I'm looking to create stock motion backgrounds in After Effects and distribute them on DVDs. I was wondering whether anyone could give me some advice on the best format for wide use. I was thinking High-quality Quicktime files, would anyone disagree?
Also, and this is on the basis I go with QT, I've rendered out a few of my backgrounds (in QT based on Lossless), and they've been about 60mb (for 15-30sec clip) which has seemed fine. However, the colour seems a little washed out. I discovered if I rendered out with the animation codec it restored the brilliant colours and deepest blacks, which is obviously what I want. However, the file size spirals to over 600mb. Given that I want to create a DVD with approx 30-40 clips on, this is unusable. Again, could anyone assist in this matter? I know it essentially boils down to the age-old question of quality vs size and for that I apologise! I just thought there would be other people out there doing the same thing?
I'm using AE CS4 on a Windows Vista 32-bit PC, with 2.6ghz Quad core processors and 8gb RAM.