This should have a simple answer. I'm working in Avid MC Mojo with XDCAM footage. When working in SD with long-form projects, I'd export using a QT ref and do all of my compressions off that in Squeeze, and also work off that in After Effects. Due to the long GOP format of XDCAM HD MXFs however, I can't export a QT ref, I have to export a QT movie. If I want to keep good quality size on a 1/2 hour video, the file size is quite giant. Any ideas for keeping the file size down, or somehow converting the LONG GOP into something QT reference-friendly?
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