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Jokemaster
7 Minute Video=18mb?
on Jun 20, 2005 at 8:00:08 pm

Question?

If you had a seven minute video and compressed it to an 18 mb swf file at a size of 540x360 would you think you should try again for a smaller file or is that a reasonably sized file.

The video is some talking head, a little action, some graphics (static and with movement) and bg music.

I have Sorenson Video 3 and Cleaner 5 on my machine but I am importing the original 12GB Quicktime directly into FlashMX2004.

Would Squeeze for FlashMX2004 give me better results?

Thanks for any thoughts.

Cheers,

Joe


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John Farrell
Re: 7 Minute Video=18mb?
on Jun 23, 2005 at 7:40:13 pm

I think you could definitely improve on the file size by encoding your video as .flv in Sorenson Squeeze for Flash--rather than relying on MX 2004's limited options. You'll have more control over quality and data rate, etc in Squeeze. File size should also be smaller, but I can't be definite, since most of my stuff is in 320x240....

John Farrell
"Digital Movies With QuickTime Pro"
http://www.charlesriver.com/titles/digitalmoviesQT.html


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Joe
Re: 7 Minute Video=18mb?
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on Jun 24, 2005 at 7:39:56 pm

Thanks John; I did buy Squeeze and while my first test with the presets yielded files twice the size I'm sure I'll be able to do better.


Cheers,

Joe


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John Farrell
Re: 7 Minute Video=18mb?
on Jun 24, 2005 at 7:51:22 pm

Yes. Like you, I'm very comfortable with Cleaner--and it takes a while to get used to Squeeze. I'm currently doing some QuickTimes and Flash .flvs for a client--and every time I go from Cleaner to Squeeze I get grouchy (because I'm spoiled)....

John Farrell
"Digital Movies With QuickTime Pro"
http://www.charlesriver.com/titles/digitalmoviesQT.html


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Joe
Re: 7 Minute Video=18mb?
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on Jun 27, 2005 at 2:51:10 pm

I can empathize, when I get like that I put on my "Do Not Disturb" "I'm disturbed enough already" T-shirt.

Anyway I have gotten better results and I am happy I picked up Squeeze.

Cheers,

Joe


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