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  • Elizabeth Collins

    June 5, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    I have just edited a video for a band that wants to put it on their myspace page. I haven’t done a lot of video for the web stuff. What type of file would you suggest I export to? How big can the file be, without losing quality?


    Elizabeth Collins

  • Captain Mench

    June 5, 2006 at 5:10 pm

    My stock answer is to use the h.264 compression… looks great and is less filling.

    HOWEVER — people need (NEED) quicktime 7 to be able to see it.

    File – Export – Quicktime Conversion.

    When the dialog box opens change DEFAULT or RECENT SETTINGS to BROADBAND HIGH. Then click on the options box and click SIZE if you need to resize it to 16:9 or a smaller 4:3.

    This will be 3 to 3.5 megs per minute. And I’m telling you… it will look great!

    Oh — it does take longer to compress than any other codec… so wait for it.

    Good luck,


  • Elizabeth Collins

    June 5, 2006 at 7:27 pm

    Thanks!! I am concerned though because not everyone has QT7 and I believe it costs to download right??

  • Elizabeth Collins

    June 5, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    Nevermind my other post, I see you can download it for free.

  • David Battistella

    June 5, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    Think about Flip4Mac which allows you to use compressor to encode WMV files. The most amount of people will be able to see it that way.


  • Enzo Tedeschi

    June 5, 2006 at 10:41 pm

    A freebie method with higher compatibility would be to use an older codec like Sorenson 3 – it’s a bigger file, but users on QT5 will be able to view it without the having to download the QT7/iTunes package.

    Enzo Tedeschi
    Sydney, Australia

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