smaller video format to facilitate prototype editing on a laptop?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by peter, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. peter

    peter Guest

    I want to bring 6 hours' worth of video to a client's place on a laptop,
    edit the video according to his likings, then come back and produce the
    video for real.

    It would be nice if I can compress the original DV video into an another
    format that uses less space and is faster to edit/render and can be edited
    in premiere. Quality is not critical; all that is needed is being able to
    see where the cuts occur and the transitions. I have 60G on my laptop. I
    also have an external USB drive, but would rather not lug it around.

    Any suggestions on what video format to use for this purpose? I tried an
    experiment using premiere by picking a random video codec and specifying a
    smaller resolution (320x240) and then encountered an error saying the codec
    cannot handle the resolution. I figured instead of trying all the windows'
    built-in video codec one by one, maybe I can get results quicker by asking
    peter, Feb 9, 2005
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    RS Guest

    Well, then don't use the random codec!!!

    Not a Premire user, but I would imagine the process to be the same. Use a
    different codec. Dunno what you all have but your not limited to Avi, you
    could do a WMV or a Mov. I'm sure you must have something there that will
    create what basically is a file intended for high bandwidth internet use.
    RS, Feb 9, 2005
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    xeaglecrest Guest

    I do not know if it is compatable with Premere, but Studio 9 can do a
    low resolution capture to save space. You do all your editing, and when
    you are ready to finish the project, Studio will re-capture your
    original video, skipping the parts that you edited out.
    xeaglecrest, Feb 10, 2005
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    Cristina Guest

    I've a smiliar problem. I use Windows Media Video 9 with One-Pass CBR at
    100000, simple decoder complexity, fastest performance, frame-rate down
    sampling 5:1. But my video is short (several minutes), I don't know if the
    performance would be acceptable for a video of 6 hours.

    Cristina, Mar 27, 2005
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