I am trying to cut 21.4 GB worth of 1080p, 30 fps .mov's into smaller clips in order to send them to an editor. The footage was filmed on a Canon 7D camera. I used Sony Vegas to trim over half of the footage out. In the properties of the video, I am setting the project properties to (1280 x 720, 29.970 fps). I am attempting to render just the first 3rd of this footage as an uncompressed .mov and it comes out to 26 GB.
Is there a way for me to just trim the undesired portions of my footage without turning it into a giant file? If I had a reel of film and cut half of it, the final reel would be half the size. I want to recreate this with Sony Vegas, and I am even trying to reduce the resolution from 1080 to 720.
I need to keep it in HD so the editor can apply greenscreen backgrounds, but the goal is to send much less than 21.4 GB.