Join Jeff I. Greenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating an email setting, part of Compressor 4.1 Essential Training.
Before I go and set, show you how to set up a compression for email, getting a file really small, I just want to say with one last chance. If you can post it somewhere like on YouTube or Vimeo, it's a way smarter choice to keep the quality of your video high. Alright, now that you've been warned we're going to go ahead and mangle your video. And this will only work for about five minutes of video. Anything more than that is going to be pretty tight. On my system I'm going to go ahead here and I'm going to say let's create a new setting. I'm going to choose the MPEG-4 format.
And I'm going to call this MP4 for email. And in the description I'm going to say up to five minutes. If you go longer than five minutes, well it's going to build a file greater than ten megabytes and ten megabytes is the common limit for email gateways. I'm going to choose OK. I'm going to go ahead here and choose the video tab on my compressor. And choose to make some adjustments. First thing I'm going to do is set it to be automatic, the default for frame size for the pixel type. I'm going to change the frame size to up to 428 by 240.
That's a 16 by 9 setting. That's right, I'm going to take your beautiful 1920 by 1080 work all the way down to 428 by 240. But it will get there. And the frame rate. If you're working at 24 frames per second I would tell you to go 12. If you're working at 29 97 I'm going to tell you to go 15. And if you're in at 25 I'm going to tell you to go 12 as well. The big thing here is that I want you to cut your frame rate in half. The footage I intend to give this is 24 frames per second so I'm going to make this 12.
It's going to be stroby but that's okay. My goal is to get this file small. Entropy mode, this has to do with what sort of mathematics it uses to further compress the file and I just want you to know that the higher one, the C-A-B-A-C cabac is more aggressive, it'll do a better job. We'll say key frames are automatic. What that's doing is just making sure all the information gets there occasionally because this is very aggressive compression. And I'm going to take this number from 1000 all the way down to the number 210.
Now that's really, really compressed. So I absolutely am going to choose multipass which means it's going to do more analysis. Now right there if you take a look at the top I'm getting 500 megabytes of video into an hour. That's really aggressive. And now again it's just for this email use. I also need to adjust my audio. So I am going to go to the audio tab. And change this to Mono audio. I don't have any other choices for sample rate, and I'm going to take that data rate down to about, 56 is a nice number.
I now have this set up to only 119 megabytes of size. That's getting really close. Five minutes is going to be right about ten megabytes. If I'm off a little bit, what I would tell you to do is pull back this data rate a little. Or pull back the audio data rate. Let's pull back the audio data rate, just to be safe. Let's go 48. Here we go. That's going to get us right in that ball park and we are going to actually compress this one and look at it all the way throughout, but it's setup. I am going to go ahead and compress it and this, I expect it to take the longest amount of time on my machine. I am happy with where it's going to go. I am going to hit Start Batch and we are going to use the magic of fast forward to see the result.
So we've gone ahead and we've finished. Now my video was only about, my starting video was only about a minute in size, so as long as we're under two megabytes, we're good to go. I'm going to hide Compressor here. And here's that video, and you can see, it's only 1.7 megabytes in size. I'm going to open it up, and this is pretty small, I'm going to make it just a little bit larger, I'm fully aware that it's highly, highly compressed. I've hit Play, and you can see the car coming down the street. It's strobing, but it looks pretty good, given the fact that I can get five minutes of footage.
Into this piece that I could put onto email.
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- Understanding data rates
- Reviewing the compression settings
- Building a DVD
- Publishing with the YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo presets
- Examining the HTTP streaming settings
- Podcasting with Compressor
- Reducing noise
- Adding watermarks to your video
- Automating jobs
- Building a droplet