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Author Topic: Which Codec should I use to reduce my file size for Fotolia?  (Read 1752 times)

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« on: October 02, 2013, 01:35 »
I have a 30 second file which is compressed to IS standards - QuickTime movie, photo JPEG at 95% quality. Problem is uploading to Fotolia as their FTP limit is 610MB and my footage is 710MB. I can render a new file in After Effects, any tips on the best format / Codec / settings to use to get the file size down at a quality acceptable for Fotolia? Thanks in advance for any advice.

« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 02:06 »
Can you cut the time a bit?  I don't do clips longer than 20 seconds.  JPEG 90% seems OK for sites like FT.  I don't bother with FT though, Pond5, SS, Revo, Canstockphoto and Clip Canvas are enough for me.

« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 02:14 »
QuickTime movie, H264 codec at 100% quality will reduce the file size significantly and H264 is accepted by Fotolia.

« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 03:12 »
Thank you both for the replies. Decided to try the H.264 option, with a bit of experimentation managed to get it down to 584MB with H.264 at 90% quality.



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