Lower the dimensions and bitrate for smaller file sizes.
Since filesize depends on duration and bitrate, lowering one or both will reduce size. If quality is not an issue, lower the bitrate significantly. Resolution makes no difference in filesize.
Premiere has a ready made preset for Vimeo, its under H.264.
I reduced it to 960x540 and the bitrate a lot. Harm - are you saying reducing the size makes no difference to filesize?
Ann good to know will check out whats in the vimeo preset (although I suspect it'll be for the final cut)
are you saying reducing the size makes no difference to filesize?
Correct. The bit rate determines how much data is available to create the image in the frame. If it's a small frame size, the data goes a long way and the picture quality is good. If the frame size is big, then the data gets spread very thin and the picture quality is bad. So a higher bit rate = bigger file = better picture quality for larger frame sizes.
Regardless of frame size, only the bit rate and duration determine the size of the video file on disk.
righto! good to know, thanks