I have a project in vers. 5.5 that I am exporting.
I am saving as a Windows Media File and am going from 1080 to 720. File size is critical, however the Estimate File Size in Encoder seems to get stuck. For instance, if I half the frame rate I see no difference in file size. I would think that there would be significant reduction in estimated file size if half the frames are being tossed. Am I not understanding something about how this works?
There are only two things that significantly affect file size - duration and bitrate. Changing other specs may affect quality, but those two determine file size.