For Drone camera users, there are many times and reasons that you may come the need to compress you Drone video:
– Compress Drone video to upload it to YouTube/Vimeo more quickly
– The Drone video takes too much space on your hard drive or portable devices
– The Drone video file size exceeds the uploading file size limitation of Email
– Large Drone video lower the file transferring and bandwidth speed
In addition, if the Drone video is shot with 4K resolution which is very large in file size, it would be very CPU intensive to play and edit the files on your computer. What’s more, you may be disappointed to find that a lot of video player software, portable devices or editing program currently still lacks the ability to handle 4K resolution video. Therefore, it would be essential for you to compress Drone 4K to 1080p.
How to Compress Drone video?
There are many different ways to compress Drone video, you can compress the video file size, change the file format or codec, lower the video bit rate, frame rate, but all those listed methods will bring some quality loss to your Drone video.
If you care much about file quality, then there are still some other lossless ways for you to compress Drone video, you can trim video to reduce video length, crop video to remove unwanted file size or split a large video into small parts by file size, count or length.
Professional tool to compress Drone video
If you are looking for professional tool that provides all above listed ways for you to compress Drone video, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to you, with the program, you can do a professional Drone video compression in the following methods:
Compress Drone video with minimum quality loss
– Change Drone to container file format with better quality but small file size such as WMV(better for Email sending), FLV (better for YouTube uploading) or some highly compressed codec such as H.264 or H.265 but offers better quality.
– Compress Drone video to small resolution: For 4K Drone video with file resolution of 4096×3840 or 3840×2160, it would be much ideal to compress to 1980 X 1020, for HD Drone file with resolution of 1920×1080, it would be much ideal to reduce to 1280×720, 640×480, 640×360 and more resolutions.
– Lower video bitrate: Lowering the bit rate will bring about the decrease of the video file size. But please keep in mind the image quality will be bad in case you make the bit rate too low.
– Lower video frame rate: Encode your video in the same frame rate that you recorded it in. If you recorded above 30 frames per second, encode in half that (for example, a 60 FPS video would be encoded at 30 FPS)
Compress Drone video with no quality loss
– Trim video length: Cut off unwanted parts from a video to leave only your unwanted specific parts
– Crop video file size: Remove the unwanted size area from the video
– Split video into small parts: Split your large MPEG file into various smaller clips or segments by file size, count or length.
For your convenience, this professional Drone video compression tool is available on both Windows and Mac platform, for Mac users, you can download Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to get the job completed on macOS Sierra or its previous version. This program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can import multiple Drone video for compression. In addition, it can produce high quality results, you can’t find any difference between the result files and the original Drone video.
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How to Compress Drone Video Professionally in Different Ways?
Step 1: Load Drone Video files.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import Drone Video files into the program.
Step 2: Output Drone video file to more compressed file.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, output Drone video file file to a more compressed file format such as MP4, FLV, WMV with small file size file but better quality.
Step 3: Lower output video resolution/bitrate/frame rate.
Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can lower output video resolution, bit rate or frame rate under “Video Section” by the standards listed above. Always make sure to keep a balance between the file size and video quality.
Step 4: Trim/Crop/Split Drone video files.
Trim Drone video files length
In the video editor window, choose the “Trim” tab and this tab is selected by default when the editing window appears. You can use the trim function to cut off unwanted parts from start and end. You can either drag pointers on the process bar or set exact time point in Start and End boxes to set.
Crop Drone video file size
The “Crop” facility enables users to get rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image. In the video editor window, navigate to the “Crop” tab. Follow the below methods to crop selected video:
A: Crop video by dragging and dropping the crop frame. Simply move your mouse cursor to drag and adjust the green frame to desired position.
B: Crop video by setting values. There are “Simple Mode” and “Advanced Mode” under Crop feature.
In “Simple Mode”, you can customize values in the box of “Left”, “Top” and “Crop Size” to make your crop decision. Under “Advanced Mode”, there are four value fields: Left, Top, Width and Height. You can either type in specific values to the fields or adjust sliders to crop the source file.
Split Drone video file into smaller parts
Click the split button on the file list to launch the Video Split window. Ticking “Enable” option, you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.
Step 5: Start Drone video file compression process.
Specify an output folder on your computer for storing the converted files. Then hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start Drone video file compression process on your computer.
When the conversion is completed, you will get a small file size file for better sharing online, paying and storing on computer hard drive or portable devices or editing with video editing program.