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Hi all

I've been here for a while under a different user id (Figrin_Dan).

I've spent the last 6 months doing my own edits of all 5 films.

The quality is not what I had hoped, namely due to the DivX codec I used to export from Adobe Premiere.

Obviously exporting without compressing will generate a MASSIVE file size which is just not reasonable (even though I have a 200 gig hard drive!!)

What other codec's does anyone else recommend? Huffy?

I want a codec that when you watch the finish product, it doesn't look like its been blatantly compressed through a codec as often happens with DivX (background colours turn out blocky for example).

Anyone care to share their editing expertise???
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XVID MPEG-4 Codec is real good
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I concurr, I'm going to be outputting my laserdisc captures to 2 different formats, DVD & XviD, not poxy 700mb single CD sized avis but ones that'll individually fill a single layer DVD-R, up the quality settings etc. in XviD and the resulting filesize will increase.

I use huffy & mjpeg compression when I want lossless (huffy) or near-lossless (mjpeg) compression that encodes & decodes fast, there's also the MSU lossless codec that compresses even better than huffy but at a significant speed cost.
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Thanks guys

I actually did export the finished edit to a DivX file with as high bitrate as it would allow (ie 8000) but I was still not happy with the end result.

I'll try the Xvid-4 and see how we go......
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If it works, tell the settings you set