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Kodak Z1015 IS: Change video setting to MPEG-4 (from QT)?

by fieldofstones / December 27, 2009 6:37 AM PST

The product summaries all say that Quicktime and MPEG-4 formats are available for video on the Z1015 IS. But for the life of me, I can't figure out how to change from Quicktime to MPEG-4 in the camera's settings. Can someone tell me how to change it to MPEG-4?

What I want to do is save the videos onto a USB flash drive and view them on my Blu-ray player. But my Blu-ray player seems to not be able to read .MOV files because it says "0 files on disc." In the user's manual, there is a screenshot that says .AVI.

I've contacted Kodak with no response (yet).

Thanks for any help.

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Kodak Z1015IS
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 27, 2009 10:50 AM PST
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Kodak Z1015 IS: MPEG-4
by fieldofstones / December 27, 2009 4:59 PM PST
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Sheesh, looking at the Kodak website (the store to be exact), the exact text reads: "Quicktime, MPEG-4" which I assumed to be two separate formats. Thanks.

So what kind of HDTV can read MPEG-4 files in HD? Mine certainly can't. The promotions all state that you can view your HD-videos on your HDTVs.

Should I have gotten an HD camcorder instead with HDMI? (Costs more, obviously.)

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Confusing for sure
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 27, 2009 11:37 PM PST
In reply to: Kodak Z1015 IS: MPEG-4

Quicktime MPEG4 is an Apple product which means it is proprietary.
It plays on Quicktime software and you have to pay for the Pro version.

So I doubt that the MOV file can be played directly on any HDTV.

The Kodak promotions that state you can view your HD-videos on your HD-TV are short on information.

Most HD digital cameras can connect video directly to a HD-TV (via HDMI or Component connectors), but you will need a special cable or cradle for the camera.
Which Kodak will gladly sell to you.
Most of these special cables and/or cradles are priced near $100.
You should find the special cable and/or cradle listed as an accessory for your camera.

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Regarding Quicktime MPEG4:

Here is a link that tries to explain it.
I must admit, it flew right over my head.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime

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