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Old October 25th, 2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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FCP: Compression of ProRes file for Web short movie contest due 11/1st

Hi there,

I am about to participate on this 'Michael Bay' Sprint's contest which asks for an 'Epic' 30 seconds movie.

I've done mine already with my 7D set to 1080p24p (16:9). The problem is that I need to make a file smaller than 20mb in order to being able to upload it to their Youtube site. Last nigh I tried all of the Compressor template settings I can imagine and I wasn't able to make a HD file lower than 20 mb. I can make a 7mb file with one of the settings, but it looks awful. I believe it is 320x240. Just looks really bad.

That 20 megabytes limit is a true pain. But there is nothing I can do about, which is a weird because most movies already uploaded look really HD nice even tough other people complain about the 20mb limit.

At any rate, any recommendation on how to compress my movie with the highest quality to make a 30 seconds ProRes onto a 20mb or less file?

Very much appreciate your input and advice!!

Kind Regards ^_^
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Old October 25th, 2010, 12:57 PM   #2
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Use the preset in the Quicktime section of Compressor's Apple Presets. CLick the icon that makes a new one from an existing one and change the video resolution to 1280x720 and around 1600 data rate. Use multi-pass.

Take the default for Audio

In the filters section, you may want to add a Gamma filter and tweak it if you feel the result is too dark or washed out.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #3
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Thanks Les

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Use the preset in the Quicktime section of Compressor's Apple Presets. CLick the icon that makes a new one from an existing one and change the video resolution to 1280x720 and around 1600 data rate. Use multi-pass.

Take the default for Audio

In the filters section, you may want to add a Gamma filter and tweak it if you feel the result is too dark or washed out.

Les,

Thanks very much for this tip. I will try it out when I get home tonight.

And thanks much for the screenshot!!

Best Regards :)
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Old October 26th, 2010, 10:51 PM   #4
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Hey Thanks!

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Use the preset in the Quicktime section of Compressor's Apple Presets. CLick the icon that makes a new one from an existing one and change the video resolution to 1280x720 and around 1600 data rate. Use multi-pass.

Take the default for Audio

In the filters section, you may want to add a Gamma filter and tweak it if you feel the result is too dark or washed out.


Just to confirm with you and let you know that that did the trick.

Thanks very much Les!
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