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How do I compress a mpeg2 video file in Premiere CS5.5?

Apr 30, 2012 6:58 PM

Hi there,


I need to compress a mpeg2 video file from a little over 4GB to be less than 2GB in Premiere CS 5.5, is this possible using media encoder?


If so, what are the steps?


Thanks in advance for your help!



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    Apr 30, 2012 7:08 PM   in reply to Eliohd

    Drag the file directly into Media Encoder ( standalone) and choose MPEG-2 to "re encode it".


    The file size will be a trial and error process.


    The quality could be "awful" also.

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    Apr 30, 2012 7:30 PM   in reply to Eliohd

    >losing too much quality


    Going from HD to SD always means a loss of quality... how much is too much is up to you... test and find out what happens with different settings

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    May 1, 2012 6:52 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    If you can tell us your intentions it will be easier to suggest a solution. What is the intended purpose of this new file? If for computer viewing, then outputting at 720x480 might be an issue since most players are going to show that file as 4:3 rather than the intended 16:9, since it would be "anamorphic widescreen".


    You might need to export at 854x480 using square pixels (1.0 PAR) to get proper display on playback. But again, tell us your goals and we can narrow the suggestions




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