Problems Compressing.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Robert Grant, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Robert Grant macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2005
    North Wales
    Hi guys.

    I'm using Screenflick to record a 765x503px size of my screen. I want to keep the current size when I compress. These are my options for compression:


    If I choose None/Animation/JPEG/Photo/PNG or Apple Intermediate codec it compresses to a good quality but the a 12 second clip will still be about 224Mb large which is enormous. If I choose H.264 or Mpeg-4, the file sizes are still quite big and the quality is quite poor.

    Is there any way I can compress the files and still be able to keep good quality?
  2. MrLatte23 macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2007
    Quality vs. Size...

    ...that's the big compression conundrum.

    The size (765 x 503) already lends itself to large file sizes and H.264 is probably your best bet for achieving both small file size and decent quality. No compression (none) and Apple Intermediate will always lead to large file sizes, but the quality will be better.

    My only suggestion is to try different choices from the H.264 settings, (better or good) and possibly changing frame rate to 15 frames per second. If it's not fast motion you might not even notice. And depending on your final use, maybe reduce the size from 765 x 503, which would help as well.

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