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Compressing Video - Smaller is better this time.
show user profile  9krausec
I'm looking for some guidance on what the most optimal way to compress video is...

I've always just H.264'd the piss out of my video and called it a day. I now face an obstacle where size does matter and I need to be able to compress a video (3 min - 24fps) down to 10mb or under. I'd like to get 720 resolution out of it if possible, but that sounds like a stretch.

Wanted to post this up here because you guys are smart. The first article I read on the webz about compression, I read in the comments some guy blasting the author for not knowing what a codec was... Got scared of misinformation at that point and I'm searching for a tried and true way to do this from actual experience on this forum.

Many thanks if you know something about something about video compression. I know how to output an H.264 and what FPS means... That's about it.

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3/18/2016 10:41:48 PM (last edit: 3/18/2016 10:41:48 PM)
show user profile  del3d
after reading your post I googled for a calculator. This came up:

and I gotta say it is pretty damn correct.

Your video requires 444kbps bitrate (24fps, 1280x720, 180sec, 10MB). Very low...

For comparison, gopro 3 black shoots 59.94fps 1920x1080 at ~31000 kbps bitrate.
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3/19/2016 3:30:35 AM (last edit: 3/19/2016 3:30:35 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
That looks tight man. Thanks! I'll use it as a basis for compressing...

Putting together a 1 minute animation (paired with roughly 2 minutes of video) for some industrial design award thing for one of our products... They are only accepting 10mb videos no longer than 3 minutes which seems pretty damn small for a video.

Thanks again for the pointer.

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3/19/2016 3:38:16 AM (last edit: 3/19/2016 3:38:16 AM)
show user profile  chillywilson
Why so low mb for so long?
I can guide you through some compression setting but HD 1- 2 min of video around 10mb is insane and not worth killing your quality.

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3/19/2016 4:27:32 AM (last edit: 3/19/2016 4:32:29 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
I have no clue. This is a pretty big award thing I was told.. I think 10mb is a silly size for a video submission to describe a product...

When you pay 600 dollars to enter it and 400 dollars if you get accepted as a finalist to move on, I figured they'd let you upload more...

Will see.. it's just painful knowing that the quality of the video will get butchered after a month of work on this animation. Oh well. How it is.

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3/19/2016 4:31:04 AM (last edit: 3/19/2016 4:31:45 AM)
show user profile  chillywilson
render out H264 90% at 1500kbs, your video should be around 30mb per min.
download this

Run as convert to mp4 and see where your at, if you come in 30mb then go back and render out your HD at 720p and then send back to miro for sizing.

Repeat scale down process till 10mb then send me a case of beer.

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3/19/2016 4:32:35 AM (last edit: 3/19/2016 4:32:35 AM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Have you ever seen this?

Congrats, you found my signature.

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3/19/2016 4:54:22 AM (last edit: 3/19/2016 1:24:44 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Thanks you ass. Now I'm going to have nightmares tonight.. haha. Does anyone else find that a bit creepg?

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3/19/2016 5:15:34 AM (last edit: 3/19/2016 5:15:34 AM)
show user profile  chillywilson
I wonder if he's ripping it with another compression on it
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3/19/2016 4:53:48 PM (last edit: 3/19/2016 4:53:48 PM)
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