Hi everyone, real newbie here. I handle the video for my church. Actually, I am the A/V guy who doesnt know a thing about the V part. I am an audio guy. I am techincally inclined, I handle our website etc. We purchased a Canon XHa1 video camera and the thing rocks. I shoot in HD ad 1920 x 1080 . A 45 minute message downloads from the camera to a file about 8.3 GB. We use vimeo to upload our videos too. I have a file size limitation of 1GB per file. Currently, I use MEP14+ as my editing software. Once edited and I put the graphics in, the dvd's look great. So do the mpg's, but they are about 1.8GB.
So, I am on a mission to find out a few things.
1 - I am learning that encoders are key. Trying to figure out how a movie studio can put 2 or 3 versions of a 90 minute movie on a dvd, plus extra stuff and I can barely get 2 45 minute messages on a dvd. I have been told that high quality econders are the key. They do great quality whil reducing the file size.
2 - What encoders work well? We are a small church and I cant spend thousands on software. One thing I have done is taken a dvd, then re-encoded those files as an mpg. That got to just under 1gb. But the quality is not as good as I would like. The graphics are a little iffy on that one.
any help would be great.