Sir, Thanks for the reply, but the issue still remains. The sequence that I captured in PPCS6 is approximately 1 minute in lenght. However the size of the sequence is over 300 MB.
When you spoke of the VOB format, how does that justify the file turning out to be over 10 GB in size?
How can I reduce this size to make it manageable to others, and in an universal format?
Thanks again for your help.
There must be a Newbie, Newbie Forum
Harm Millaard wrote:
VOB is an encoded file for delivery on DVD with a maximum size of 2 GB. If you want to reduce the size even further, reduce the length of the clip or reduce the encoding bitrate.
Here are some Tutorials
A "crash course" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/761834
A Video Primer for Premiere http://forums.adobe.com/thread/498251
Premiere Tutorial http://forums.adobe.com/thread/424009
Premiere Pro Wiki http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
Tutorial HD to SD w/CS4 http://bellunevideo.com/tutorials/CS4_HD2SD/CS4_HD2SD.html
Color correction http://forums.adobe.com/thread/892861
After Effects Tutorials http://www.videocopilot.net/
Surround Sound http://forums.adobe.com/thread/517372
Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798
-Too Large May = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879967
-And another crash report http://forums.adobe.com/thread/973935
Encore Tutorial http://www.precomposed.com/blog/2009/05/encore-tutorial/
And more Encore http://library.creativecow.net/articles/devis_andrew/
Regions and NTSC vs PAL http://forums.adobe.com/thread/951042
Also, the user guide as a PDF
The VOB is a Video Object, and is a wrapper, for the MPEG-2 files (they can span several VOB's), and perhaps the Menus and navigation. This ARTICLE links to everything that you would ever want to know about DVD-Video.
PS - I think that Harm meant to say that a VOB can be up to ~ 1GB in size.
VOB = DVD Video Object: Movie data file from a DVD disc, typically stored in the VIDEO_TS folder; contains the majority of data stored on the disc including video, audio, and subtitles; usually formatted as an MPEG-2 system stream and can be opened by various video playback programs.
It's 300 mb because it's the WHOLE MOVIE (or a big portion of it). To make the output file smaller, you just need to trim it down in the timeline sequence before you export it. (the tutorials that JohnT listed aboive can help you do that) If you trim it to 1 minute, it will be quite small upon export to almost any format. The term 'bitrate' has different meaning in different contexts, so it's not such a dumb question, IMO, but in the context of this discussion, it's basically a combination of pixel depth, frame rate and compression setting which determin the final quality (and size) of your exported movie. VOB's are already highly compressed so you should avoid compressing it any more as you re-export it.
It's not a requirement to be a video expert to partiicpate in this forum, or to use our products. But some of our most active users get bombarded with questions so they prefer to not answer the elemntary stuff and concentrate on the more technically challenging topics instead, which is fine. I just wanted you to know that you are welcome here, and that it's a good place to learn a lot.
Thank you very much for your words of encouragement. I just wanted to better understand what this was all about. Everyone has to start somewhere and I was running out of options. I apologize for my lack of knowledge, but I took on this project without any video experience. I will look for other sorces to help me. In the meantime, I will use your site without interferring in mainstream discussions. Rest asured I will only be an observer from now on.
Again, thank you for your understanding.
Everyone has to start somewhere
Very true. But that "somewhere" is not here, it's with a proper education. You don't just hop into a car without knowing how a car works or the "rules of the road". First, you learn how to drive before you actually try driving.
Now when it comes to video production, I'm personally a proponent of a formal education. Go to school, learn what you need to know, and then give it a try.
But however you decide to learn, Harm is right by saying if you don't even know what a bitrate is, then you're just not ready to be doing this task. You need the proper education first.
Just imagine the look on your passenger's face if they told you to brake at the red light and you said "What's a brake and how do I use it?"
This is not aimed at anyone in particular, but if we don't warmly welcome our newest users we could someday end up with no users at all. It's good to point users toward training materials and other avenues of education, but they should not necessarily need to get a formal education to complete a simple export task.
We all have a right to choose which threads to respond to or not. If something is just too basic and elementary to spend your time on, then just move on to the next post. There is no need to tell anyone that they don't belong here.
Disagree? Please review our forum ettiquette guildlines:
You will get zero disagreement from me.
We've had a few Video Lounge discussions on "how people learn," and a formal education is certainly one way, and a good one. However, I do not feel that it is the ONLY way.
Several new users came initially to these forums, TO learn. Most also supplemented that learning with the manual (back in the days), or the Help File. However, the forums provided them with some very useful background, and gave them great tips, when they became confused.
Even with a full formal education (film, back in the day), I came to this forum, after having read the manual a few times, and working through CiaB for Premiere Pro. I still needed clarification on some points, and the folk here, provided those answers.
Did I have a "leg up," with a background in analog film editing, some years with other NLE programs, years with digital Still Image editing, plus those manuals? Yes, but I needed the help from this forum to get beyond. I still can recall those days, when I was very new to PrPro, and hope to extend the same help to others, that I received - sort of "paying it back."
OK, enough said, as I am getting very OT, and am not helping the OP, other than to let them know that we were all new once.
Honestly I learned almost about 50 percent of what I know by screwing quite a few projects up. I never had any formal education at all. (With Video) I did however a strong background with computers which helped quite a bit but I still had to mess up a lot of things along the way. So don't get discouraged, what you said in one of your post is totally correct everyone has to start somewhere. So just keep at it, and if you run into a issue don't be nervous to ask a question because honestly everyone had to ask questions at some point during their learning process too...
I do however recommend you do a bit of reading on general terms because if you get a basic grasp of everything before you start editing you'll actually save yourself quite a bit of time. A good place to start would probably be to read some articles about codecs and containers and also about bitrate. This will help you understand why video ends up being different sizes etc.
Just keep in mind though that this article doesn't really get deep into video editing, however it will give you a better understanding on video in general.