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Avi Lev
Shrinking large QT file to fit on DVD
on Apr 14, 2014 at 3:25:27 pm

I exported from the MC a 1:49min show into 5.87GB QT Movie file.- It's too big to burn on DVD.
What is the best way to compress it without loosing quality?
Thanks, Avi


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Shane Ross
Re: Shrinking large QT file to fit on DVD
on Apr 14, 2014 at 4:23:27 pm

Data DVD? or playable one on a DVD player?

What codec did you export as? And there's no way to compress without losing quality...but some compressions preserve pretty good quality.

If a data DVD is what you want, then I'd mixdown to a lesser DNxHD codec...if this is 220, export 175. if 175, export 145. Or if an "x" codec (220x), then export as 220...no "x."

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Pat Horridge
Re: Shrinking large QT file to fit on DVD
on Apr 15, 2014 at 12:10:28 pm

The Avid x codecs are the same datarate as the non x so the file size is the same.
But to make a playable DVD you have to encode to MPEG2 Sorenson Squeeze is good and has DVD templates.

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Avi Lev
Re: Shrinking large QT file to fit on DVD
on Apr 15, 2014 at 6:47:58 pm

Thanks, but I'm using Avid v5.0.4. where MPEG2 Sorenson Squeeze not an option


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