Edit the sections you want and export each to a lossless codec.
I dont have time to go through all of that stuff right now. thank you very much for the link though those resources are going to help a lot. is there anyway you can point me to the right one though?
I still am having trouble with exporting with the same settings. ive tried a couple ways all looking like crap, and some being like 500 MB and others being 30 GB (the original file is 9.9 GB and im taking about half of it)
We cant tell what your source footage is because you didnt say.
Makes it hard to offer suggestions. (Likely to be compressed footage though)
One thing though...you dont export to the same codec as your camera footage generally.
Exporting at high quality ..increases file sizes.
Best practice...use the source footage and buy extra data drives for storage.
its 1440x900 avi mjpg compression 60fps total bitrate, as windows states, is 279387
i know high quality=bigger size, kinda common sense, but my problem was it looked like crap... idk ill just do it the way ive been doing it.