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Old October 19th, 2005, 09:06 PM   #1
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What's the best compression?

I've just finished a 3 minute video and I want to be able to post it for streaming download. What's the best way to go about doing that? I have FCP 5 and Compressor. I'm just not sure what compression settings to use.

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Old October 20th, 2005, 10:51 AM   #2
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for web, i export using quicktime component, and export to the following settings:

- mpeg4, best quality, limit to 1000kbps
- aac audio, 48khz, 128kbps (you can go lower if audio is not important)

you can compress a good 4 minutes into 24 megs. h264 will give you better compression but i am waiting on that until the majority of web surfers have quicktime 7.

hope this helps.
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Old October 20th, 2005, 03:39 PM   #3
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It does help. Thank you.
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Old October 20th, 2005, 05:20 PM   #4
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Best Compression for 100 minutes on DVD...

Sorry... I meant to start this as a new thread, not put it here.


"Wondering if anyone can give me some advice on the best compression for a 100 minute video that was shot on miniDV to put on DVD. I am exporting the edited sequence from FCP 5.0 and I will be using DVD Studio Pro.
What is considered better for this, using Compressor or Quicktime?
And then what would be the best settings.

Thanks in advance for any help..."
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Old October 21st, 2005, 10:03 AM   #5
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Jay,
My experience, though limited, is to export using compressor. As for settings? I would start with Best Quality DVD and go from there.

Good Luck
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