So, the experts choice for editing the decrypted HD video is???

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After getting the huge Hd content off the box and onto a PC, what's the suggested best method to compress it into usable popular file formats?
 
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What settings in handbrake to create a sensible size and quality file?

I prefer freeware as tried many before and paid only to get poor results.

I something works with a proper trial. Not limited to a small file, where I can test it fully for a week I am happy to buy a program though.
 
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What settings in handbrake to create a sensible size and quality file?
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Not limited to a small file, where I can test it fully for a week I am happy to buy a program though.
handbrake also has the command line tool 'HandBrakeCLI'
trac.handbrake.fr[slash]wiki[slash]CLIGuide

You can tweak parameters in plain text in a shell script & set the job running & then evaluate what works best for your media.
Some of the handbrake apps give you a clue to the command they are using for various settings, so you can read about the arguments via 'man HandBrakeCLI' (on Mac or Linux).

Using --start-at-preview 1 --stop-at duration:30 gives you short clips to demo.

ffmpeg is another free option too, but I got bored of compiling that on my Mac.
MPEGStreamclip should also handle the files if you need a GUI (installed codec's permitting)…
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