There are so many codec options in Vegas, I don't really know where to get started. We're creating a whiteboard animation, 80% black and white and 20% color. The video is approximately 30 minutes long and will be streamed from an Amazon S3 server. Size is very important, as we'll be driving a lot of web traffic and the server costs will be substantial. So we're trying to get the smallest file size possible, without losing audio or video quality. Also, the output has to work on both PC and macs without plugins and can't look interlaced. Any advice you can offer would be appreciated.
Basically, questions are:
1) What format should we export our video in?
2) I've heard of people rendering whiteboard animations to 15 FPS. Is that going to be noticeable? Or is that a decent way to reduce file size?
Thank you so much!