film in camera before you put it into your computer. What I recommend: Any newer Samsung phone is the best quality for your dollar. The "Duality of Chachi" cell phone piece was shot on a Samsung SGH-T619. It shoots in MPEG4 format at a resolution of 176x144. I recently saw that you could get this phone for 19 dollars. But it's all about the export. Once you have got your footage into your editing software you need to tweak the setting according to the size and resolution of the clip. Some of the more basic editing software do not have as many choices for exporting. If you have Final Cut Pro you can get some pretty good results. To answer a question from Suzanne about Live Type and Motion templates. If you do a google search you can find some sites where people have made some, but they tend to be cheesy. Take this link for a better result As far as Motion; Motion is basically a program where you build your own templates with motion graphics.

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