Apple does not provide an option to compress videos on the iPhone However, there are several third-party applications that can aid in.
It is true that the iPhone is able to capture videos speeds up to 4K at 60 fps However, the drawback is that videos can end up with huge size files. A single minute video recorded at 60 fps in 4K on an iPhone will take about 400MB of storage space, when a 720p, 30 fps video is only around 60MB. If you record videos using or with an iPhone 13 Pro with ProRes then it is possible that the storage required may be much greater. It is possible to exhaust your storage very quickly.
It is no secret that the iPhone is renowned for its video capabilities and its video capabilities, to the point that many vloggers as well as social media makers use their iPhone to record videos, instead of using cameras that are dedicated to. Since videos can run for more than an hour and storage space at a minimum the users are often required to reduce the size of the videos recorded using an iPhone. There are, however, several methods to compress video files.
Although Apple doesn't provide a standard method to compress videos on the iPhone but there are many third-party apps that can assist. One of the top and most popular applications for this can be video Compress. While the free version comes with ads and allows users to compress a certain amount of videos, there's the option of purchasing the premium version that will remove advertisements and compress an unlimited amount of videos. For videos to be compressed, start the app after downloading and then click on the huge "+" button located on the main screen. The user is then required to grant permission to the app to access images and videos stored on their device. After granting permission permission, the user will then be able to choose the video that must be compressed, and then press the tiny "Done" button located in the top-right corner.
Choosing A File Size And Other App Options
Users will be presented with a variety of choices for how good the video output. For instance, anything is available from Full HD (1080p videos) with a bitrate of 4000kbps for top quality to only 360p videos with 500kbps bitrate for the smallest size file. While the former will amount to about 28.6MB per minute while the latter is only 3.6MB in a minute. Choose the output quality, then click "Continue" to proceed to another step. After that, select the album you want to save and then begin the compression. Based upon the length of your original file it can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few seconds. After the compression is completed the user are given the option of either delete the original or End depending on whether they wish to preserve the original video or erase it completely from the device.
There are several third-party applications that compress videos on the iPhone also, including Compress Video and Resize Videos along with Media Converter, both of which are both free with an option to upgrade to premium versions. There are other online services for video compression like Clideo which can compress videos without the need to download an application. However online conversion is advised if there is no concerns about data caps, as the full-size file must be uploaded prior to it being able to be compressed. The user can download the movie onto your Mac after which they can make use of Quick Time or iMovie to reduce the size of the file to a smaller size. For users using Windows computers with the free and open source VLC media player is a great tool in converting the iPhone video into a smaller file size.