Transferring video to USB flash drive

bobthevideoman wrote on 12/2/2020, 6:21 PM

Hi can anyone suggest the best way to burn my video to a USB flash drive

Normally I deliver all my videos on a DVD through the normal "Burn" section of Video Pro but this time I have been asked to provide it on a USB drive.

I am concerned not only with how to achieve this but also how to get the best compatibility and quality.

The video raw file is 4K but I convert it to full HD 25 fps in editing the whole thing will be about 35 mins long.

Thanks in advance

Bob

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CubeAce wrote on 12/2/2020, 7:03 PM

@bobthevideoman

Hi Bob.

First question.

Why would you deliberately want to reduce the quality of the video by going from 4K down to HD?

Second.

How will the file then be used? Will it be to play back on a computer or plugged into a USB port on a TV to be played back?

Third.

You say you have produced a video raw file. What format is it? How large in gigabytes is it?

Forth. You intend to convert it to full HD 25fps. Why? what are the specs of the file other than 4K? still 25fps?

So the answer to your question really depends on the replies to those questions.

You don't have to 'burn' anything, There will be no disk to give instructions to unless you are trying to export it to play like a DVD with chapters etc. but choosing the file format to export to may make a difference depending on the intended method of playback.

A little bit more information would go a long way. If it is intended to be played like a DVD then I'm not experienced enough to answer that but there are a few other people around the forums who are and will help out if that is what you need to know.

Ray.

 

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bobthevideoman wrote on 12/3/2020, 1:15 AM

Hi Ray

Thanks for your quick response

First, I don't know. Seemed a good idea at the time, but now I shall probably leave it 4K

Second, I would like the file to be able to play on everything. But certainly a TV USB port

Third, I haven't finished the job yet, so I can leave the project 4K 50 fps and export using Magix (the raw file is 33GB)

Fourth, your right, it was a silly idea

Basically, I want the finished file to fit on a 16GB USB and be able to play on a TV

I assume that would I be right in saying that as I would normally get a 30 min show on a 4.7GB disk it would fit on a 16GB USB ?

Cheers

Bob

CubeAce wrote on 12/3/2020, 3:06 AM

@bobthevideoman

Hi Bob.

I was afraid of that 😬.

Then it becomes a bit trickier. Not all TVs are equal when it comes to file formats that will play on them so you may need to get the manuals out for the intended TV to find that out and what screen sizes it will support.

The file itself as I said can be straight copied across. Most TVs have can read folders from a USB memory stick and select individual files from them. You may have to consider the refresh rate of the TVs screen but I have found that has not made a noticeable difference is sticking to either 25fps or 50fps if used for the PAL standard.

But if it is needs to be played on more than one TV it can be more of a problem. Our lounge TV for instance plays mov. and mpeg 2 files while the kitchen one plays mpeg 2 and MP4 files but not mov. Other newer TVs may play newer codecs than my TV sets. My Blu-ray players also have USB ports and can play some HEVC content files from memory sticks. As my TV ownership as been somewhat limited over the years I have no idea what other sets can or can't play. A 4K file may not be able to be played on a TV limited to HD quality.

If it is intended for someone else then you may be up the creek without a paddle without the relevant information.

Those files though have to be played as if on a computer. some remotes will allow fast forward and backward play but there is no way to put chapters into the files that I know of going via a USB port.

Others will possible be able to help out with that one.

I was rather hoping it was just to play files on something like a laptop which would have been an easier answer and solution.

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johnebaker wrote on 12/3/2020, 5:26 AM

@bobthevideoman

Hi

. . . . this time I have been asked to provide it on a USB drive. . . .

In addition to @CubeAce comment - I would suggest that you make the user aware that USB memory sticks are not the most reliable of devices, and that they should make a backup copy of the video.

They are certainly more reliable than a few years ago, however for 'permanent storage' I would not even contemplate using one, not to mention that they are too easy to lose.

John EB.

 

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bobthevideoman wrote on 12/3/2020, 12:04 PM

Thanks Ray

I have spoken to my customer and they say that they will want to use the USB on a computer now.

So, I guess the best thing is to Export the video as a mp4 ? and then copy to the USB drive ?

Really helpful info on the TV palaver....

Cheers

Bob

bobthevideoman wrote on 12/3/2020, 12:06 PM

Thanks John EB

I will explain that to my customer

Cheers

Bob

CubeAce wrote on 12/3/2020, 12:33 PM

@bobthevideoman

Hi Bob.

A straight copy of the final converted file should do. To be on the safe side It may be an idea to stick to MP4. Some older computers may struggle with the strain of decoding HEVC content.

Resolution should not be a problem as such as long as the file size fits. Leave it at 50fps.

Make sure the file is set to progressive and not interlaced.

Ray.

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bobthevideoman wrote on 12/3/2020, 1:12 PM

Thanks again Ray

That will do nicely

Bob