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vegas pro ver 17
original video - 1920x1280 - 17mb
desired video - 1280x720 - smaller file size

project settings:
template - HDV 720-30p (1280x720, 29.970 fps)

render settings:
format - MAGIX AVC/AAC MP4
template - Internet HD 720p 29.97 fps

resulting video is 55 mb in size

any help?

  • Turn down the quality, or export to an intermediate or lossless codec and compress with better compression software like ffmpeg. – stib Sep 13 at 23:48
  • @stib, thanks but I believe vegas pro should have this possibility, without any external steps – qadenza Sep 14 at 11:08
  • Well the evidence suggests otherwise, but rock on. – stib Sep 14 at 13:48
  • I'm not familiar with the software. But from what I see on screenshots, is that the template sets a bitrate which may be too high. Look for a number with kbps or mbps as the unit. Then override it (I suppose in render settings in video tab) - use the parameter "bitrate" and enter a value lower than what you see in the template. This should give you a smaller file. Beware that the bitrate in render setting is without k or m prefixes, so to compare it against the template default value divide it by 1000 or a 1000000 depending on whether it's kbps or mbps. – Matt Sep 15 at 5:13
  • @Matt, thanks a lot, At this momment I'm non on my PC but tomorrow I'll try and post the result here. Thanks again – qadenza Sep 15 at 6:43

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