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Nathan GoodfellowHow do I know (or estimate) what my output file size will be?
by on Sep 14, 2009 at 7:45:03 pm

I've been looking all over the settings for the adobe render que that will tell me what my estimated file size for my render will be . i have to keep it under a certain size for email.


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Dave LaRondeRe: How do I know (or estimate) what my output file size will be?
by on Sep 14, 2009 at 8:06:16 pm

Do yourself a favor: make a high-quality file in AE, and use SOMETHING ELSE to compress it for email. That way, if you screw it up the first time, you don't have to re-render -- you just re-compress. And that's a lot easier.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Nathan GoodfellowRe: How do I know (or estimate) what my output file size will be?
by on Sep 14, 2009 at 8:40:59 pm

Good idea, can you recomend a good video compression program? Open source?


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Dave LaRondeRe: How do I know (or estimate) what my output file size will be?
by on Sep 14, 2009 at 9:42:31 pm

Adobe Media Encoder -- I think that's shat they call it --comes with Creative Suite applications.
Apple Compressor -- comes bundled with Final Cut Pro.
MPEG Streamclip -- freebie.
Quicktime Pro -- who knows, you may already have it.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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scott novasicRe: How do I know (or estimate) what my output file size will be?
by on Sep 14, 2009 at 9:28:38 pm

when rendering you can twirl down the render info box to reveal time and size estimates. They are imperfect but at least its something. Also, when you render you can have multiple output modules PER render. You can stagger your compression and output, say, 4 different movies with multiple compression settings from high to low. The render hit is minimal. Its one of AE's little gems, as far as a feature go's.

I also like using quicktime pro for compression as well... or you can spend big bucks and get one of the dedicated compression apps...

good luck

SuperNova
Animation & Visual Effects
Scott Novasic
Los Angeles Ca
web:http://web.mac.com/finaleffects


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