Large project file question

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I have a project file that is over 1gb, which I know from experience can only cause problems. In fact, it reliably bails out during compression somewhere between 40-60%. I'll try to break it up into smaller projects then join them but that does beg a question for me.

What makes a project files so big? I would have assumed that projects are just pointers and links, not actually embedded media. What bloats a project file so much so that I can avoid it in the future?

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John Hall

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Richard Campbell, Champion

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The file size of the rendered project is the more significant number. But there are many factors that can lead to larger-than-expected uncompressed file sizes - "frenetic" mouse movement, very large capture dimensions, etc.
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John Hall

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Thanks for the comment.
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Bill Coughlin

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I too am having a horrible time with my hp touch all in one dual processor 4 megs of ram when editing my 1 meg campro

Now going to buy a new 8 meg i5 440 graphics card sony tap21. Does this sound like it will solvey problems
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Jessie O'Donnell, Social Media Coordinator

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Upgrading you machine should help, yes.

You could also check out this post on adjusting the quality settings to produce smaller file sizes:

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