: Other Related Research
By Tyler Beckert (05/30/06 11:12:16)
Related animal: Human

Here are instructions to compress videos for the web. You will need Quicktime Pro or Flash, both available in the University computer labs.

Instructions for video compression using Quicktime Pro:
1. Open the full size video in Quicktime Player (registered Pro version only).

2. Select File --> Export from the menu.

3. Leave it set to "Movie to Quicktime Movie"

4. You can adjust the video compression settings more by clicking the Options button., or simply click OK to use the defaut settings, which work just fine.

5. Click OK, and a compressed version of your video will be saved to the specified directory.

Instructions for video compression using Macromedia Flash:
1. Start Flash, and create a new Flash document.

2. Set your document size to the size of your movie (i.e. 640 x 480)

3. Select File --> Import to Stage

4. Select your video, and if prompted, choose to Embed the entire video in your document, and to Import the entire video

5. In the next window, select DSL/Cable 512 for the compression profile

6. Click Finish, and wait for the video to finish importing.

7. Make sure your video is lined up properly within the Flash document. (X=0, Y=0)

8. Choose File --> Export --> Export Movie from the menu.

9. Choose desired format. Flash Movie (.swf) is perfect for web. Flash can export Quicktime movies, but the compression isn't as good.

10. Choose quality settings and then export. I typically choose the highest possible JPEG quality to minimize quality loss.

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