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JFrinak  
Posted : Monday, November 03, 2008 11:27:38 AM(UTC)
Joined: 11/3/2008(UTC)
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The 5 MB of storage in the trial account seems a trivial amount when one considers we are talking about audio/video multimedia files.

Do you have any guidelines or rules of thumb to help estimate how much storage a particular video project might require?

For example, if converting the video to Flash for playback, how much storage might a 2 min, 5 min, 10 min, 20 min, 30 min, or 1 hour video presentation require?

If the answer is complicated, then how does one determine the storage and transfer they will require?

Thanks for any insight.
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Posted : Friday, November 07, 2008 2:03:58 PM(UTC)
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The 5 mb trial account limit is intended for testing a few media files. If you would like to use Video Desk for more, you should upgrade to one of the premium accounts.

Relating to your question about estimating the file sizes of Flash video files, a general rule of thumb is that one minute of video will take up 4 megabytes of your storage space. Thus, a 5 minute movie will be about 20 mb, and a one hour movie about 240. Our least expensive plan ($19.95/month) would allow you to store about 25 minutes of Flash video. The 25 minutes can be a single file or spread over multiple Flash files.
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Posted : Wednesday, February 11, 2009 10:23:10 AM(UTC)
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We have now increased the space allocation for our free trial accounts to 10 mb. This should make it easier to evaluate Video Desk by allowing testing with more and bigger files.
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