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Handbrake is a great tool to shrink your massive files down a lot and still have them look good. For example, a 1.5 hr. I show I did a few months ago came out to 25 GB. in size for the HD master file (MXF format). I ran it through Handbrake and got it down to 4 GB. in size (MP4 format). Both were 1920 x 1080. In comparison the MPEG-2 file for DVD creation (720×480) was also 4 GB. in size.
https://handbrake.fr/ for the download.
Once you’ve downloaded it, stay on the main page as there’s a link to their community & support page for lots of help.