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Help with large video size

Dec 27, 2011 5:05 AM

Hello, I'm new to Premiere Pro and I've got a big problem.  I don't claim to be an expert on this so if I leave out info, just let me know and I'll correct it.  I have a video taken from a Canon camcorder which I think records in AVCHD?  It recorded multiple  clips which I have placed in the timeline and I ultimately exported to a single movie.  It was recorded in 1920x1080, 29.97 fps.  The output file was huge (> 8GB) and in trying to upload to YouTube, I'm running into problems.  It's taking the file but it's taking way too long.  I've got to get that down to a smaller file size without just obliterating the recording.  Can anyone help me please?

  • joe bloe premiere
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    Dec 27, 2011 5:17 AM   in reply to AJ380

    Lots of helpful info here:


    What are the best export settings?

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    Dec 27, 2011 8:06 AM   in reply to AJ380

    Try the YouTube preset on export.

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    Dec 27, 2011 6:39 PM   in reply to AJ380

    How long is it?

    What format are you exporting?

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    Dec 28, 2011 2:34 AM   in reply to AJ380

    Like Harm said " use the YouTube preset "


    Just click H.264 then YouTube HD


    Since you are recording at 1920x1080 raise the level up to 4.1 and increase the size up to fit your video.  Make sure the frame rate is the same since it likes to change when raising the levels.  Check the audio and make sure it matches your source and then Save this has your YouTube HD 1920x1080 size.


    I dont know why Adobe doesnt have a 1080 & a 720 HD preset but at least you can make one.


    After that it should be good.




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