How can I downsize UHD 4K video to 1080p for playing?

So you just have a bundle of 4K video files but don’t have any UHDTVs or devices to play them back? Convert them first!!! This post intends to guide you through the process of downscaling 4K video to 1080p MP4, MOV, etc…

Why down-convert UHD 4K to 1080p?
One key advantage of shooting in UHD 4K over Full HD 1920x1080p is its superior high quality viewing experience when displayed on UHD 4K viewing devices. As 4K video is a new technology, there is still some time for new players/devices to pace with it. Old players and HDTVs will hardly play 4K video or Ultra HD videos. That’s the main reason why people sometimes need to downscale UHD 4K content to 1080p or 720p for smooth playback. Downsizing UHD (4K) to 1080p also results in smaller and friendlier files size and bitrates for older/legacy devices to handle (Mac, Windows PC, Blu-ray player, HD Media player, HDTV, tablet, smatphone, etc).
downscaling 4K video to 1080p MP4, MOV

What’s the best UHD 4K Video Converter?
HD Video Converter (for both Mac and PC) is positioned as one of the best 4K Video Converter for Windows and 4K Video Converter for Mac. This 4K Converter app can convert 4K video with the resolution of 4096 x 2160 or 3840 x 2160 in format of XAVC, XAVC S, MP4, MOV, etc. to any format you request at 1080p or 720p.

You can download a demo version (for both, PC and Mac) to have a try. They are not free but it is totally worth it.
down-convert UHD 4K to 1080pdownscale UHD 4K content to 1080p or 720p

Workflow – how to compress UHD 4K video files to 1080p/720p on a Windows or Mac computer?

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional UHD 4K Video to 1080p Converter. Once the main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to import your source media.
Downsizing UHD (4K) to 1080p, the best UHD 4K Video Converter

Step 2: Select output format
Here we take converting 4K media to 1080p MP4 for example. From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)’ as target format. To export 4k video to 1080p video in other formats, simply choose the format you request as output.
compress UHD 4K video files to 1080p/720p

Note that the default resolution for this profile is 1080p. If you need to change the resolution to 720p or something else, you can click “Settings” button to custom video resolution on ‘Profile Settings’ window below.
UHD 4K Video to 1080p Converter

Step 3: Start 4K video to 1080p video conversion
Click ‘Convert’ to start. When the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ icon to get the generated 1080p files with ease.

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