I currently still have AE 7.0. I'm trying to render a High Def project, and I'm having a difficult time figuring out all of the render settings. The only way I've found so far to create a High Def output that I can import into my NLE is to use QuickTime. But it creates completely uncompressed video at ~10GB / minute.
Is there a way to create HDV or some other equivalent compressed HD output in AE 7? Or do I need to move up to CS4 to get anything other than this uncompressed format?
>Is there a way to create HDV or some other equivalent compressed HD
>output in AE 7? Or do I need to move up to CS4 to get anything other >than this uncompressed format?
Neither. HDV is generally read-only in AE as are several other of those camera source formats. Only Premiere can generate and transcode some of them natively. In your case you should simply consider using Quicktime with a different CoDec or switching to MPEG 4/H.264 with a sufficiently high data rate, though in AE7 the latter is only supported via Quicktime, too.