Hi all at Adobe.com forums,
I have been actively using Adobe After Effects, as well as Premiere Pro to import my video and subsequently alter the footage to my liking. My question is this...
-When you export any of the footage (from the native .mov format on the Canon 60d), I want to retain as much image quality as possible, but keep the file size to an appropriate margin where I can edit the altered footage for future use. I currently use Quicktime Animation - but the file sizes are too large. This causes hang-ups while editing, as well as leaving a mammoth footprint on my HD.
What settings do you use when rendering video? What are the optimal settings?
retain as much image quality as possible, but keep the file size to an appropriate margin
Those two goals are mutually exclusive. Keeping the file size down means compression, and that reduces quality. Keeping the quality means no or lossless compression, and that requires lots and lots of bits.