I'm familiar with general digital video formats, but I'm trying to record my first Patreon videos - which are long (59min) and I'm finding myself completely baffled by format filesizes. I could really use some clarification!
I'm using OBS Studio to record approximately 1 hour of Photoshop footage, with narration, in .FLV format (OBS's native record format). Then, I'm using VLC player to convert the footage from FLV to MP4. Then, I'm importing the footage into OpenShot video editor to add titles, credits, etc and finalize the footage for upload to YouTube.
My file sizes make no sense. That is, the output file from OpenShot is ridiculously large no matter what format I choose, and I'm stumped. I'd use the OpenShot forums, but there's no way to register.
The file sizes and codecs are the following:
Original recording via OBS Studio: 59 min/60fps//VLC/h264 - mpeg-4 avc (part 10) (avc1)/219 MB
VLC conversion to MP4: 59 min/60fps/MP4/h264 - mpeg-4 avc (part 10) (avc1)/184 MB
OneShot edited video output: 59:49 min/30FPS/MP4/MPEG-4 Video (mp4v)/2.6 GB
Now, I'm still pretty newbie to H264 and MP4 codecs, but why in the name of god do I have two programs (OBS Studio and VLC player) outputting a 59min60fps video with complete clarity at ~200MB, while the LOWEST filesize I can get with OpenShot at only 30 fps is 2.6 GB?? I tried everything I could do with a bunch of different formats, but that's the lowest it goes. Not to mention, it takes 5 hoursto render the video out. Help!