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The first codec that comes to mind is H.264. You could drop the clips in question into Compressor and convert away; the resulting clips will be half the size (or possibly even smaller). But it’ll take a while, depending on the speed of your Macintosh.
Is there any codec that it will keep the resolution almost the same, could be even a tad smaller and be compressed to a lower file size? Because I converted this one file, used to be 11GB, then when I output it in Final Cut, I check marked the Recompress frames or something like that, and it is now 610MB and its really nice quality. By me putting a check mark beside that option, what did it do really?