All of my movie files are in AVI format and whenever I convert them to MOV in order to edit on Premiere my file will be up to 2 GB in size even though the original size is 700 MB. My problem is that whenever that happens, it hurts the available space of my laptop and it sometimes discourages me to edit on Premiere. I hope to find an answer that when I'll convert to MOV (or any other format that is compatible with Premiere), the file size should not exceed 700 MB or so and still has the same quality as the original. Here are the settings that I normally use: (When exporting to a QuickTime Movie) Video Settings: Compression Type - H.264 Motion Frame Rate - Current fps Motion Key Frames - Every 24 frames Frame Reordering checked Data Rate - Automatic Compressor Quality - High Compressor Encoding - Best Quality (Multi-pass) Sound: No sound (unchecked) (The file will be 5 GB when I add sound) Frame Size: 540 x 304 (16:9) Interlaced Scaling checked Field Dominance: Upper Field First I'd like to change any of these if necessary to have a best quality 700 MB (or so) movie file. Are there any formats that I could use other than MOV that will not eat up my available space? If so, what are they? I'm not really familiar with the formats. I'm only familiar with MOV and AVI in terms of converting. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. If you can point out what I'm doing wrong, please explain and I'd be thankful as long as you can teach me how to make it right.