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Movies

by jj300 / January 7, 2006 4:56 AM PST

I made two fairly short movies. One about 8 minutes and the other about 14minutes. Problem is they are still very large. One is around 150mb and the other is over 200mb. How can I make them smaller? which player and format would be easiest for people to use to watch the movies? where can I upload them online to give people access to them?

Thanks a lot.

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Let's try a little math.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2006 5:44 AM PST
In reply to: Movies

Let's take your average DVD made with Ulead or Roxio software that has 60 minutes length and occupies a 4.7 GigaByte (GB) DVD.

You have 22 minutes of content. Who did better?

Ulead/Roxio came in at 1.72 GB and your at .350 GB.

You won!!!

Bob

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Movies
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / January 7, 2006 8:50 AM PST
In reply to: Movies

Movies taken with a digital camera are already compressed.

The best solution is to burn it to a CD and use the United States Post Office to deliver the movie.

When you take movies, you can select lower values:

Use 320x240 instead of 640x480.
Use 15fps (frames per second) instead of 30fps.

Even then, they will be pretty large for posting on the web. No one wants to receive an email with a 50meg or more attachment.

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Format
by jj300 / January 7, 2006 9:04 AM PST
In reply to: Movies

I did select 15fps and 320 by 240. I was thinking of maybe compressing it more in winzip or winRAR and putting the file online somehow.

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Let us know what solution you come up with.
by Kiddpeat / January 7, 2006 9:08 AM PST
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You DID know that this forum is for STILL cameras I presume.

Wink

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Format
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / January 7, 2006 11:18 PM PST
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I have been told that a file that is compressed can not be compressed further.

You can give it a try.

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Compress
by jj300 / January 8, 2006 5:55 AM PST
In reply to: Format

Well it let me compress again but I only lost about 5mb on each file. I tried using both winzip and winRAR. The only solution I have left is google video service. No size limit but it needs to get approved first

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Compression
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / January 8, 2006 9:52 AM PST
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Each time you compress, the compression is less effective.
If you did it again you would have a zip file inside a zip file. It can probably be done, but you would gain little by doing it.

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Are you trying to make it available for downloading?
by Kiddpeat / January 8, 2006 11:32 AM PST
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That's all that can be done with a zipped file.

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