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Video Processing: How to Downsize Video for Web, Email & More

Video Downsizing: Shrink Large Video into Small Size with Lossless Quality

A raw file with no compression from camera features big size. An uncompressed video with a resolution of 1080P 10-bit @ 24fps is 10GB/min roughly that produces a super difficulty to share the footage over internet due to size limit and slow transmitting speed. It is an available plan to turn the video file into a smaller size for web, email and more.

How to downsize a video? Can it keep high quality after downsizing? Take a moment! Follow us to get the best solution to downsize video without losing quality.

Get Your Helper – WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe – to Simplify Video Downsizing

• Cut extra segment off the footage to shorten length while getting size reduced.
• Crop to take black/blank or unessential parts away from image.
• Transcode format to another one featuring higher efficiency for example HEVC to obtain smaller size at the same quality.
• Benefiting from level-3 hardware acceleration, it will bring an extremely fast video downsizing experience.

Video Size Limits in Web, Email and More

- "Everytime I seem to record a video on my phone over about 2 minutes and go to send it through email, it says video is too large to send? How do I send videos that are over 2 minutes?"
- "I just uploaded a very small < 12mb movie file to YouTube. That went through OK. But when I’m trying to upload a considerably larger file (less than 2GB), I got a failure message at the very end saying the upload has been aborted."
- "Please help I'm trying to upload a video to Instagram but it’s stuck on Preparing. I uninstalled and installed the app back again but it still can't upload videos."

Discussions on how to upload or send large videos online swarm into forums and communities. Questioners are stopped sharing their creative video works lacking of a thorough learning about limits on video size and length. Well, the following list about video size limits can lead you out.

  • Webs
  • • YouTube: 128GB or 12 hours
    >> Best Size for YouTube Video Uploading
    • Vimeo: 500MB per week/Basic, 5GB per week/Plus, 20GB per week/Pro

  • • Dailymotion: 2GB for 100 minutes
    • Flickr: 1GB for each video

  • Emails
  • • Gmail: 25MB per mail (sent or received)
    • Outlook/Hotmail: 100MB per attachment

  • • Yahoo mail: 25MB per mail
    • AOL: 25MB per mail (sent or received)

How to Downsize Video for Web, Email and More

You should downsize a large video to meet the size limit having file uploaded or sent successfully. Video downsizers go to the market bringing convenience and simplify in reducing video file size. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a must-install program which offers the most efficient way to compress videos (incl. raw footage, 4K, 2K, HD) for a smaller size while preserving original quality.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe uses its initial conversion feature to change video format through codec compression from one standard to another with high data compression ratio at the same quality. For example, a H.264 video converted from AVI is 60% smaller than original file while a HEVC video can shrink video size to half of H.264. It also gives direct compression to downscale 4K to 2K, 2K to 1080P, 1080P to 720P. Editing options (crop and trim) can also help you cut off unwanted parts in the video.

In addition, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe delivers the No.1 fast speed to downsize video with the support of hardware acceleration using Intel QSV and NVIDIA NVENC. Hardware encoder and decoder greatly speed up video transcoding speed while hardware processing helps maintain quality so that even though your video is downsized, its quality will not be affected.

Transcode Video Format for Downsizing

Now, download and install this fastest WinX video downsizer on your computer. Them, follow the steps to shrink video size for web, email and more.

Step 1. Launch WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. Click + Video button to import source video.
>> Virtually all video formats are supported from general video formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MKV for PC/Mac/Web, to raw file recorded by camcorders.

Step 2. Once the video is loaded, an output profile window appears. Move to General Profiles and select one format as output.

Edit Video for Downsizing

Tip: If the original format is not H.264, it is suggested to select MP4 Video (codec: h264+aac) as output for this format can not only deliver smaller size and high quality but has the widest compatibility. Although HEVC format can reduce video size, it is not supported by many players and devices currently. Also, you can directly downsize 4K to 2K by selecting 2K MP4 Video as output format.

Step 3. Click Edit button to crop or trim video for further downsizing video.

• Crop: Click Crop & Expand tab and check Enable Crop option. You can drag the letterbox on preview window or manually input specific values for position (left/top) and size (width/height) to get image cropped. After that, click Apply to All.
• Trim: Click Trim tab and check Enable Trim option. Drag the cursor on process bar or manually input start/end time to get video trimmed. After that, click Apply to All.

Adjust Video/Audio Parameters for Downsizing

Step 4. Click the gear icon to access to setting window. You can lower video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, resolution and audio sample rate, bit rate to cut video size.

Step 5. Click Browse button to define a new destination folder to save downsized video.

Step 6. Check Hardware Encoder (Intel, nVIDIA) if it is running on a computer including qualified GPUs, to quicken the speed while keeping original quality. Click RUN button to start downsizing your video.

After it complete shrinking the video size, destination folder which saves resulting file will pop up. You can play it immediately to check the quality or later upload it online, send via email, share on SNS etc.

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#1 FAST Video Transcoder and Compressor - WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

• Transcode any video with the support of hundreds of inputs and outputs incl. HEVC, H.264, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, MKV, MTS, MPEG2 and more with ease.
• Compress 4K/HD and large video files into a smaller size while keeping original video quality for web, emails, sns and more.
• Apply basic editings to crop/trim/merge videos; add subtitles and customize video/audio parameters.
• Take full advantage of hardware acceleration (Intel QSV, NVIDIA NVENC) to greatly speed up video encoding, decoding and processing while lowering CPU usage.

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