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Bruce Gaber
Compression advice
on Aug 19, 2017 at 5:07:12 pm

Trying to compress some video files without much success. I used Zipit to try to compress some ~10Gb .MOV files. The "compressed" files were less than 10% smaller. Not much help at all. Any advice on procedures / apps to get some real scrunching here?

Many thanks

Bruce

Photographer / Motion Graphics Artist
Vision Rising

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greg janza
Re: Compression advice
on Aug 19, 2017 at 5:42:54 pm

With video files you're best option is to bring them into media encoder and create H264 versions which will be a mere fraction of the original size.

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Brent Marginet
Re: Compression advice
on Aug 19, 2017 at 6:46:26 pm

Zipping Video files will never shrink them much and is not a good idea.

Are you Zipping them for archival purposes, if so archive them exactly as they are.
If you compress them to H.264's and need them later on you will be working with degraded versions of the originals.

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Compression advice
on Aug 19, 2017 at 10:43:13 pm

Here's an important question: WHY are you trying to compress these files? What do you intend to do with them?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Bruce Gaber
Re: Compression advice
on Aug 20, 2017 at 12:09:53 am

Dave

These are files of the video of a performance that I am sending to the artist. When I realized how huge they were, I began looking for a way to compress them. Now, thanks to the Forum, I realize that all I needed to do is what I always do when I am moving large files for review and approval. I transcode them to H.264. Duh!

Bruce

Photographer / Motion Graphics Artist
Vision Rising

vimeo.com/BodhiBruce
visionrising.com

Dance Without Reason


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Compression advice
on Aug 20, 2017 at 1:46:25 am

HA! Great. Glad you got it to work.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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