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- 06-10-2009, 03:37 PM #2
- 06-10-2009, 04:08 PM #3
- 06-10-2009, 05:14 PM #4
Does anyone know what the compression ratio actually is for H.264? I think MPEG-4 is about 30:1 and H.264 (or MPEG-4 AVC) is about 50:1. Anyone can confirm this?
- 06-10-2009, 07:56 PM #5
Thanks to Punchinello I just lost the last 4 hours of my life, but I think I've got it "kinda" figured out and wrote up a big long post on my blog about it here:
I basically boiled it down to 0.45 MB/s. This number could vary though depending on the compression ratio that is actually implemented on the phone.
- 06-12-2009, 06:40 PM #6
- 06-12-2009, 07:06 PM #7
My figure of 0.45MB/s would come out to 0.45 MB/s * 8 b/B = 3.6Mb/s * 60 s/min = 216 Mb/min a ton more than 22Mb a minute.
If you meant 22 MB, then my figure of 216 Mb/min / 8 b/B = 27 MB / min would be a lot closer.
- 06-13-2009, 01:40 AM #8
Ok, I found a link that goes with what you were saying. Basically the same specs as the iPhone and it comes out to 22MB / min which is almost on target with my 27MB/min for the iPhone.
But back to the N93. Poring over the tech specs, highlights are:
50MB internal flash storage, miniSD expansion (up to 2GB)
Transformer form factor (N90-alike fold-out camcorder mode, landscape clamshell mode for viewing, portrait clamshell for talking/phone use) - weight is 190g, heavy for a smartphone
320 by 240 pixel screen
S60 3rd edition (of course)
Comms technologies: Wi-Fi, UPnP, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, Mass Storage Class
Direct connection to compatible TV (PAL/NTSC) via Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-64U, included in box) or wireless LAN/UPnP
3.2 Megapixel still images (2048 by 1536), Carl Zeiss optics, 3x optical zoom, mechanical shutter
MPEG-4 640 by 480 video capture, 30fps, stereo audio at 48kHz, digital video stabilization,
Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 bundled for clip editing/enhancement and DVD burning
Usual S60 refinements, including Visual Radio, stereo music, Media Player integration
That's some list, especially on something retailing for £400 or so. One implication of the rise in video specs is increased file sizes for your captures, of course.
The N70 captured at around 4MB per minute of footage, the N93 will need 22MB per minute, by Nokia's own estimates, fitting 45 mins of video on a 1GB card, or 90 mins on a 2GB card, comparable to the capacity of a standalone tape-based camcorder.
With the optics involved, with the 'digital video stabilization', with the resolution and frame rate, the N93 is going to be absolute first choice for any self respecting journalist or mobile professional with a need to shoot video quickly and easily.
- 06-13-2009, 10:20 AM #9
- 06-19-2009, 10:11 AM #10
Did a test and I was really close with my 0.45MB/s guess. The actual from one 7 second video I took was 0.48MB/s.