AVI and MOV are container formats . One can't answer the question which one of the format has better quality because it depends on the codec used in the container. As a pretty good rule though, the more the video is compressed(smaller file sizes) the worse the video quality.
Hi, I am a newbee. I take a lot of videos using my camera. One of my cameras, Kodak, saves video files in .mov format. My other camera saves the videos in .avi format. It seems to me the .avi files takes a lot more disk space than the .mov files for the same amount of video time. It also seems to me that the .avi file is slightly better quality than the .mov format (still need to be verified).
Can someone tell me what video format uses the least disk space for the same picture quality as disk space is important to me since I store everything on my laptop and disk space is limited.
Also, please let me know what camera manufacturers use that best format that you recommend.
Thanks in advance.