I have recently been given the task of editing video recordings that we do of web demos. Seeing as prior to this I have never done any editing in my life, I just did what I could to get the video out. I was told by our IT tech that the video needs to be 150mb (keep in mind this is roughly an hour long presentation) max in order for people to download it and it not take forever. However, the sales people want a high quality video that looks the same as the live presentation. So now I am stuck.
I have tried making the video in various different ways, but I can't get it to come out without looking like crap. Actually, I can't even get Vegas to let me render the video in anything larger than 720x480. Anytime I do, I get the following error message "The custom template you selected is not valid with the current project settings. It has been filtered out of the template list". I can't figure out why. I have tried several different save options in .avi, .wmv and tried changing all the settings in each.
So I guess I basically have two questions.
1. Is it feasible to get a 1 hourish video in 1280x1024 resolution into a 150mb file?
2. Why the hell can't I get it to make anything larger than 720x480?
Thanks much for any help.