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    I loaded a movie into Elements and added brightness, as the original was too dark. It all worked a treat until I saved the movie back to hard drive. It came back as a 19 GIG file!
    What did I do wrong?
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    It sounds like you've saved to a different format, and one that creates bigger files.

    As an example DV AVI is about 13.5Gb per hour. Saving to uncompressed AVI is about 5 times that.

    I use Premiere (not Elements) and the default for that is DV AVI.

    Ideally, it'd be handy to know what the original file format was and how lung it runs for. Use GSpot to tell you both.
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    Sounds like my problem.
    Thanks for the help.

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    Originally Posted by didikai
    Sounds like my problem.
    Thanks for the help.
    No problem. Feel free to come back with any more questions.

    Originally Posted by didikai
    The ****ney Canuck.
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    Nah, nah, nah... "Come on you irons!!!"
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    The original file was in DivX 673 MB
    Can I save it back as DivX after adding brightness?

    btw. I just saw on the BBC news that The Hammers have just paid 2 million pounds for 10 spectators from Tottenham.
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    Originally Posted by didikai
    The original file was in DivX 673 MB
    Can I save it back as DivX after adding brightness?
    I'm not sure if Premiere - Elements or otherwise - picks up all installed codecs. You clearly have the Divx codec installed coz you can play the file (I assume). If you can't select Divx during "Export As" then consider ditching Premiere Elements and try giving VirtualDub (free) a go.

    * Take a copy of the original file.
    * Open VirtualDub. Maximise it.
    * Click: File -> Open video file
    * Right click on left video window and choose 66%. This is the original input video.
    * Repeat for right video window - this is what the resultant output will be after changes.
    * Click: Video -> Full Processing Mode
    * Click: Video -> Filters -> Add -> [select] brightness / contrast -> OK
    * Configure brightness roughly
    * Click: The "Play Output" button = it's the third from the left in the bottom left corner. The universal "Play" symbol (arrow pointing right) with the letter "O" too.
    * Refine brightness setting.
    * Click: File -> Save As. Give it a different file name.

    Job done!

    Originally Posted by didikai
    btw. I just saw on the BBC news that The Hammers have just paid 2 million pounds for 10 spectators from Tottenham.
    There is some corner of a foreign field that is forever England: Telstra Stadium, Sydney, 22/11/2003.

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    O.K.
    Brightness fixed as instucted in Virtualdub. But I get choppy sound, and I think the output file is still huge.
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    Originally Posted by didikai
    Brightness fixed as instucted in Virtualdub. But I get choppy sound
    Using GSpot again, get details of the audio. I would suspect that it's VBR MP3 - If so, try the same process but with VirtualDubMod as that handles VBR better.

    Also, see below for an important step I missed...

    Originally Posted by didikai
    and I think the output file is still huge.
    D'Oh! I forgot to mention that VirtualDub (and its derivatives) output to uncompressed AVI by default. At some point prior to saving, click: Video -> Compression and select Divx. After setting "Full Compression Mode" would be good.

    Sorry.
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