Below you can find a step-by-step guide for using Handbrake to compress your video. If you’re in a hurry, you can also use the custom Handbrake presets we have uploaded to quickly apply these settings without having to enter them yourself.
This tutorial assumes you have an HD video file that is 1920×1080 pixels. We will make the frame size a bit smaller and drastically reduce the file size (compared to, for example, a ProRes file from Final Cut Pro or Avid).
Here we are re-sizing the video, making it substantially smaller in the number of pixels it uses compared to 1920×1080. However, you may choose to keep it at 1920×1080 and use a higher bitrate such as 10,000 kbps (see above).
We have created a preset that uses the exact settings above, which makes it incredibly easy to apply these settings. To use this, first, you need to download the preset file.
For an original video file that is 25 frames per second, choose this preset file.
For an original video file that is 29.97 or 30 frames per second, choose this preset file.