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Old April 17th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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8 mins of footage = 90MB??

Another remedial question...I'm producing short videos for an online show, and they're about 6-8minutes once completed.

The actual PP file size is about 17GB with all of the raw clips (I shoot in HD 1920 x1080 res).

When I get ready to render, the files are about 14,000 frames. I am NOT rendering BEFORE I export...I simply export using H264 codec in 720 x 405 size because that's what the client requires.

The finished files are about 90MB...and take about 8 hours to render.

Is that about right? Is that normal?

I remove all of the unused footage from the project window;
I clear the media cache;
I write to one Scratch Disk which as another hard drive I have built into my Dell PC

I am concerned that when I edit the raw clips that perhaps I am not doing something right and therefore, the finished movie is bigger than it should be.
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Old April 17th, 2008, 06:27 PM   #2
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Yes, that's all within the realm of normality.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #3
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That's in the same range of what I got and one of the reasons why H.264 is such a great tool. Pretty amazing, isn't it?
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