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How to record videos that are less space consuming on mobiles

TechnologyHow to record videos that are less space consuming on mobiles

After the downloaded applications, one of the pieces that take up more space on the mobile are clearly the videos, which may be recorded in a quality that, perhaps, is not the best to save space.

This last point is important to emphasize, since no one is interested in having content that is not very useful, recorded in high quality and that are only consuming the available space on the mobile.

If you plan to export them to a computer or watch them on a 4K TV, it may make sense to record videos taking full advantage of the features of our phone. Keep in mind that each minute of recording in 4K quality at 30 fps occupies approximately 375 MB (the same as 100 songs in mp3!).

Maybe a couple of videos like these are not very important, but they are never a couple and they accumulate little by little, and just when we realize it, we have hundreds or thousands of unused megabytes. Fortunately, for everything there is a solution and this is no exception, so today we will be showing you how to record lighter videos, in order to save as much space as possible.

Reduce the recording quality

The clearest and easiest way to record lighter videos is to set the quality in which the videos are recorded from the very beginning, which will simply solve all the problems at the root. This could be especially useful if you usually record a large amount of videos and, even with this in mind, you plan to record them in a lower quality than usual.

For this, you should look at your Android or iOS phone’s own settings and see what options you have.
– If you have an Android phone, click on the three white configuration lines in the corner of the screen, or on the gear icon.
– Go to the Video Resolution area, or if you have an iPhone, go to Settings, go down to the sixth block of applications, go to Camera and then to Record video.

– Now you will be able to see on the screen which recording options you have. Keep in mind that the lower the video quality and the lower the number of frames per second (fps), the weight of the video will decrease. The recommended option if you only plan to watch the videos on your cell phone is 720p at 30 fps.

The procedure is simple and the results do exactly what they say. There are certainly a couple of other options for recording lightweight videos, although these are not done natively, mainly because you would have to download third-party applications.

Compress the recorded video

Another option is to subsequently reduce the quality of the recorded video. To do this you can send it to yourselves by Whatsapp or Telegram, download the copy sent and delete the original, since both messaging platforms manage to reduce the size of the videos. Another platform that reduces it is Google Photos, so you can upload the video, let it compress, and download it later compressed.


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