Battery powered cameras due to the limited computing power often don’t compress the recorded videos and create rather large recorded files. Manipulations with these video files might be very time and storage-space consuming. So multifile upload to the GoodVision platform could take a few hours or even days depending on the data size and internet connection speed. But we have a solution for you! Compress your videos using HandBrake to reduce the size without losing the original quality.

How to compress video using HandBrake

Handbrake is an open-source video compression tool. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the whole compression process using this software. Before the start, download HandBrake from https://handbrake.fr/ and install it. It takes just a few seconds.

Step 1 - Open HandBrake and Choose Your File

When HandBrake is opened, you will be immediately asked which file or folder is desired for compressing. Drag and drop your video file or a folder with videos directly to the app.

Step 2 - Import Preset

To save your time, we’ve prepared a universal set of settings that can be imported to the HandBrake in a few clicks. These settings are made to save the original frame rate and resolution. Audio tracks and subtitles are removed because it can make a big part of the whole video size. The compressed output video will be in the .MP4 format.

Download the preset and import it to the HandBrake following the image below. You can then find the imported preset in the right panel under the “GoodVision presets” folder. Choose where you want the compressed video to be saved by clicking Browse.

Step 3 - Start compressing

After the preset is imported, find it in the right panel and click to select. Most of the work is done at this moment! The last step is to click on “Start Encode”. Wait until your video is compressed and ready to be uploaded to the GoodVision Video Insights!

If you have any further questions contact us via Livechat or support@goodvisionlive.com. We will be happy to help you!

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