fishy wrote:cool vid - how do you compress your videos for use on the net or sending to somebody else, i have done some fairly good videos and re-orientated them and put some sound tracks on them. but the problem is they end up such huge files i cant really send them anywhere and they also seem to need the previously edited versions to work ie i cant delete them??. i'm using quicktime pro, maybe i should be using something else??
you seem to know what your on, any advice would help, cheers
There is a really good article on this compression & uploading to the web here: http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/yo ... _gary.html
I use Final Cut Pro for editing & do all of my compression either through Compressor or Quicktime Pro. I found that the best codec to use for best quality & file size is the H.264 out of Quicktime. I've got a 17mb version of 'The Lyall Sessions' on my site that is 640x360 & I'm pretty happy with that quality. The only issue I find with using H.264 is that not all of your target audience will be able to play it because they don't have Quicktime 7 of later. But this seems to be changing with people using itunes.
I also use Flash Video on my site as this is what YouTube & others use as their compressor. Pretty much all of my target audience will be able to play my movies compressed with flash, although not as nice as H.264, as least everyone can view them.
When uploading to other places like YouTube kiteforumtv etc I use Quicktime Photo-JPEG compression. Although the file size is a heap larger then H.264 it seems to give the best results once those sites compress your moive again.
Hope this helps
Now enough of the tech stuff - Back to the kiting