I've recently become aware that some video professionals I know are somehow using Adobe Premiere in conjunction with Windows Media Encoder 9 to create very high quality Avi files that appear almost as good as the original uncompressed Avi files. However they are way way smaller in size (similar to a Wmv file), and are small enough for internet distribution. I've asked for details but they tell me it is proprietary information and they only gave me a few hints. I was hoping that some of you advanced video editors may have stumbled on, or can figure out this technique.
Here is an example of some of the video that was output using this method:
Note that this is a 15.4 Mb size file; however since this is a fairly long clip the original uncompressed would have to be hundreds of Megabytes in size.
Does anyone have any ideas here? :