Reducing video file size
by Ryan Sereno on Dec 28, 2011 at 2:56:50 pm
I have to upload a video to Slideroom.com for my college portfolio. The website has a 120 MB file size limit.
I have a 720 .mov video which is 1 minute 25 seconds long and is 2.8 GB.
How should I re-render/resize the video so that it will be 120 MB but lose the least amount of video quality. What would be the best video compression to use?
I realize I will be losing a LOT of quality, but I want to do this in a way that I will lose the least amount possible.
Re: Reducing video file size by John Cuevas on Dec 28, 2011 at 4:39:22 pm
You don't say what codecs you can use, but if I'm uploading something to the web, and I want good quality and size I'll render to an H.264.
Usually looks great and has small file sizes. Render a lossless codec like animation and then open media encoder and find a H.264 preset.
Johnny Cuevas, Editor
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---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.
I second the guys before me- Encoder is the way to go. You can use the f4v, flv or H264 presets. Use variable bit rate and 2 pass. In the end you should be able to get a decent size file. Be aware that sometimes Encoder does not refresh in showing you the estimated final size, so your compressed file may turn out to be smaller that estimated.