I've got the video ready to go, but the recipient is complaining about the file size. It's nearly one gig in size and apparently they are accustomed to zoom productions that are much smaller. Somewhere in the range of 233MB for what they have done so far.
So I'm hoping to gather some ideas for what I can do to try and get that file size down. I'm presently in the process of uploading to YouTube hoping that YouTube will encode it a bit better and allow me to download it back at a reduced file size.
I believe that reducing the produced file size to 720p will help. But aside from altering the frame rate and quality, I'm not sure what else to do or consider. I've also tried running the MP4 through HandBrake. It did reduce a bit, but I'm nowhere near the range they are hoping to see.
advTHANKSance for any ideas! Rick :)
When you exported the project from TSC as MP4, what was the quality setting at? 60-75%? It may be worth googling to see if Handbrake can export to H.265.
From this Videomaker article:
H.265 (MPEG-H, HEVC)
A lossy codec and the follow up to H.264, H.265 offers better compression than its predecessor. Support for H.265 is growing, and it’s quickly becoming widely used.
Commonly referred to as MPEG-4, H.264 uses lossy compression and is one of the most common video codecs in use today. The codec is widely supported and used in production, post and distribution of video. Many camcorders and DSLRs record in H.264. It’s the standard for Blu-ray disks as well as many web video hosts. H.264 is more efficient for compression than MPEG-2 and it typically delivers better video quality at the same bitrate.
One of the very nice things about H.264 is that you can use it at very low and very high bitrates. H.264 will send highly compressed low-resolution video across the web and then happily encode your high definition movie at super high bitrates for delivery to an HD television.This codec is often used with .mp4 and .mov containers.
Also, not in the scope of your original question, but worth asking - is this a client? Cause storage has never been cheaper.
So those are your options. Compression is a bit of a dark art. Lots of trial and error. Generally speaking Zoom meetings are super low quality. You will see more blockiness, lower bitrates, fewer keyframes and lower profiles used (usually baseline profile for streaming apps).
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I suspect they do mono at 11 KHz and that alone would account for the 4X size change. If you don't have the audio s/w to convert the audio portion, Lame is great for such tasks. If you need help with the switches, just come back.
So what I did was to do a custom production from Camtasia. As I had a copy of the original Zoom session, I right-clicked it from Windows File Explorer and examined the specs I saw listed there. The file that resulted was very near the range they were hoping for. Crossing fingers now as I await their results.
I know it sounds illogical but there's a very easy test. Save as a new project then re-render without a sound track.