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#1 bayondai

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 07:29 AM

I have created a short video from my experience in Grand Cayman from February 2006. This video requires a decent Internet connection, preferably a cable modem or something equivalent in speed. Here is a link to the video: http://www.bayondaid...CaymanHome.html
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 02:42 PM

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Which codec are you using?

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 03:39 PM

I am not sure on the windows media player, but the quicktime is a H.264. You can only see it if you have Quicktime 7 or just the audio shows up.
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 03:40 PM

Had no problem downloading it. Very nice opening and switching back and forth with the credits.
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 03:43 PM

Thanks. I am still trying to make the file size smaller without it looking terrible. The WMV file is around 20mb and the quicktime is around 40mb. I would like it to be under 10. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 05:51 PM

No probs, just wanted to know what codec you were using since you were not shooting HD. Try using MP4 or Sorenson. A bit more lossy but you will find that the file size will shrink considerably. Another good codec with QT is On2. With your length, 15MB should be the target.
The H264 is big file codec and really only should be used if you want to showcase HD stuff since the other codecs can handle DV at smaller bit rates quite easily without a marked drop in quality.

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 06:47 PM

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 07:56 PM

Cool. I'll try the On2 codec and post the results here.
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 09:16 PM

Wow... I just used that codec and made the video size smaller, video and audio quality less, but the file size went up to 77mb! What am I doing wrong?

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 11:35 PM

What program are you using to compress?

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 06:31 AM

I opened the old movie in quicktime pro and exported it right out from there.

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 06:32 AM

I have after effects and final cut if you think it would compress better from one of those programs.
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 12:52 PM

If you have FCP then use compressor. Much easier control of parameters.

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 04:29 PM

Here it is using the On2 codec. It is now 13 mb. I have a real fast connection, so it is hard to tell if it is streaming.
http://www.bayondaid...ndCaymanOn2.mov
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