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Littlemonkey
04-12-2014, 01:01 AM
Hello again
I was wondering if anyone knew how to reduce the file size of a video without reducing the quality. I have a file that's about 6.5GB ad I need it under 500MB. Any ideas?
Thanks

Anonymous Filmmaker
04-12-2014, 03:56 AM
What codec? If you aren't using it, switch to h.264.

UniqueAmI
04-12-2014, 06:31 AM
If you have COMPRESSOR, that's how you do it. Depending on your computer it can take a while.

There are many different choices in COMPRESSOR, just be sure to pick the correct one. I forget what it's called, but there's a section where it will tell you the size the compressed file will become.

filmmaker6563
04-12-2014, 02:30 PM
You're going to sacrifice audio or image quality somehow when shrinking such a large file size to a smaller one. I recommend you download a low-cost compression program and play around with file sizes and compression levels until you come out with something you are happy with.

Klay M Abele
04-13-2014, 06:51 AM
What editing software are you using? Whats the video length?

Littlemonkey
04-13-2014, 07:33 AM
Klay M Abele: I'm using Blender but now I can't seem to get it to render my video - I suspect it's something to do with the sound but I'm not sure what the problem is.
Does anyone have any experience with Blender? If not I'll go to Blender Artists forum but I guess that more people here will have experience rendering and editing videos and sound in Blender.

Anonymous Filmmaker
04-13-2014, 07:46 AM
Klay M Abele: I'm using Blender but now I can't seem to get it to render my video - I suspect it's something to do with the sound but I'm not sure what the problem is.
Does anyone have any experience with Blender? If not I'll go to Blender Artists forum but I guess that more people here will have experience rendering and editing videos and sound in Blender.
I've done a bit, but I'm by no means a Blender expert. What are your render settings?

Littlemonkey
04-13-2014, 08:01 AM
I'll have to check.
Off the top of my head I think that some of them were
1022x1080 - or something like that 100%
Quicktime at 100% quality
LLC/LCC audio or something like that.

I'll screenshot them when I get the chance.

Littlemonkey
04-13-2014, 08:22 AM
OK here is the screenshot
1439

Littlemonkey
04-13-2014, 08:23 AM
Oh and here are the music settings - anything else?

1440

Anonymous Filmmaker
04-13-2014, 10:09 AM
Hmmm, could something be weird with the location you are saving it too? That didn't look normal in the screenshot.

Littlemonkey
04-13-2014, 10:19 AM
When I render it, it says that it can't do something with a temporary audio file and then it says it can't render quicktime movie.

Anonymous Filmmaker
04-13-2014, 10:22 AM
Try updating quicktime. Also, is the audiofile directly saved on to the computer? Normally, "temporary audio file" would be like if you took audio off a USB and then removed the USB and tried to render.

Littlemonkey
04-13-2014, 10:34 AM
Yep it's saved I'll try updating it. Thanks for your help

Anonymous Filmmaker
04-13-2014, 10:59 AM
No problem, let me know if it works out!

MakefilmsOrDie
04-14-2014, 11:29 AM
Going to be tough dealing with loss compressing a file that size to under a gig if at all...