Saving Movies From A Digital Camera for the Web

Digital still cameras take movies in a variety of formats; some more accessible to a broad user base than others. Kodak, Nikon, and Olympus commonly record movies in the QuickTime MOV format, which is not easily edited by all video editing apps and require QuickTime for viewing (which may be something people either can’t install due to IT department mandate or general aversion to installing programs on their systems). MOV files also tend to be much larger than alternatives, which slows down viewing for users on dial up. Before you post your next movie in .MOV format, consult my free how-to on converting .MOV files to other formats.

  • Anonymous

    Contribute that excess computing power to study climate change, help cure childhood cancer and lots of other excellent projects. When you are not using it an easy-to-install application can make your computer’s processing power available via the internet to contribute that power to lots of useful projects. Even if your machine isn’t a powerhouse, it probably is idle much of the time and can be put to good use. Look at http://boinc.berkeley.edu/ (BOINC – Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) – and World Community Grid at http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/.

  • uberRegenbogen

    Until their OS grows to eat up all of their systems’ resources (for very a relatively tiny return).

  • http://twitter.com/MichaelHostiuck Michael Hostiuck

    Use your excess computer power to fold. http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Stats