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Nazreen Mohamad
Producing a video
on Dec 27, 2010 at 6:51:31 am

Hello. I'm new to AE. I have just finished editing a video. Now I want to produce it, do i click on "make movie" ?
I've tried several options and it seems that it can produce into a MASSIVE avi. how do i shrink it without losing quality ? i want to produce in mp4, so that it's small in size but good in quality.

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Michael Szalapski
Re: Producing a video
on Dec 27, 2010 at 2:57:49 pm

You want to add your video to the render queue. This page [link] should provide some useful info.

Also, these links:
FAQ: Why is my output file huge, and why doesn't it play back smoothly in a...
and FAQ: What is the best format for rendering and exporting from After Effects...

As you're new to AE, I would highly recommend you start here:
It is a free set of resources specifically intended to get the beginner in After Effects up to speed on the basics. You will avoid much frustration if you go through all the resources there before you try to do anything else.

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