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2 Practical Methods to Compress QuickTime Video in a Breeze

Author by Kevincy Berel

Updated on May 15, 2020

Some digital cameras or DV record videos in QuickTime Movie format, which is very clear in HD resolution but very large in size. Therefore, it is necessary to find a way to compress the volume of video files without obvious quality loss. After a period of trials, I found a method that is pretty cool at present, I suppose. Now I'll share this tutorial about how to compress QuickTime video. Let's get started with installing the essential tool below.

It is generally known that MOV is the Apple QuickTime Movie format, which is commonly used by Apple devices and most video editing programs. But you may ever experience that quite a few QuickTime videos are downloaded, recorded, or produced in a large file size, which are inconvenient in some cases, such as transferring, uploading, storing, etc. Apparently, a topic that cannot be avoided is how to resize QuickTime videos and make them smaller. Obscure jargon and over-professional operations aisde, a beginner-friendly QuickTime video compressor will be introduced to make the compression task extremely simple.

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An Appropriate Program Helps You Reduce QuickTime File Size Swiftly

General people are hampered by lack of video editing skills and improper operation. They are always concerned with the outcome, not the process, and that includes me, of course, lol! I realized it's no big deal until I found this WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, an intuitive and self-explanatory program for video editing novices. Not only does it compress QuickTime movie files, but also excels in video conversion, screen recording, online video/music downloading and other practical features. Now I'll show you how to make a QuickTime video smaller with two methods.

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Method 1 - How to Compress QuickTime Video in Batches [Lower Video Bitrate]

Load QuickTime Video Files

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Step 1 - Load QuickTime Video Files into the Converter

Run HD Video Converter Factory Pro and go to the "Converter" option. You are free to add your QuickTime videos by clicking the "Add Files" or the "Add Video Folder" buttons in the new pop-up window. Also, it's convenient to do it via a simple drag-and-drop. After done, all QuickTime videos will be listed in the main converter interface.

Choose Desired Format

Step 2 - Select an Output Format

Open the "Output Format" list on the right hand, you'll find various mainstream video/audio formats and devices. Just click on the preset profile you desire, and no need to make other settings. Also, you can select the original MOV format in the "Video" category.

Move the Compression Bar

Step 3 - Compress QuickTime Video in Batches

You'll find the "Batch compression" icon on the left of the "Run" button. Just click on the icon and move the white slider to adjust the compression ratio. It will take effect when the icon becomes orange.

Tips: It will cause quality loss so don't overdo it. In addition, with the same steps, you can also compress MP4 file, MKV, MTS, etc. as well as compress WAV, FLAC and other audio files.

Set Output Folder & Start Compression

Step 4 - Start the Compression Process

Finally, click on the "inverted triangle" icon at the bottom of the program to assign a new folder to save the compressed video files. Then hit the blue "Run" button to start shrinking the size of QuickTime videos.

Method 2 - How to Make a QuickTime Video Smaller [Lossless Compression]

Select Advanced Encoder

The method above will result in some video quality loss to a certain extent, even though sometimes you cannot tell the differences with naked eyes. However, if you mind that, just take the following approach.

Step 1 - Select Advanced Encoder

Repeat the steps above to import QuickTime movies, expand the output format list and select H.265/HEVC or VP9 advanced encoder to compress video files . Unlike lowering the video bitrate to sacrifice quality for smaller size, it utilizes high efficiency of the advanced compression standard to shrink video files with no quality loss.

Compress Video with Advanced Encoder

Step 2 - Start to Resize QuickTime Video

Now, specify your output folder and click the "Run" button to start the compression work.

Tips: Due to the particularity of advanced encoder , the compression speed may be a bit slower than method 1.

At last...

Pretty simple, isn't it? It may overturn your conventional view. No complicated operations and dazzling interface, only a few mouse-clicks and the task will be perfectly done. Don't hesitate to give it a try. I can imagine a joyful "WOW" coming out of your mouth. And also, if you have any better and simpler solution to compress QuickTime video, please let me know.

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