Creating videos for the web from Premiere.

Easy version

  1. Create your movie using Premiere.
  2. Split into several logical segments of roughly 30 seconds or a minute. (If you just split them on the one minute mark, then they'll break right in the middle of a sentence which is disconcerting. So try to have the segments be aligned with the action.)
  3. Place the yellow workarea marker over your chosen segment and save as CD-ROM movie. The dialog box that pops up has some default settings that are not necessarily the best. I (Tamara) did some tests and found the following changes to be an effective tradeoff between size and resolution:

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Additional notes


I tried gzipping the files, but I only got a 20% reduction in file size and couldn't read them properly on a PC Web browser client. So I recommend against it.

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Last modified: Sat Nov 27 00:40:22 PST 1999