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How to Compress Video Files and Maintain the Quality

How to Compress Video Files and Maintain the Quality
"Are you wondering how to compress a video? It is often somewhat annoying to get notifications like “file too large” when uploading a video file on social media or any other media outlet. We all know that compression of large video files to make the video smaller generally reduces the quality of the files being sent.
When comments, appraisals, and approvals are needed from clients or collaborators, it is essential to give the best quality video files to the recipient to reduce the criticism that may be gotten from viewing the video file. Now, to the main point, is it possible to compress video files without losing the quality? Absolutely!

There are a few ways video files can be compressed, and certain scenarios favor certain procedures. We’ll take you on a step-by-step guide, as well as advise you on what video editor to use when you want to compress a large video file to smaller file size while maintaining high quality.
Many people often hear the term “resolution” but have little or no idea what it is. Resolution is also known as “aspect ratio,” It is defined as the number of pixels on display. The resolution of a video is directly proportional to the quality of the video.

This means that the higher a video resolution, the higher the video quality, and the lower the resolution, the smaller the size. HD video usually has a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, and lowering the resolution reduces the quality of the videos.
Now here’s the trick. To compress a video to a resolution of 1280 × 720p or 854 × 480p makes little or no difference to the individual receiving the video, as long as the compression is done online. This goes a long way in maintaining the quality of videos, especially when the video is meant for email sharing etc.

It is not encouraged to reduce video resolutions to less than 480p. Some individuals even go as low as 640 × 360p, which makes no substantial difference to the individual receiving the video file.
Below are some handy video compressor applications that can be used to reduce video files;

Low resolution or low-quality files can be gotten from video editing software. Adobe Premiere Pro is one app that provides top-notch quality for video resolution reduction and can compress videos adequately.
Final Cut Pro is also an awesome app in terms of providing the best quality video qualities in the midst of low video resolution.

This is one of the easiest ways to compress a file. The file is reduced greatly, not in every instance, but the quality is preserved. It is pertinent to state that this procedure is one of the most efficient methods to share videos. Listed below is the stepwise guide on how to compress videos.

Some video files will still be too large to input in emails despite all these. The following remaining steps may be useful in such situations.

This is another awesome consideration when sharing videos but still maintaining the top-notch quality of such videos. There are many places where videos can be uploaded and shared without stress.

After all, is said and done, if compressing a video file doesn’t help, or the video contains a lot of motions, graphics, transitions, and other things that will increase the size of the video, the video can be trimmed as well.
A lot of unnecessary scenes that don’t need to be seen can be removed from the video before sending it to the recipient. Many editors like iMovie Maker or QuickTime on Mac OS or Windows Movie Maker on Windows OS can be used. The most convenient way to do this on the web is within InVideo’s Free Editor. Below is a guide on using InVideo to trim and compress videos.

The above are easy ways to compress your large video files regardless of the file type. These edits can be achieved perfectly without dealing with a reduction in video quality.
Do well to attempt the above and follow whichever is most suitable for you and your collaborators."
 

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"How to Compress Video Files and Maintain the Quality" was written by Mary under the Technology category. It has been read 282 times and generated 0 comments. The article was created on and updated on 29 January 2022.
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