Are you tired of dealing with large video files on your MacBook? Do you wish to reduce the size of your videos without compromising on the quality? Well, you’re in luck because in this tutorial, we will show you how to reduce the size of a video without losing quality on a MacBook.
Why Reduce Video Size?
Before we dive into the details of how to reduce video size, let’s first understand why reducing video size is necessary. Large video files can take up a lot of storage space on your MacBook.
Moreover, if you need to share these large files with someone over the internet or upload them to a website, it can take a lot of time. Therefore, reducing video size can come in handy when you need to save storage space and transfer files quickly.
Step 1: Use iMovie
The easiest way to reduce the size of a video on MacBook is by using iMovie. If you don’t have iMovie installed already, you can download it from the App Store. Once installed, follow these steps:
Open iMovie and click on “File” in the menu bar.
Select “Import Media” and choose the video file that you want to reduce.
Drag and drop the imported file onto the timeline at the bottom of iMovie’s window.
Click on “File” again and select “Share”.
Choose “File” from the sharing options and select “1080p” as the resolution.
Click on “Next”, choose where you want to save your new file and click on “Save”.
Note: The above steps may vary slightly depending on which version of iMovie you are using.
- Easy to use.
- No loss of quality.
- Only available on macOS.
- The file size reduction may not be significant.
Step 2: Use HandBrake
HandBrake is a free and open-source video transcoder that can reduce the size of your videos without losing quality. Follow these steps:
Download and install HandBrake from their official website.
Open HandBrake and click on “Open Source” in the top left corner.
Select the video file that you want to reduce and click on “Open”.
Choose a preset for your output file from the list on the right-hand side. For example, you can choose “Fast 1080p30” or “Fast 720p30”.
Click on “Browse” to select where you want to save your new file.
Click on “Start Encode” and wait for the process to complete.
- Cross-platform support (available on Windows, macOS, and Linux).
- A wide range of output formats and presets available.
- You can adjust various settings such as bit rate, frame rate, etc., to further reduce file size.
- The user interface may not be as intuitive as iMovie.
- The encoding process may take longer than iMovie.
Reducing the size of a video on your MacBook without losing quality is possible, and it’s not as complicated as you might think. Both iMovie and HandBrake are great options to achieve this goal. So, choose the one that works best for you and start saving storage space and transferring files more efficiently!