1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 22, 2013 4:45 PM by Jon Walker
SaraRosie16 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am trying to apply for the CBS show Survivor and I made a 90MB video on PhotoBooth. Unfortuately the video has to be 30MB or less to upload it to the application site. The length maximum is 3 minutes and my video is about 2 minutes and 45 seconds. I exported the video to my desktop and saved it as .mov so now it opens and plays in QuickTime. I am trying to figure out how to resize the video so it is less than 30MB any help is welcome! Thanks


MacBook Pro, iOS 7
  • 1. Re: How do I resize a PhotoBooth/Quicktime video?
    Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,630 points)

    I am trying to apply for the CBS show Survivor and I made a 90MB video on PhotoBooth. Unfortuately the video has to be 30MB or less to upload it to the application site. The length maximum is 3 minutes and my video is about 2 minutes and 45 seconds. I exported the video to my desktop and saved it as .mov so now it opens and plays in QuickTime. I am trying to figure out how to resize the video so it is less than 30MB any help is welcome!

    You basically need to reduce your total (audio + video) data rate by two-thirds. The size of a file is roughly equal to the (total data rate) times (video duration). This simply means you need to re-compress the file using a lower data rate, more efficient compression format, and/or user settings settings that produce a lower data rate. In this case something on the order of 1.40 Mbps to 1.45 Mbps total data rate should produce a 2 min 45 sec sub 30 MB file. Unfortunately, without knowing more about the source file, it is difficult to say which options will produce the best results here.

     

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