I wish to make my video smaller in MB size but keep the best quality possible.
Exports from .mov to mp4 or smaller size such as 320 x 280 makes the video rather blurry.
I am trying to submit a demo movie of my research to a conference portal but they have a MB restriction.
So I edited in FCP then shared to Compresssor in the hope of 'compressing' it.
The third job is supposed to be Destination so I selected my Movies folder.
Any advice appreciated.
To compress a big movie file to a small movie file, while maintaining as much quality as possible, is everyone's objective,
That can be done by choosing a good delivery codec (like h.264), by adjusting the bit rate, or perhaps doing ather things that affect the bitrate – like frame rate, size etc.
You have a file in FCP that you send to Compressor. Select a preset – say, AppleDevices SD. There is no need to creat a separate job to encode the audio. There is no need to create a separate job for the movie destination.
As far as qaulity is concerned, I'd suggest not resizing and see whteher the output file is small enough for your festival. If it's too big, go into video settings and lower the bit rate until it meets their specs.