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  • File Too Large To Open in Vegas

    Posted by Jeff Yarbrough on December 15, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Shot a concert a few weeks ago, and my BMPCC 6k for the wide shot was running the whole time. This has created a file that is 582 gigs and all the other footage will open, and I have it all in the time line. My C drive only has 237 gigs of free space….is this the problem? I am pulling all the footage off of an external 2 terabyte drive.

    I also tried starting a new SVP to just open this piece of footage but when I select it to import footage, it just spins..spun all night long….lol.
    Advice is appreciated.

    Muhammad Usman replied 1 month, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Hector Vera

    December 18, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    Sheesh! 582GB?!! Thats more than a couple of my hard drives. So yeah if its at 6K quality, that is why it consumes that much storage. Not sure how long you recorded these footages but I would assume its several hours long right? My advice in this situation is maybe try using OBS to screencap the main video itself. If you wish to take only certain portions of it, record that portion on OBS and save that portion on your computer so you can use it for editing. Be aware the quality may lower from 6K to whatever is the best quality format for OBS.

    For OBS format settings: Go to Settings -> Output and then check the recording box and set it to what you need.

    And you can go to settings -> Video to set the resolution of the video you wish to record.

    That would be my advice because to be honest, converting and compressing that video to make it smaller in size may still take a very long time. And the OBS method takes a lot less time depending on how much video footage you wish to record. Hope it helps! 🙂

  • Muhammad Usman

    January 11, 2024 at 3:03 pm

    Hello Jeff,

    The problem might be because the file size is huge, like a whopping 582 gigs. VEGAS will also need huge space to run and preview that footage inside the software. Your computer’s C drive, where it stores stuff, only has 237 gigs of free space left. So, the lack of space on the C drive could be the reason it can’t open the file.

    In my opinion, compressing the footage with any compression tools or cutting the entire footage into smaller videos and then opening them in Vegas one by one would be appropriate.

    Hope this can help.

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