5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 16, 2013 6:46 PM by Jim_Simon

    How can I compress 1920 x 1080 Mpeg-4 video for use in premiere pro?




      I am new to premiere and it's been a while since i've edited. i have a project I am ultimately planning to burn to DVD (SD). The footage is mpeg-4 format, and it's 1920 x 1080 - quite big!


      The total run time is about 90 minutes, and I have an iMac... IF i want to render it out as is my computer will take 8 HOURS to render out- and honestly, it will probably crash.


      Is there anyway I can compress my footage to begin with so that it isn't so large? I really don't NEED it to be 1920x1080...


      Also, should I be editing with mpeg 4? or should i convert it to another format??