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    I have been analyzing wireless communications for 31 years. I am president of Wireless Internet & Mobile Computing, a pioneering consulting firm that helps create new and enhance existing wireless data businesses in the United States and abroad.

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    Previously, I created the world's first wireless data newsletter, wireless data conference, cellular conference and FM radio subcarrier newsletter. I was instrumental in creating and developing the world's first cellular magazine.

    I also helped create and run the first association in the U.S. for the paging and mobile telephone industries.

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    Saturday, February 26, 2005


    marc brown

    I use quicktime pro also.

    I find that iMovie won't keep the stage size small... so you get a really weird looking movie. unless you want to blow your video up from 176x144 to 720x480 and get that super grainy feel...

    QT Pro lets you cut/paste really easily, but you have little margin for mistakes and not much control over sound or transitions.

    I had heard that IMovie would let you work with smaller stage size, however haven't found that to be the case. I figured Final Cut might be over-kill, but i might start using that as i'm taking more and more video on my Nokia 6630 (which records 60 minutes of video).

    The 6630 has a video editing application called "Vid. editor" which does the trick on the road. Muvee (as you posted about recently) seems pretty cheesy. But if you are into that... it is fun.


    I've had my S710a for less than a week, and have barely scratched the surface with its manual, and how it interfaces with my Macintosh laptop. One big attraction for me was the fact the S710a's video wasn't limited to a few seconds, but could record as long as there was memory.

    Shortform answer: Quicktime Player can convert the 3gp movie files the S710a generates into DV streams. I can edit the resulting DV stream in iMovie, or other such video app.

    iMovie is Apple's consumer-level DV editor, with however a fairly robust features set, including FX, transitions, and soundtrack editing.

    I've tinkered with my S710a's video capability, and the footage looks great on the QVGA display, and in the postage-stamp-sized QCIF playback in the Quicktime player. (Sound is also relatively impressive, considering there's only the phone's mic here.) Of course, the image-size blown up to DV proportions is simply embarrassing to look at on any reasonably-sized display. But the point remains that editing camphone video should be fairly painless on a PC.

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