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Jaser Stockert November 2nd, 2009 02:45 PM

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!

Charles W. Hull November 2nd, 2009 02:55 PM

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.

Jaser Stockert November 2nd, 2009 03:36 PM

so footage needs to be converted first before viewing? i'm not able to view footage directly from my compact flash card? thanks.

Andy Wilkinson November 2nd, 2009 03:51 PM

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).

Nate Haustein November 2nd, 2009 04:30 PM

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.

Jaser Stockert November 2nd, 2009 06:35 PM

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!

Robert Sanders November 2nd, 2009 08:18 PM

The PS3 is VERY picky about what video formats it supports and doesn't support.

Chris Barcellos November 2nd, 2009 09:40 PM

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.

Nate Haustein November 3rd, 2009 10:47 AM

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.

Jon Fairhurst November 3rd, 2009 11:25 AM

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.

Robert Sanders November 3rd, 2009 08:38 PM

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.

Robert Sanders November 3rd, 2009 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by Nate Haustein (Post 1442196)
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!

Ray Bell November 3rd, 2009 09:04 PM

Here's the site for conversion....

ProLost - ProLost Blog - Convert H.264 Quicktime toPS3

Jaser Stockert November 3rd, 2009 10:59 PM

thank you Robert and Ray! just the solution i've been looking for!

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