Video Compression with I-movie, need another way

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by erikpmort, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. erikpmort macrumors regular

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    So I post youtube clips occasionaly, and i find a large gap between full quality and cd quality compression. so i choose cd quality and end up with a 12 mb compression, and i wish that i only had to compress to more like 100 mb the youtube maximum. What compression software (hopefully free) will let me choose the compression?

    thx for the help
     
  2. daveL macrumors 68020

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  3. Mjolnir 998 macrumors newbie

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    you can use imovie easily to do that,

    when imovie says CD quality or Full Quality select Full quality, that doesn't mean its gonna be uncompressed, full quality allows you to select the format you want. then just select the format you want, for youtube use ipod format, this gives you a small sized file that works great with youtube


    **EDIT***
    read it wrong, full quality DOESN'T do that, my bad, I meant to say use Expert Settings. and after reading your post again, don't select ipod format, use quicktime format, and adjust the quality of it till it gets to a point where it hits close to maximum file size.
     
  4. bkvideography macrumors member

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  5. erikpmort thread starter macrumors regular

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    well golly gee, it was there all along! thanks again dudes
     
  6. erikpmort thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok so now i'm playing around with this, is there a way to judge the size of the compression before you compress the movie? all i see is a slider that judges video quality. I want to get it as close to 100 mb as possible to retain quality
     
  7. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    Normally down further on the screen where you adjust the bitrate for the video, it has a section of specs and one of them shows estimated filesize. It should change as you chanage the bitrate (quality) of the video compression settings.
     

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