Compressing Video

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by thechris69, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. thechris69 macrumors 6502

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    I want to post my amazing news broadcast project on YouTube, however its 3.5 gb, and i want to compress it down... its a .dv file, how would i go about doing this?
     
  2. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    I've not done it, but I'd be surprised if you couldn't open it in iMovie and save it as another format, and/or use Handbrake to make it smaller.
     
  3. thechris69 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    doesnt handbrake only convert dvd files? i dont believe it compresses .dv files. or am i wrong?
     
  4. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, my mistake. I hadn't used it in ages and I had it mixed with an application I can't remember.
     
  5. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    If you have a Pro version of Quicktime, you can export it to just about any format, and specify a size for it. It's only $20, and it's really worth it.
     
  6. thechris69 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its alright... so anyone know a quick way to compress a .dv file?
     
  7. SpaceJello macrumors 6502

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    Don't know if this would help, check out visualhub, it compresses and converts to a lot of different formats, and best of all you can control a lot of settings in cluding the resolution of the final output, speed etc.
     
  8. tehybrid macrumors member

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    i would say use ffmpegx but you also should be able to put the dv into iMovie and compress with iMovie, deffiantly the cheapest way
     
  9. hanaku macrumors newbie

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    A lot of software could do this, but most of them need purchase
    As I know, such as: CuCu, Imtoo, Qd
    You can search it from google
     
  10. weaverra macrumors regular

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  11. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    export from whatever program you edited/captured the project from...
     
  12. stealthninja macrumors member

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    I personally use VisualHub to convert video but you can use iSquint which is free. both are avaliable from www.techspansion.com
     

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