Upload and Store 4K Video on OneDrive

Upload and Store 4K Video on OneDrive

Category : 4K Formats

As Microsoft’s cloud storage service, OneDrive allows you to backup and sync your photos, videos and important files to the cloud to access them from anywhere. Have some 4K video downloaded from YouTube website or shot with your 4K device recorders and wish to upload and store the 4K on OneDrive. The following article will show you how to make that realized with ease.

What 4K file formats can be stored on OneDrive?

As online cloud storage, OneDrive has no specific requirements on the 4K file formats storing on it. However, only video with the format of .mp4, .mov(QuickTime movie) and .m4v (Apple video files) can be stored on OneDrive can be viewed from the website. Therefore, it would be ideal for you to convert 4K video to above listed file formats for accessing from the website on computer, smartphone or tablets.

Compress 4K to 1080p for OneDrive uploading or storing

In November 2016, the Microsoft company announced plans to scrap its unlimited-storage option for OneDrive subscribers and cut free storage to 5GB from the previous 15GB amount. What’s more, you will need to pay $1.99 per month for 50GB of cloud storage. On the other hand, a single minute 1080p footage at the standard 30 frames per second requires only 130 MB, while a 4K video at the same framerate will require a whopping 375 MB. It also means that you will need almost 3 times of store space of 4K video than 1080p video.

For those people who don’t care much about OneDrive 4K uploading time or storage cost, you don’t need to do the 4K video to 1080p compression process. However, if you wish to get a fast 4K to OneDrive uploading speed and are also budget on the storage cost. It would be a great option to downscale 4K to 1080p.

Comprehensive solution to convert and compress 4K for OneDrive

It would be a great hassle for you to find one program to convert 4K for OneDrive and another program to compress 4K to 1080p. Here, a combo solution called Pavtube Video Converter is highly recommended to you. The program has full support for all 4K file formats with different container file formats such as 4K AVI/WMV/MKV/MOV/MP4/MXF/XAVC/XAVC S or compression codec like H.264, H.265, Prores, etc. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple 4K video at one time for conversion.

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With the program, you can not only efficiently convert unsupported 4K to OneDrive accessible video formats .mp4, .mov and .m4v with perfect quality and fast conversion speed but also compress 4K to 1080p with minimum quality loss.

Tips: To keep a balance between file size and quality, it would be much ideal for you to keep the output 1080p video bitrate as 10,000-20,000 kbps.

For Mac users, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to convert and compress 4K for OneDrive on macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress 4K Video for OneDrive

Step 1: Load 4K video.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source 4K video files into the program.

Load 4K video files

Step 2: Convert and compress 4K to 1080p.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of OneDrive accessible file formats such as .mp4, .mov or .m4v file formats.

To compress 4K to 1080p, it would be much ideal for you to output one of OneDrive supported HD file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output OneDrive supported HD formats

Then click “Settings”, in the opened “Profile Settings” window, from “Size(pix)” drop-down list, choose “1980*1020” or “1080*720” to downscale 4K to 1080p.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

Specify an output folder on your computer for storing the converted files. Then hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start 4K file to OneDrive conversion and compression process.

When the conversion is completed, you will get a small 1080p file size for better saving on OneDrive storage with less storage cost and less uploading time.

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