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    Question about editing an mp4 and its properties

    I have a 200 min mp4 video on my desktop of windows 10,
    It is 3.3,gb in size. I only need 15 min of this video
    for a project I?m editing. I use chimp clip on windows 10 to partion this clip ( 15 min) back to my desktop in .mp4 .
    The size of this newly edited video is 2.3 Gb !
    The math doesn?t sound right. So question is why is the size after editing so large?
    Is there a better editing suite to use cheap??
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    Here are quite a few reasons the size may not significantly decrease...

    https://www.quora.com/Why-do-trimmed...the-resolution

    You might want to look at the settings of the program you used to see if they can be adjusted to reduce the final output's size.

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    You can try Avidemux. It's free and there's even a portable version.
    https://avidemux.sourceforge.net/
    https://portableapps.com/apps/music_...demux-portable

    To save video clips:
    (Ex. cut the beginning and/or end off a video)

    Open Avidemux
    Click the Open Video button
    Browse to your source video file and click Open

    Drag or use the arrow keys to move the time marker to the START point
    Use the double-arrow buttons to go to the nearest keyframe
    Click the [A button to set the START point

    Drag or use the arrow keys to move the time marker to the END point
    Use the double-arrow buttons to go to the nearest keyframe
    Click the B] button to set the END point

    *Important! Make sure to use the nearest keyframe
    or you'll get an "end point of the cut is not on a keyframe" error

    Under Output Format, choose the file type that matches the source.
    Ex. MP4 Muxer for .mp4 files

    Click the Save button
    Choose a destination folder
    Enter a name for the video (Ex. myvideo)
    Click Save
    Click OK

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    To reduce the size of your newly edited video, you should try adjusting the export settings in Chimp Clip. Make sure to lower the resolution, bitrate, and choose a more efficient codec like H.264. This should help decrease the file size significantly. The reason your 15-minute video is still so large is likely because it's being exported with the same high settings as your original 200-minute video.

    I read an article about iMovie for Windows and some alternatives like Movavi Video Editor. Movavi is praised for its user-friendly interface and efficient export settings, which can help reduce file sizes without compromising quality. Considering your issue, Movavi might be a good alternative to Chimp Clip. It's affordable and could help you manage the size of your edited videos better. You might want to look into iMovie for Windows as a reference for user-friendly editing software.

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