6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 8, 2010 6:09 PM by Impulse Fire

    File Size Problem

      Hi friends,
      After completing a ocean wave project when i tried to get the out as movie, the movie size was 99mb and the length of the movie was 5 seconds.
      How can i reduced the size like 1 mb or 5 mb , but not sacrificing the image quality alot....... and how can i see quick ram preview?
      Plz help
      Thanks in advance.
        • 1. Re: File Size Problem
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          What are your project settings? 99 MB may be reasonable.


          What are your render settings? Have you read the help files on compression and export? What is the intended use of the file?

          • 2. Re: File Size Problem
            RahulDhanpat Level 1

            I made a oceanic continous wave of 5 seconds.And its takikng 99mb of size when  i go for command " Make Movie."  


            5 sec movie and of 99 mb.    Not able to digest.

            How can i get out put in less size then this without effecting alot my project.?

            • 3. Re: File Size Problem
              Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

              Please, for the life of it, provide more info. What resolution do you work at? What CoDec do you use? What computer do you run on? Just saying that a file was too big and that it doesn't play smoothly is pretty pointless. Could be the hardware, could be render settings. You could blindly change settings around and achieve nothing at all, so by all means, give us more info.



              • 4. Re: File Size Problem
                RahulDhanpat Level 1

                Sorry for Inconvinience....


                i have attacked the project file, you can have a look, in b/w i will put all info which are not there in project.


                My sys configuration is


                OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
                Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
                Other OS Description  Not Available
                OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
                System Name RAHUL-LAPPY
                System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
                System Model Studio XPS 1645
                System Type x64-based PC
                Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU       Q 720  @ 1.60GHz, 1597 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
                BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A01, 05-10-2009
                SMBIOS Version 2.6
                Windows Directory C:\Windows
                System Directory C:\Windows\system32
                Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
                Locale India
                Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
                Time Zone India Standard Time
                Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
                Total Physical Memory 3.99 GB
                Available Physical Memory 2.46 GB
                Total Virtual Memory 7.98 GB
                Available Virtual Memory 6.10 GB
                Page File Space 3.99 GB

                4 gb ram

                1 gb

                • 5. Re: File Size Problem
                  RahulDhanpat Level 1

                  One thing i just did not mention.


                  I do not know anything regarding rendering process and you are right about that i m doing it blindly.

                  Plz guide me so that i can do better.


                  Thank in Advance.

                  • 6. Re: File Size Problem
                    Impulse Fire Level 1

                    99mb is a pretty good size if you rendered it as a .AVI

                    even though AVI is the best, Quicktime or many other codecs can be just as good.

                    go to- composition- add to render qeue

                    once in there set the format to quicktime and the codec to mpeg-4.

                    this is a good format and will take about 1/10 of that space (i think lol)

                    but i t should be a lot less. the difference in quality is very minimal.