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P3 recording mode question: MOV or MP4?

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Kevin H., Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Kevin H.

    Jun 15, 2015
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    Hello all,

    Just joined the forum so let me introduce myself. I live in east-central Iowa and received my Phantom 3 Advanced yesterday (June 15.) Unfortunately, I don't have a suitable tablet yet (it's coming later this week) so I haven't been able to fly the unit yet.

    In the meantime, I'm thinking about how I'll do video editing when I do get some video. I have Adobe Premier Pro (CS6) and wonder which recording mode: MOV or MP4 is most suitable, pros and cons. File size is not an issue, I'm more concerned about quality at this point. I realize I have a long learning curve ahead of me and I'll probably take some video in both MOV and MP4 and compare them directly on Premier Pro, but I thought I'd take advantage of all the experts on this forum and find out what your thoughts are.

    Thanks for any assistance. Sorry if this has been answered previously.

    Kevin H.
  2. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 8, 2014
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    There's no real difference in the way the file is puttogether for either but the difference is the container the file is put in.
    Use whichever you like.
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