I was recently exporting a video from Hit Film 4 pro that was shot on a Nikon Coolpix at full hd res. I started to export the video at the h.264 option. However, the results were extremely compressed and very pixelated. After consulting with the forum and the help service, I exported at h.264 at high settings, 5.1 and 40 as the target and max bitrate. However, the file is huge now, almost 10 times the size. Using the codec recommended in the help support, Apple Pro Res, made the file gigantic, tipping in at 1.75 gb for a 5 minute video at 1080. Is there a reason for this? If not, how come movies, for example, are downloadable at reasonable low file sizes for such long videos with such a great quality? If the answer is that quality comes at a price, I honestly wouldn't mind that much, only it would be nicer to have smaller, more easily sharable files.
Thanks so much