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Why are my MOV files so big?

Community Beginner ,
Oct 23, 2022 Oct 23, 2022

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hello recently i was trying to export a video with a transparent background but later i realized the file was really big, like REALLY big, 10+GB, i tried changing the settings, but the file is still really big. though when i export it in MP4 the file is fine.

 

Here are the settings i used when i exported the file in .MOV (the exported video ended up being 4 GB):

Settings MOV.png

and here are the settings i used when exporting .MP4 (here the video ended up just being 230 MB):

settings MP4.png

What can i change so that i can have a smaller file? Also, I dont know if this matters but I'm trying to export an animation, so yeah, if anyone can please give me better settings, please let me know.

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Community Expert , Oct 23, 2022 Oct 23, 2022

You can only export transparency with Cineform or Quicktime/animation or Prores.

And yes the files are huge as they are (visual) lossless files.

So It's either small file such as mp4 without transparency or big file with transparency....

 

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You can only export transparency with Cineform or Quicktime/animation or Prores.

And yes the files are huge as they are (visual) lossless files.

So It's either small file such as mp4 without transparency or big file with transparency....

 

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