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Old August 24th, 2009, 08:43 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

I'm looking to create stock video backgrounds in After Effects and sell them on DVDs. I was wondering whether anyone could give me some advice on the best format for wide use. I was thinking High-quality Quicktime files, would anyone disagree?

Also, and this is on the basis I go with QT, I've rendered out a few of my backgrounds (in QT based on Lossless), and they've been about 60mb (for 15-30sec clip) which has seemed fine. However, the colour seems a little washed out. I discovered if I rendered out with the animation codec it restored the brilliant colours and deepest blacks, which is obviously what I want. However, the file size spirals to over 600mb. Given that I want to create a DVD with approx 30-40 clips on, this is unusable. Again, could anyone assist in this matter? I know it essentially boils down to the age-old questions of quality vs size and for that I apologise!

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Old August 25th, 2009, 11:50 AM   #2
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Have you considered trying to lossless DATA compress them (ie. ZIP the final Animation compressed files)?
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Old August 26th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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Maybe take a look at some of the stock video websites that offer that sort of footage, like Pond5 or istockvideo, and see what format they're selling their stuff on.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #4
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Just speaking personally I'd rather have an avi than a quicktime, though I know from selling sounds it's good to offer as many formats as you possibly can.
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