I shared a 47 min 1280x720 WMV video to my desktop and came out to be 1837.91MB. Even if HD, isn't that a bit too much? I feel i must not be doing something right. Incase you wanna take a look, here's the video http://vimeo.com/27400745
Any tips on how to reduce size without compromising much on quality and size?
By the way, i was using prem elem 8.
What were the exact settings chosen? That will tell whether you have what you are supposed to, or not.
For instance, if you had Exported/Shared to DV-AVI, your material would be both SD (not HD), would be about ~ 10GB in size.
Good luck, and please let us know a bit more,