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Thread: Please help with the size of the video file??

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    Exclamation Please help with the size of the video file??



    Greetings to all ..

    I have worked on it a video editing program sony vegas pro 8
    Size after editing 5.91 GB
    Dvd pal format
    And duration of two and a quarter

    I want to be less in size, but the same format
    Burn to a CD-dvd



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    Assuming you want to burn it to a DVD (not a CD) and assuming you've created an MPEG-2 file, 5.91GB for a 2.25 hour video is perfectly normal.
    And it will fit on a DUAL LAYER DVD.

    Alternatively, if you want to get it on a 4.7GB Single Layer DVD, you'll need to play around with the settings for the MPEG encoding. Start off by reducing the average bit rate (assuming VBR). It's all a compromise between quality & size.
    Tim

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    Try burning a DVD RW ( I use a rewritable for testing!) with a Constant Bitrate of 4.096 mb/sec. This'll consume the best part of 4.6gb of a DVD, leaving some 300mbs for graphics - people always forgetting graphics! This ALSO assumes that your audio is combined as part of the video, and not AC-3?

    The alternative is to experiment with an Average Bitrate of 4.1 mb/sec with a minimum setting of 2.5 and a maximum of 7.3. This'll consume 6.96 of a 4.7 DVD platter. It's a bit of a tight fit.

    So, as you can see, the other part of the Quality<>Size balance is the option to use CBR and VBR. If you have a lot of visual noise then forcing a higher bit for the sections which ARE noisy maybe necessary. But if you have not so noisy visuals, then you can most probably go for a lower bitrate and have most DVD players not fidget and get their underwear knotted-up!

    See if you get any blips with these 2 alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grazie View Post
    Try burning a DVD RW ( I use a rewritable for testing!) with a Constant Bitrate of 4.096 mb/sec. This'll consume the best part of 4.6gb of a DVD, leaving some 300mbs for graphics - people always forgetting graphics! This ALSO assumes that your audio is combined as part of the video, and not AC-3?

    The alternative is to experiment with an Average Bitrate of 4.1 mb/sec with a minimum setting of 2.5 and a maximum of 7.3. This'll consume 6.96 of a 4.7 DVD platter. It's a bit of a tight fit.

    So, as you can see, the other part of the Quality<>Size balance is the option to use CBR and VBR. If you have a lot of visual noise then forcing a higher bit for the sections which ARE noisy maybe necessary. But if you have not so noisy visuals, then you can most probably go for a lower bitrate and have most DVD players not fidget and get their underwear knotted-up!

    See if you get any blips with these 2 alternatives.


    Thank you
    Possible to show me pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by hani View Post

    Possible to show me pictures
    On which part exactly? What is your question and what don't you understand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grazie View Post

    The alternative is to experiment with an Average Bitrate of 4.1 mb/sec with a minimum setting of 2.5 and a maximum of 7.3. This'll consume 6.96 of a 4.7 DVD platter. It's a bit of a tight fit.

    So, as you can see, the other part of the Quality<>Size balance is the option to use CBR and VBR. If you have a lot of visual noise then forcing a higher bit for the sections which ARE noisy maybe necessary. But if you have not so noisy visuals, then you can most probably go for a lower bitrate and have most DVD players not fidget and get their underwear knotted-up!

    .

    This part
    I did not understand because I am a novice in sony vegas pro
    I want you to explain to me the best pictures

    Thank you dear


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    Precisley which part of my description, you copied back at me, don't you understand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grazie View Post
    Precisley which part of my description, you copied back at me, don't you understand?

    yes
    I want more images illustration

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    Hah! My mistake!!! - I should have said: "This'll consume approximately 4.6 of a 4.7 DVD platter. " Fool . . . . .

    HTH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hani View Post
    yes
    I want more images illustration
    - Of what? Which part?

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