Very cool fourms I must say! Lots of good stuff here, I can see this will be yet another forum I will spend my time at feeding my curiosities.
OK so heres the deal. I as well as another friend are making a video and we are well not new to it, however now we are trying to up the quality of our next vid. It's obvious that the cleaner the end product is the larger the file size and some of these sizes while testing different codecs are enormus to say the least. This is exactly what we need help with. Let me list a few details so you know how we are going about creating this vid and mabey that will help you out.
Footage: PC Game (FPS)
Capture Software: Fraps
Editing Software: VDub
Post Production: Sony Vegas 6
The process goes as follows; first while we are playing we are caputuring with fraps simultaneously which in turn leaves us with a .bmp file, image the size its crazy. Then to edit and trim the fat and compress we pull the clips into VDub and apply the Indeo 5.1 codec. However this is where we are stuck, post production. First we dont know what would be best as far as project setup settings in Vegas and furthermore the best settings to use when outputting/rendering the video at the end. The problem is how do we keep the clarity of the footage however applying just a tad more compression to help the overall size of the finished piece?
Alright plz plz plz help it would really be much appreciated and from some of the stuff I have read from other members, there are more than enough ppl that know there stuff.