Originally Posted by faithofgod
I am trying to export from Premiere Pro CS5 to .mov and it works, but it converts a 50MB .mts original to the final export of about 4GB!! I have tweaked the settings a lot and cannot get any reasonable file sizes. Does anyone use Premiere Pro CS5 and know the best settings to get the best quality .mov file?
Thanks in advance!
Why are you choosing MOV format? Are you tied to MOV for any particular reason?
I use CS5, and also bought Cineform NeoScene, thus I'm doing all my editing in huge AVI file format, the three output formats that I've settled on that seem to have the best combination of playback quality, playability on various platforms, size, and 5 channel audio, and archival quality for any future transcodes are:
Microsoft AVI, using a Cineform x64 Codec v6.2.7, 59.94fps, Max Quality, 5.1 audio, at 32-bit float resolution. For 30 minutes this came out to be 57GB (huge, but I consider it my archivial quality option, for any future editing or transcoding this is my source).
My Portable (Blu-Ray like) type spec, H.264 format, 29.97 frame rate, Level 4.2, Target bit rate 35Mbps, Max 40Mbps, VBR 2Pass, Audio uses AAC 5.1 Channels, 48Khz, High Quality, 640Kbps. This comes out to ~7GB for the same 30 minute video.
My smallest high quality 60fps format: H.264 format, 59.94 frame rate, Level 5.1, Target bit rate 50Mbps, Max 80Mbps, VBR 2Pass, Audio uses AAC 5.1 Channels, 48Khz, High Quality, 640Kbps. This comes out to ~10GB for the same 30 minute video.
I haven't actually output anything to blu-ray disk yet, so I can't yet speak to that, but you didn't state your final output, so that's not clear that it's a requirement for you.