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Creating <30 mg movie

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lburech Calculating status...
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Nov 7, 2012 7:07 AM

I want to send a 5 minute movie to someone via email.  Please tell me how to "share" it so that it is less than 30 mg which apparently is the maximum allowed by my internet server. When I pick the smallest from the list given it is still too big.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to lburech)

    Hi

     

    You select Your Project

    Share as QuickTime or Export as QuickTime

    Here select - 3G

     

    then like this

    Bild 1.png

    That would be tiny enough.

     

    You can test what's max for Your 30Mb limit

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 11:13 AM (in response to lburech)

    OK

     

    Change the size to something larger than 176 x 144 and the picture will be more information carrying.

     

    Then Export and see what size You get  - my guess is that 352 x 288 is about 16.4 Mb - about.

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • betaneptune Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 4:36 PM (in response to lburech)

    Have you considered a sharing website like Dropbox?

  • betaneptune Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 7:22 PM (in response to lburech)

    30 mg? That's a really light movie!

  • betaneptune Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 7:43 PM (in response to lburech)

    I meant mg as in milligrams. That's what it looks like to me. Very light! I believe it should be MB. (B is for bytes, b is for bits, g is for grams)

     

    Email for movies ***** donkey kong. Go with something like Dropbox. Or you can try smugmug.com. Both recommended by David Pogue. (^_^)

  • hughmass Level 3 Level 3 (565 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 4:27 AM (in response to lburech)

    I use the free application, MpegStreamclip. Just drag your movie into it, then export as quicktime and the window will show the final size. Just click on different Mbps until you get the size you need.

    Having streamclip means you can easily and quickly resize just about anything.

    Hugh

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to lburech)

    Email is really not a great way to share video. Even if your email service allows 35MB, the recipient's email service may only allow 15MB or 20MB, so your file gets kicked back anyway.

     

    So Dropbox is a good alternative if they need the physical file for some reason.

     

    YouTube is a great option if you want to make the file viewable in full resolution. YouTube has several privacy options. You can make it viewable by anyone, you can make it visible only to those with a link, or you can make it visible only to those you have specified.

  • panoramaBobl, Bob Thompson2 Calculating status...
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    Nov 9, 2012 5:37 PM (in response to lburech)

    There is an easy way to transfer large movie files.  Not Dropbox, it only streams video.  It is a service called Pando.  Files up to 1 TB are free.  I am working on movie projects where I send and receive movie and audio files from around the country.  You will upload the file to pandofrom their free application.   An invitation will be sent to the email addresses you submit.  The recipients will receive an invitation to download the Pando app. which allows them to download the file. 

     

     

    It takes a little time to upload and download large files but it has always worked for us.  An upgrade, paid, service is available which is supposed to be up to 5 times faster than the free one. It will transfer 3 TB files.   Go to pando.com and transfer the full resolution movie.

     

    Good luck,

    Panoramabob

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