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Old September 13th, 2005, 12:38 AM   #1
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compressing my final cut

The master file of my final film is 9.5 gb and I would like to back it up on a dvd. I have a dual layer burner, but this only allows about 8.5 gb. Can I use a compression program to fit it on a disc? Will that increase the risk of the disc becoming unreadable? If I use a compression program is there any point using a dual layer disc, or might I just as well compress it down to a single layer disc size? Can anyone recommend what compression program would be best to use?

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Old September 13th, 2005, 05:24 AM   #2
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Why not simply render your master file into two (or more) sections and put it
on multiple discs (make backups as well, of course)?
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Old September 13th, 2005, 07:26 AM   #3
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You can use a compression program like winRAR or winZip to break the movie up into 3 parts, to fit onto 3 DVDs. There might be some open-source equivalents.

You might even be able to compress it onto one dual-layer DVD.

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Will that increase the risk of the disc becoming unreadable?
If you get an error, it'll screw up the entire file instead of just a little bit of that file.

What I don't like about DVDs is that you can easily scratch them up, and then they can't be read. I have these paper sleeves that are supposed to protect optical discs... but they don't (don't get me started about the irony of this).
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Old September 13th, 2005, 12:19 PM   #4
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Thanks, I'll keep the file in one piece - and compress it to fit onto a DVD.

I'm just wondering whether, considering I will be in the business of compressing, there's any point bothering to use a dual layer DVD.

Don't mind springing an extra few quid for a dual layer DVD, actually I bought 3 yesterday for this purpose, it's just.. if it makes no difference I would probably use single layers because they're more widely used and understood and I guess less likely to go wrong on me.

Once I'm compressing, is it all the same to compress to 50% the size and stick it on a single layer?
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Old September 13th, 2005, 04:45 PM   #5
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With DV you might get 85-100% the file size after compression (100% = no compression at all).

2- Some of the cheaper DVD-R media will degrade in just a few years. The consensus seems to be that 4X Taiyo Yuden DVD-Rs are the best (but not the fake ones).
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Old November 28th, 2005, 07:10 PM   #6
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Need Help With This Huge .avi File

Ok guys, I too need help here PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!.

I captured, edited, and rendered as an .avi file and we all know that rendering as .avi file means you will have one big GB file. I actually have 36GB or something like that for a 2h:30m video.

Is there a way I can BURN this huge file into one DVD disk?

I know I need to compress first and I have been researching a codec (I hope I am searching the right software) which I can use to compress this .avi video file.

http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0....=16&search.y=9


Please, if someone can help put me through the NORMAL procedure on how to get this thing done, I would be highly greatful.
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