Compress a video

Video Compression

Compression may be required when uploading video files into Blackboard or sending via email. View the step-by-step instructions below to find out how to compress video files for your specific operating system.

Windows

Windows Movie Maker is no longer available by Microsoft.

Mac

If the video file is already created:

  1. Open the file in QuickTime Player
  2. Click file then export
  3. Change file type to 480p (smallest resolution)
  4. Click Export. This may take up to an hour to export depending on size
  5. You can then upload this file to Blackboard if below 250 MB

If the file is still not small enough, import it to iMovie

  1. Open iMovie
  2. Go to File, Import-Movies, Choose the video file to import, and click Import
  3. Create a new project in iMovie by going to File and selecting New Project
  4. Give the project a name, click Create
  5. Click and drag your event to the new project
  6. Click on Project Library
  7. CTRL click on your Project and then click export using QuickTime. Give the file a name, for example, movie.mov and specify where to save the movie
  8. This may take up to an hour to export depending on file size 
  9. You can then upload this file to Blackboard if below 250 MB. If the file is still over 250 MB, go back to step 7, click Options in the Save Exported File as window, click settings under Video and lower the compressor quality

For capturing video:

  1. Open QuickTime Player
  2. Go to File, choose New Movie Recording
  3. Hit the Record button, and Stop when finished
  4. Go to File, choose Export for Web
  5. Give the file a name and choose location to save
  6. Export versions for Broadband & Wifi, click Save
  7. The recording can be uploaded to Blackboard if under 250 mb.

If the file is not below 250 MB, import the file to iMovie:

  1. Create a new project in iMovie by going to File and selecting New Project
  2. Start a new event by going to File and selecting New Event (Optional: Give the Event a Name) 
  3. Record video by going to File and selecting Import from Camera. It is recommended to choose the lowest resolution under Video Size
  4. Click the Capture button
  5. Choose Add to existing Event
  6. After you are done recording, press Stop and then press Done
  7. Click and drag your event to the new project area
  8. Click on Project Library
  9. CTRL click on your Project and then click export using QuickTime
  10. This may take up to an hour to export depending on the file size 
  11. You can then upload this file to Blackboard if below 250 MB. If the file is still over 250 MB, go back to step 9, click Options in the Save Exported File as window, click settings under Video and lower the Compressor Quality.

Alternative Recording Options

Visit the Adding Audio to Presentations help page to compare different tools that UND offers to create audio presentations.


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Article ID: 60548
Created
Thu 8/16/18 12:39 PM
Modified
Fri 7/9/21 10:50 AM