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Orion Satori
I think my avi file is way too large.
on Oct 28, 2014 at 6:30:37 pm

Rendering via AE. I'm taking about 3 minutes worth of h264 files with very little done to them (camera shake) and no audio, and the file is 36 gigs. I know avi's are supposed to be big, but THAT big? I've googled around and it looks like that size is way too large. Am I doing something wrong?


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Brian Charles
Re: I think my avi file is way too large.
on Oct 28, 2014 at 7:59:21 pm

This may be your answer:

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/684381



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Orion Satori
Re: I think my avi file is way too large.
on Oct 29, 2014 at 8:01:11 am

Thanks, but that doesn't really tell me anything about how large my avi file should be.


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John Cuevas
Re: I think my avi file is way too large.
on Oct 29, 2014 at 12:40:58 pm

Really, 36 gigs for 3 minutes of uncompressed AVI isn't out of the ordinary. Just for fun, I did a 3 minute test on locked down interview shot and it came out to 26 gigs. If you have lots of movement, 36 gigs, doesn't seem unreasonable.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

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EricBowen
Re: I think my avi file is way too large.
on Oct 29, 2014 at 5:02:42 pm
Last Edited By EricBowen on Oct 29, 2014 at 5:03:04 pm

60 minutes of 1080P 30 frame media is around 500GB to 550Gb or so. So 3 minutes of 1080 30 frame is easily over 32GB.

Eric-ADK
Tech Manager
support@adkvideoediting.com


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Orion Satori
Re: I think my avi file is way too large.
on Oct 29, 2014 at 5:21:08 pm

Ok, thanks guys. I did some more reading and found an alternative. I'm just going to render to PNG's and either load them as is or put them in an avi container.


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Andrew Drachman
Re: I think my avi file is way too large.
on Nov 8, 2016 at 8:43:08 am
Last Edited By Andrew Drachman on Nov 8, 2016 at 8:45:33 am

I'm running in to the same issue two years later. A client says they need an hour long project also as an AVI...I'm expecting it will render out to over 1 TB. Why are people using AVI over mp4?


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