Rendering matinee quality

I’ve got a question - i’ve created a matinee and rendered it to avi format (full HD 60fps). The problem is that the video is huuuuge - 4.5 GB (1 minute video). I wanted to convert it to some more ‘normal’ size, but the problem is that each convertion makes it too low quality or decreases fps (i tried few convertion methods and few converters and yes, i do need this quality video). Can someone recommend me some tested way to do that?

What software are you using to convert the video? I’ve been using Adobe Premiere for a while and its been working great for my needs. Converting it to h264 at some default HD preset will probably do the trick. But you’ll also find all the necessary parameters needed to tweak the quality/size ratio of your video in there.