How to compress video on Mac without third party apps

If you have ever shot a video in 4K, then you can imagine how much it weighs. A minute of a 4K 60 fps video on an iPhone will cost you almost 500 MB of free space. On other devices, I’m sure a video of this quality will take just as much memory. It is clear that if you shoot for yourself, you can leave the video in this format, but if you want send video via messenger, big problems can arise. Today we will talk about how to reduce the size of a video on Mac using native applications and discuss all the nuances of this procedure.

We tell you how to compress video on Mac without using third-party programs.

Just the other day I needed to record and send a short video. It seems that nothing is easier. Turn on the camera on your iPhone, shoot everything you need and send via Telegram. Moreover, the messenger allows you to transfer files up to 2 GB, it should be more than enough. Everything turned out to be much more complicated, because when recording a video, I did not pay attention to the inscription 4K 60 frames per second at all. As a result, the video for 8 minutes took me almost 4 GB. But if I remembered this, I would be smarter.

Shoot video smartly. Climb at least once into the camera settings and set all the parameters as needed.

Those who work with video editing will immediately say that there is Final Cut Pro X, where everything can be done without problems in a matter of minutes. Yes, but not everyone has professional software on their computer. And yes, there are a lot of bugs out there. Until you figure out with all the necessary tools, a hundred years will pass. I decided to use those applications that are installed on the Mac from the factory.

How to reduce video size on Mac

First of all, I decided to turn to the built-in iMovie application. Before that, I had already worked with him both on the iPhone and on the iPad, so there should not have been any problems. Plus, the program was originally conceived as a tool for ordinary users. Say, video editing on any device from Apple to the masses. In fact, he had to tinker with it.

To compress video on macyou will need:

  • Open the iMovie app on your computer.
  • Go to the Projects tab in the top menu of the application.
  • Next, click on the Create New button, select Movie.
  • Select the Projects tab and create a movie.

  • On the top bar of macOS, select File, Import Media Files.
  • This is how you can import media files into iMovie.

  • Select the desired file from the Finder, click Import Selected.
  • Select a folder at the top of the application, select a file, and import it into the program.

  • You will then need to drag and drop the file onto the video feed below.
  • After that, click on File again in the top menu.
  • Select Export, then File.
  • The Export button is in the top menu right here.

  • Specify the format, resolution, video quality and compression quality.
  • Change the required settings, click Next.

  • Then click Next, select the download path and click Save.

Never before have I experienced so many problems running native apps on a Mac. First, let us down the preliminary calculation of the time. iMovie said the whole procedure would take about 8 minutes. We actually had to wait over 30 minutes.

Secondly, the video compression progress was not displayed anywhere. That is, a window with a loading bar was not highlighted anywhere. In the end, I measured everything with the help of coolers. Noisy means compression is in progress. If you know how to add download progress, be sure to unsubscribe in the comments below. I’m sure it will be useful for others. Plus, unsubscribe how the Mac behaves on the M1. I think that everything should go much faster there.

How to reduce video size on Mac

Taught by bitter experience with iMovie (no other way to call it), for the sake of experiment, I decided to turn to another built-in program on Mac – QuickTime Player. At first glance, this is a simple video playback application. In fact, it is a good tool for working with videos on Mac. Working with QuickTime Player turned out to be much easier and faster, which I did not expect at all.

To compress video on macfollow the simple instructions:

  • Open QuickTime Player on your Mac.
  • Select the video you want in Finder, click Open.
  • Choose the video you want.

  • From the top menu on macOS, choose File, Export As.
  • Specify the quality you need, then specify the name of the file and the path to it.
  • Select the video quality you want.

  • Click Save and wait for the video to finish exporting.
  • The video exported was just over 12 minutes. They didn’t lie.

Yes, there may be fewer editing tools here, but in terms of export speed and convenience for ordinary users, QuickTime Player will definitely be more interesting. Maybe I don’t understand something, unsubscribe in the comments or in our Telegram chat. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to our news channelso as not to miss the latest news from the world of Apple and beyond.


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