Downscale 1080p quicktime MOV files to 720p MP4 files

EXT=MOV; for i in *.$EXT; do HandBrakeCLI -Z Normal --optimize --use-opencl --width 1280 --height 720 -i "${i}" -o "${i//.$EXT}.mp4"; done

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