Matt Malcolm

Matt Malcolm

I've really struggled to find a good answer through the FAQ's so I thought I'd put this to the forum.

I'm sure this is fairly basic stuff for all of you, so please be nice!


First issue - HD Upload, Can't get the file under 500MB:
Having trouble uploading any HD footage. Following the H.264 codec guidelines I cant seem to get my footage under the 500MB limit to upload. Also, I'm not sure really what is the best resolution to be uploading here. If I do 1280 x 720 using the H.264 codec the file always seems to be over the 500MB mark. Am I doing something wrong? I'm using Premier Pro CS2, so if somebody could share some upload settings that would be great

Go Pro & video Interlacing:
All of my GoPro footage looks terrible, I've had a look online at how interlacing works and how I can fix it and all of the answers seem vastly complicated. Is there a simple way I can go about deinterlacing the footage? Do I need to do this?

Many Thanks!


john cliff

john cliff Plus

Have you tried the settings shown in either the CS5 or CS4 compression settings tutorial videos found in the right hand panel here:

I use Premiere Pro CS5 and export using the recommended H264 settings for 1280x720p - I have varying length videos here - only one is above 500MB and that is an 18 minute doco @ 652 MB, there is an 11 minute doco that comes in at 350MB and anything under that length easily fits under 500MB.

A 2'30" video I exported as both 1280x720p and 1920x1080p ended up 64.5MB for the 1280x720p and 102MB for the 1920x1080p.
File size is directly affected by bitrates used in compression - if your bitrate is higher than that recommended for upload here: 5,000 – 10,000 kbps (720p HD) / 10,000 – 20,000 kbps (1080p HD) it will dramatically increase your file size.

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