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Scott Wilkinson
Reduce .mov file size
on Mar 10, 2011 at 12:09:09 am

I built a video project in final cut express, exported it to an .mov file (quicktime) and its size is 1.71GB.

Do I need to purchase a compressor to bring the file size to below 100 mb for posting on youtube, vimeo, etc...?

such as:
http://www.nchsoftware.com/prism/index.html?gclid=CITppp7XwqcCFchg2godkFdjE...


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Reduce .mov file size
on Mar 10, 2011 at 4:04:59 am

Compressor comes with FCP; and theres a preset for youtube (you can upload files larger than 100mbs)

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Bret Williams
Re: duce .mov file size
on Mar 10, 2011 at 4:10:59 am

The file size is only a meaningful number in relationship to the length of the video. Is it an hour? 5 minutes? 1.7 gigs really isn't that big.

But, export it as qt, h264 codec, with medium or a little better quality. Change the frame size 853x480 if it's HD or 480x360 if it's 4:3.


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Scott Wilkinson
Re: duce .mov file size
on Mar 10, 2011 at 5:21:24 pm

Jeff, I have Express...not Pro.

The length of the video is just around 2 minutes. Thanks Bret, I'll follow your advise

I built a video a couple years ago and just recalled that I used iskysoft video converter.

http://www.iskysoft.com/


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: duce .mov file size
on Mar 10, 2011 at 6:09:39 pm

Sorry to miss the "Express" part - I don't know if Cow has an express forum.

Meanwhile - @ 2 minutes, if you're going to manually use h.264, I suggest you use the data rate of approx. 6000 for your video - this will yield a file, a little under 100 megabytes

Best,

Jeff G

Apple Master Trainer | Avid Cert. Instructor DS/MC
Come See me speak at NAB!
Compressor Essentials from Lynda.com
(older but still good) Marquee, Media Composer (3.5) and Basic/Advanced Color DVDs (1.0) from Vasst.com
Contact me through my Website


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Wahida Chowdhury
Re: duce .mov file size
on Jul 25, 2012 at 2:20:03 pm

Hi bret,

I made a movie with .mov files. the file sizes added up to 12 gb. now after I made the movie with final cut pro and exported the movie, the movie size ended up to be 94 GB!!!!!!!!!!! what does this mean?

What can I do reduce the size of my movie? any idea?


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