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Rendering with HUGE file space [ANSWER]

Posted: Tue, 17th Apr 2007, 1:38am

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FXhomer10582

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I've just tried to use Fxhome to render my Quicktime movies into AVI, without changing anything, because I don't have any other software that does that. Just today, when I was trying it, I put in a 106 MB Quicktime movie, and when I rendered it, it was around 2,000 MB on a full render! How come it's so high when I never put in any special effects, and how do I change it so it's at around 106 MB in AVI format?

The movie also has sound, which is very important for the movie.
Posted: Tue, 17th Apr 2007, 4:32am

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Axeman

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During the post-production process, it is always best to keep the footage uncompressed, so the quality is as high as possible. Therefore, the Lab products all default to Uncompressed footage on rendering. In the render settings, you can reduct the quality if you so desire by selecting another codec to render to, such as DV.

Similarly with sound, it is generally best to do the audio work once the visuals are all in place, in whatever program you are using to edit the movie in. If you do want to retain sound in your movie file you can, but you must render to the same format as the original file. For a basic format conversion, EffectsLab is really not a good option for the job.
Posted: Tue, 17th Apr 2007, 8:58am

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Simon K Jones

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As Axeman says, EffectsLab really isn't designed to be a converting/encoding solution, it's only designed to produce maximum quality output. Change the render settings to DV it appropriate, but otherwise I'd recommend using something that's designed for video conversion.
Posted: Tue, 17th Apr 2007, 9:30pm

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FXhomer10582

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OK, thanks guys!


I have another question: I've seen other videos that must be around 5 minutes long, such as the movie "Art of the Saber" on Youtube, that use FxHome EffectsLab software for the special effects. Yet the memory file limit is only 100 MB. How come they can put on vids 5 minutes long and be below the 100 MB memory limit, if my (extremely low quality) 15 second video was 96 MB?