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> I would like to make a general short 45 sec Christmas video(with music) to email to people.I would guess that most people will be on broadband so around 1mb would be acceptible.
> My question is simply can this be done at that duration and under 1mb and, if so, what format would I need to save it in?
> Many Thanks
You can make a video any duration you want.
If you know that your going to send you video to people with windows
machines, then, you best bet is a Windows Media File (WMV) format. You
can adjust the quality to control file size. Lower quality means means
smaller file. You can probably compress a 45 sec video to less than a
Meg and keep decent quality. You will have to do some trial and error to
look at the results yourself and decide.
I would suggest trying one of the preset WMV compressions that Premiere Pro offers. Once you have your video finished on your timeline, go to File and down to Export. Choose "Adobe Media Encoder". Under "Format" choose the bottom one which is "Windows Media". Under "Preset" there are a number of choices. I'd try NTSC Source to download 512Mbps first, since that will make your video 320x240 resolution. That is set at an average bitrate of 400 Kbps. If the file ends up too big, or too little you can adjust the bitrate up or down under "Advanced Settings".
If the people you are sending this to have broadband, you could really make the video 4-5MB and it still wouldn't take but a minute to two to download. Just try and keep it under 10MB because many e-mail providers won't accept attachments over 10MB.
I send WMVs through e-mail all the time and 320x240 is a good resolution for watching it on your computer.