I’m in a bit of a pickle here. I’m designing an AE project which uses green screen placeholders over a CGI video clip generated in Maya 3D.
The video clip generated in Maya is 33 seconds long (an animation of a shot swooping down accross a street).
The video dimensions are 4K - 3840 x 2160.
The problem now, is that when rendered to video, the 33 second length produces a huge video file.
The video MUST include an alpha channel, so exporting it as H264 or PhotoJPG is impossible.
SO i am having these problems.
- If i render to Apple Pro-Res 4444 - file size 5.7GB
- If i Render to Animation RGB+Alpha - file size 9.1GB !!!
- If i split them into Tiffs or PNGs, they are thousands of inidividual PNGs of about 25mb each - it comes to a whopping 25GB ! (imagining trying to upload that to the 'Hive!
Has anyone any idea how i can get the video down to say 2.5 or 3gb, and still maintain my alpha channel and a good quality? Also - What is the maximum file size for AE projects?