Hey guys, first post
I'm starting a let's play and I want to find out the best way to store my files without buying new harddrive space. I'm recording with dxtory and using the lagarith lossless codec. The files are way to big (70gb per hour) to store in large chunks before editing (10-20 hours), so I've used the Handbrake to compress to mp4 with good results, both in size and quality. What I wanted to know is, if it's possible to edit these mp4 files with a prgram like sony vegas or preimere pro without further diminishing the quality before the opload to youtube. If I Export from mp4 to mp4 in premiere will it just use the files as they are, or will it compress again?
Ps. I know that youtube compression sucks, but I can clearly see the difference between a good video capture and a bad one in the let's plays i watch.