Hot damn, a 10 minute video of 1080p 59fps video is 50 gigabytes…
Okay guys, this is actually really frustrating. An export of 26 minutes racks up to 650 GBs I have no clue why it does this, but I would really appreciate some help. If someone would be kind enough to PM me a link of how I can export this without bricking my PC, I will be able to show the world this monstrosity in full HD.
This sounds like you’re exporting your edit at unnecessarily high settings.
yea I lowered it quite a bit, but its still coming in at around the same number
What bitrate and codec are you using to render at?
Its a slightly modified version of DV NTSC booted up to 59 fps. The depth is at 24 bit.
I’d recommend a lossless codec, such as Lagarith or Huffyuv over NTSC DV…
For some reason, even with the bit depth at 8, a 10 minute segment of the project turns into 49 gigabytes. Are there any other recommendations you may have, or should i just start experimenting with stuff?
The size of your project is normal.
The codec you choose for your master, which is the one you work with in Adobe Premiere should not be the same with the one you share with people.
1- You work with Apple Pro 422 codec (or an other nondestructive codec) for your master and all the editing work in progress. 40 to 90GB is normal with a 422 master (never erase this result master, save it on a hard drive).
2- You have make a distribution copie for people, which should be in MP4 or MKV H264 15000 kbps (You should get between 3 or 8GB as result size).
The result of this second one is the copy you have to share with people.
I also recommend prores as a mastering codec. While technically not lossless, the results are fantastic and efficient (10 minutes of 59.94 SD should be about 10gb at prores HQ).
The mp4 settings listed above by botox1 would also look great for distribution.
I wouldn’t change the bitdepth out of the default. I think the confusion here comes from Adobe. They list total bit depth instead of bit depth per channel (channels being Red, Green, Blue, and Alpha). So with RGB footage at 8bits per channel, you have a total of 24bits. Most software, however, would simply call this 8-bit or 8bpc.
Alright, I’m gonna try doing the 422 master, but how should I convert that into an mp4 or mkv file?