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Old November 2nd, 2009, 02:45 PM   #1
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Cant' view 7D video files on my PS3

Trying to shot some photos and video footage from my 7D. I pop in the CF card into my PS3 and am able to view the photos. When I go to the PS3 video icon, nothing is available to view on my CF card. I'm trying to figure out how to view my video footage on my PS3? Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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Mpeg2

I convert the files to MPEG2 and they play in a PS3 and look very good. Use a fairly high bit rate, about 40Mb/sec for good video quality.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 03:36 PM   #3
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so footage needs to be converted first before viewing? i'm not able to view footage directly from my compact flash card? thanks.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 03:51 PM   #4
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If you want to view raw unedited clips maybe try using the mini HDMI out socket on the 7D straight into your HDTV's HDMI in (you will need the special HDMI cable as the 7D does not come with it, I believe).
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 04:30 PM   #5
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Kind of a bummer, huh? Found out it wouldn't play the files a couple nights ago. Maybe Sony will release support in an upcoming firmware-the machine plays everything else known to man.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 06:35 PM   #6
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hmmm...reason why i held back from buying a mini hdmi cable was because i thought i can just pop in my cf card. guess i will purchase one from monoprice.

in the meantime, will converting to mpeg2 give me the best quality? if not, which format? i'll be using final cut stuidio. thanks again!
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 08:18 PM   #7
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The PS3 is VERY picky about what video formats it supports and doesn't support.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 09:40 PM   #8
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A lot of players are picky. The original WD Media Player plays mov files, but only plays the video from the 5D files, and won't play sound.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 10:47 AM   #9
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I just read on another forum that the PS3 doesn't support Quicktime files because Sony doesn't want to license it. And no, changing the file names from ".mov" to ".mp4" does not solve the problem. Worth a try I thought. The PS3 did recognize that there were movies on the card, however.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:25 AM   #10
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You might try rewrapping the mov files as m4v using Quicktime, although, as I recall, you lose the audio when you do that.

You can do a search on "rewrap" in the 5D2 section of the forum to find the details.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 08:38 PM   #11
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Open your h.264 movies in Quicktime. Export them to Mpeg-4 and under the video settings select "pass through" and then under audio select a codec like AAC and then you'll have a file that didn't re-encode the picture but also has sound.

I do it all the time.

Stu at his ProLost blog has a detailed example of how to do this.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 08:39 PM   #12
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I just read on another forum that the PS3 doesn't support Quicktime files because Sony doesn't want to license it.
Which is probably why Apple won't license Blu-Ray from Sony. LOL!
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 09:04 PM   #13
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Here's the site for conversion....

ProLost - ProLost Blog - Convert H.264 Quicktime toPS3
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 10:59 PM   #14
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thank you Robert and Ray! just the solution i've been looking for!
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