I am trying to organize the videos on my external harddrive. I have a lot of home video shot with a hand held camera, and now I am using a GoPro 4 camera that I record 4K video with. It consumes a lot of data.
I have tried find out how people organize and manage the raw video. Many of the clips from one day of recording (such as a motorcycle trip) is never edited. It just lays on the harddrive. But it consumes so much space when the bit rate of the 4K clips are something like 45-60 Mbps.
Is it dumb of me to compress the video to a bit rate such as 15-20 Mbps. I am thinking of "merging" all the clips that the GoPro is creating to one MP4 file with h.264 codec and a bit rate like 15-20 Mbps. Is that good enough for later usage if I need to use the clip in a movie that I want to edit?
How do you solve this? If I start to record every ride with my motorcycle it would consume to much space and I don't need that. Thats why I want to do this. But I don't want to be in a position where the clips are too bad for later usage.