How to check file size of iMovie project?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by vicki4, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. vicki4 macrumors newbie

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    Is there a quick way to check the size of your project FROM iMOVIE? I have to go to finder each time, find the file, click the gear at the top...etc. Takes forever - there MUST be a better way, right? I just can't seem to find it.

    Thanks so much!

    Also, if anyone has an easy suggestion on how to reduce the file size (from 340MB to under 300MB), I'd love to hear it (other than cutting). I'm trying to upload my vid to my blog (100MB limit) through photobucket (300MB limit). The vid was 14 min 404MB, so I've split it, but one of the halves is still 340 and photobucket won't take it. I changed from widescreen to standard & it didn't help enough. I don't want to cut it any more than I have!
     
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    As far as checking the project size, you can keep the finder open in the background, use apple+tab to switch between them, then use the apple+i with the project highlighted to quickly open the 'get info' page.

    As for smaller size for uploading, use the export to Quicktime button, then expert settings, and choose h.264 with an mp4 extension, and try different output ratios...1280x768, 640x376, and so on...there are other settings as well that will let you keep a better quality with a lower file size.
     
  3. vicki4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much! I just found out today where that "apple" key is. On my macbook it does not show an apple on it, it just has that doodle thingy with 4 circley loops. So when I kept reading you hit "apple+this and apple+that", I had no idea what key they were talking about. Then I saw someone's mac today (5 yrs old) and...there it was, right on that key w/ the loops - that says, "command" on mine! There is no apple icon on any of my keyboard keys tho...

    But you've given me 2 ways to check the file size. I just got home and will try it tomorrow, but wanted to get back right away to thank you! I really appreciate your help - and I'll try the exporting methods you mentioned too.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    Glad I could help, and yep, I forget to put it as command+<key> instead of apple+<key>....

    Let me know if you need any further assistance with the export.
     
  5. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    I do this all the time when I'm telling newer Mac folks how to do certain things. I forget that there is no longer an apple icon on the command key. Guess I'm just old school.
     

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