Arguably the most commonly known container format is MP4; it features broad compatibility, which, in turn, makes it a popular video format. MP4 is an excellent choice for editing, playback, or media uploads on any device or platform. In comparison, 3GP was introduced with the 3rd generation of phones. Since storage space and bandwidth was a luxury back then, the 3GP format was developed to compress the video files to a minimal size for easier storage and sharing. With significant compression comes great quality loss, this might not always be the case, but it certainly is for 3GP when compared to today's standards of video formats. So why should you convert an MP4 to a 3GP? Unless you have a great need for a minimal sized file, then the only reason you would convert an MP4 to a 3GP is to be able to play it on your old phones. The 3rd generation of phones, unfortunately, does not support the newer formats such as MP4.
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Open Pinnacle Studio on your PC (if you need to install Pinnacle Studio, follow the buy now link above, run the installation file, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and setup process).
Simply drag and drop the video from the Pinnacle Studio library or your computer file explorer on to the timeline. Should you wish to crop video, trim video, or make any other edits, now is the time to do so.
When you’re happy with the video on the timeline, go to the Export tab in Pinnacle Studio. The default tab on the export tab is to export to file. Here you can select which file type you wish to export your video as.
Under properties, you can select the video profile to render too. To the right, under the preview pane, you can see the projected file size. Ex. If you select a 4K video format, the file size will be larger than if you export to an HD profile. Once your file type and profile are selected, you can proceed to export.
To begin export, press the Start Export button. This will render your video to the file format of your choice. This is a quick and easy way to export and convert video from one file format to another.
Pinnacle Studio is more than a MP4 to 3GP converter. We built Pinnacle Studio to convert many file formats, including the formats below.
We designed Pinnacle Studio to do so much more than just convert files. With a wide range of features, tools, and templates, Pinnacle Studio has everything you need to create amazing videos.