Hi, I'm sort of a newbie to AE, and I'm having big troubles with the file size and time it takes, I recently rendered a 10 Second color correction test, and it took a whole 10 minutes to render! Worst of all, the file size was nearly 5GB!! I rendered it in .mp4 and in Sony Vegas that is one of the smallest file sizes. Can anyone suggest the source of my problems and/or suggest a better way to render? Thanks in advance.
Can anyone suggest the source of my problems
You didn't read the help! Sorry to be so blunt, but you're fumbling in the dark and in addition have a wrong concept of what AE being a compositing program actually means (vs. Vegas being an editing program). Read the help:
For the rest search this forum. The whys and whynots of compressed outputs have been discussed to death. also broiaden your search to include resources on generic video compression all over the Internet.