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    Default Vegas rendering?

    I recorded a film the other night and it's like 3.2gig! I have it in Vegas and I want to shrink it to about 700MB and still keep the quality, what settings do I need to use? I think it's DivX format isn;t it?

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    There is a direct relationship between quality and size. If you want it to be much smaller it will always look much worse.

    It doesnt matter if it is divx, QT, wmv or rm. All these are the most efficient (space v quality) codecs.

    To get vastly smaller files with no loss of quality we will need compression algorithms that are much more clevererer, and thay aint around (yet)

    The answer for now is to get more hard drives / bigger sd cards ect.

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    I know you can retain quality of a DVD and have it as small as 700MB, I will go have a look somewhere.

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    Mark's right. Perfection comes at a price, but you can get near-lossless (i.e. virtually perfect) using the high quality settings on some codecs.

    I've never done this myself, but I know that a 40 minutes of DVD-quality video and audio can be squashed to 350MB without loss of quality (or not noticeable loss) so you could get a film to around a Gig, or possibly lower depending on length and the amount of compression you select.

    I'll have a look into Vegas output setting, or you might be best with another piece of specialist compression software. Having never done this myself I can't point you to any programmes in particular, but I'd recommend the DivX or XVid codecs (virtually identical but XVid seems better for this sort of thing.)

    Hope this helps
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    I'm trying Auto GK at the moment, got about another 40% to go. I know you can get a DVD down to 700MB with it still being very good quality, maybe analogue TV quality or better, just not sure what is used to do it.

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    So it's taken like 5 hours to do but it's done! 700MB with minimal picture loss

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    Glad it worked. There's a point at which humans cannot detect a loss of quality, so some compression is actually very beneficial.

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    Could you explain in more detail how you rendered your project I'm very interested.

    I've got five 10m vids to render. and I cant get any of them under 250mo

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    Take a look at http://www.autogk.me.uk/

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    Well when you see the amount of times its been downloaded this must be quality, and with your input its a must try, so will do.

    One last question though .
    What do you render you project as before running Auto GK.?

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