If you’re a content creator who uploads videos to the web, chances are that you always have issues with keeping your video size minimal. Videos coming straight from a video editor like Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere are heavy most of the time, especially if they’re in 1080p or 4k resolution.
Over the years, we’ve come to associate video compression with quality loss. No one wants to watch crappy videos on the internet these days, it’s the easiest ways to get negative feedback and lose followers. How then do you compress your videos without quality loss?
.FLV may be a good option
If you’re uploading to YouTube or other sites that let you upload flash videos, converting your videos to FLV filetype compresses it, even though you might notice a little loss in quality. Still, if you want a high-quality flash video, the file size is still an issue to deal with.
Compressing videos without (much) quality loss
After playing around with my video converter and trying to get the best result, I finally settled for HEVC. I was able to compress a 5-minute MP4 video at 1080p with a size of about 350MB to just 23MB.
HEVC stands for High Efficiency Video Coding, and it’s also known as H.265 Video. 4K videos are notorious storage space eaters, but this video encoding format keeps the size in check without sacrificing quality.
I use WinX HD Video Converter for Mac, the same one I was using on Windows like 6 years ago. If you’re using this same video converter (or any other one), simply select HEVC Video from the list of options. It’s under PC General Video on this one.
After choosing this option, be sure to also select High Quality Engine:
Start the conversion and you should be pleased with the result. Selecting this video format has helped me reduce video files by over 90%.