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A lorry and Christopher Cross

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Over the next few days I’ll be putting some little films online here. I’ve finally got around to sorting out the video stuff I recorded in Mexico. For some reason, most of it is video of car journeys. So I’ll begin with one such car journey clip, on the road from San Cristóbal de Las Casas to Tuxtla Gutiérrez. This was a crazy winding road, so we spent about fifteen minutes behind a lorry going about 20 mph. But it was a good lorry with a cool load. Here’s the clip, I call it A Lorry and Christopher Cross (Quicktime, 6.4MB). And, yes, I do like Christopher Cross.
(Technical question: any Mac users out there know of a way to make Quicktime clips a smaller file size without too much loss in quality? I do it all in iMovie HD, which I’m beginning to find isn’t perfect when it comes to compression options. Is Quicktime Pro any good for this sort of thing?)

Written by Craig

February 26th, 2006 at 2:36 pm

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  1. I tend to use sorenson 3 compresion. If in Imovie you export (or i think it’s called share) and set the Compress Movie settings to Expert Settings it will give you more options over quality and size. You have to click share after selecting the Expert Settings option to get to the next screen.

    Set the Export option to Movie to QuickTime Movie. Click on Options button.

    Then you’re at the Movie Settings window. Sorenson video 3 as the Compression Type and usually Medium Quality is pretty good for most things. You can also set the output size and audio settings there. I dont think you need Quicktime Pro.


    26 Feb 06 at 19:15

  2. I’ll give that a go. Thank you.


    27 Feb 06 at 12:06

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