How to reduce the video size?

Panasonic Dmc-zs3 silver digital camera
March 28, 2010 at 01:38:16
Specs: Windows 7
I'm having this problem: I take 1 minute video shot with my camera and the file is huge! Few hundreds MB! I saw those movies you can download form the internet that lasts more than an hour and take less than 1 GB...is that possible to reduce my video size in the same proportion and preserve the quality? How can I do that and what do I need for that.

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#1
March 28, 2010 at 11:13:55
First, the size will depend on the resolution you are taking the
video.

Change the settings.

DVD size videos on the internet, are usually reduced to
700mb, by encoding them to MPEG 4,

You need something like Handbrake, or Formatfactory.

Reducing a 4gb file to 700mb will take a couple of hours
depending on the speed of your computer.


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#2
March 28, 2010 at 15:59:34
"is that possible to reduce my video size in the same proportion and preserve the quality?"

Converting your huge file to MPEG4, DIVX or XVID, will reduce the file size a bunch. You will lose some quality, but you will still have a decent video, assuming that you select a size and quality that you are happy with. That might take some trial and error. I use 640x480 at 1kb, but you might want a higher quality output if you have a HD TV.


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#3
March 29, 2010 at 01:58:12
Thank you very much for your answers, I'll try and I'll let you know.

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#4
April 3, 2010 at 14:32:02
sounds to me like your vids are done in .avi and that's why they are so big.
Find an Avi to MPG converter, there are some free ones on-line.

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#5
April 3, 2010 at 14:43:49
I'll check, not sure what format is but it's big!
The movie quality I can download form the internet is something like 800 MB and as I said lasts for more than an hour...

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#6
April 3, 2010 at 14:56:31
Fantastic, it works. I've used Formatfactory to reduce a 109MB avi to a 10MB mpeg4...thanks a lot!

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#7
April 3, 2010 at 23:08:03
you are welcome! Thanks for posting back

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#8
April 5, 2010 at 07:52:56
VidCrop Pro can help you in updating video.

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#9
April 6, 2010 at 02:04:02
yeah, AVI format and DVD format will take more space. MP4 is an ideal format to save your videos. You can just use video converters or DVD rippers to change the video format.

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