Anyone help me with render settings for my videos? (New capture card)

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#1 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

So I used to record videos with Dxtory and while the file sizes were huge I could always render them down pretty small, but when I got my new Avermedia capture card yesterday I thought it would be great. The long videos were a tiny size in recorded form and I thought rendering them would make them even smaller than before. But they're rendering down still quite big. I'm not very technical with that stuff and thought I had it figured out before until now

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#2 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

What software are you using?

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#3 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

What software are you using?

kraken2109

To record I'm using RECentral, the software that came with the Avermedia card. It uses an MP4 H.264 format to record.

For rendering I am using Sony Vegas.

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#4 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

What format are you rendering to? Size is just bitrate * time, so lowering the bitrate is the only way to make the files smaller.

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#5 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

What format are you rendering to? Size is just bitrate * time, so lowering the bitrate is the only way to make the files smaller.

kraken2109

Rendering to .mp4 matching the same bitrate I recorded at, I didn't want to lower it too much cos it might make the video look bad then. I gues I should mess around with it

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#6 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

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What format are you rendering to? Size is just bitrate * time, so lowering the bitrate is the only way to make the files smaller.

seanmcloughlin

Rendering to .mp4 matching the same bitrate I recorded at, I didn't want to lower it too much cos it might make the video look bad then. I gues I should mess around with it

The only way to make it smaller is to reduce bit-rate or resolution.