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2018 The Best & Fastest 4K to HD Converter for Compressing 4K Video on PC/Mac

Free download the best 4K to HD converter, and then convert/compress (GoPro/iPhone X) 4K UHD video to HD one on Windows/macOS for playback everywhere.

4K Ultra HD[1] video has as much as 4 times the resolution of HD[2] content, offering a higher dynamic range and more clear picture. Playing/Watching 4K movie on 4K display screen is so exciting experience. Apple even launched 21.5 inch iMac with Retina 4K display after previous 5K iMac. You have to know that playing 1080p HD videos on 4K (with high dpi) screen can deliver you clear image quality no obvious pixel block at all. However, watching 4K video on HD TV/monitor will surely disappoint you, then you just need a 4K to HD Converter software for 4K video compression first.

Video/TV Mode Resolution Pixels per image
4K 4K UHD 4096 × 2304 9,437,184
4K UHD TV 3840 × 2160 8,294,400
HD 1440p 2,560 × 1,440 3,686,400
1080p 1,920 × 1,080 2,073,600
1080i 1,920 × 1,080 2,073,600
720p 1,280 × 720 921,600

See also: QHD vs 4K UHD vs 1080p

The Best 4K to HD Converter for both Windows (10) PC and Mac

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, the best 4K to HD converter, gives you an ultimate control over 4K, as well as 5K, 8K, HD 1080p and SD video files. It empowers you to convert (GoPro/iPhone X recorded) 4K to 1080p/720p HD for playback on iPhone, iPad, Android mobiles and tablets or transfer 4K footage (.mts, .m2ts) from JVC, Sony, Panasonic & Canon camcorders to HD for better watching.

The hardware acceleration techs of Intel QSV, Nvidia CUDA/NVENC and AMD 3DNow! together speed up the 4K video converting speed to the uttermost - 5x faster than other converters. [100% Secure and Clean]

More and More 4K Movies & 4K Videos

Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced on Nov. 10 that its 4K Ultra HD discs will go on sale in "early 2016." From the catalog, we can see many famed movies will be made the leap to 4K in the first batch, such as Amazing Spider-Man 2, Hancock, Chappie, Salt, The Smurfs 2 and Pineapple Express. Moreover, some newer blockbusters and classics will be restored to be offered on 4K later, for example Captain Philips, Fury, Ghostbusters, The Fifth Element and Bad Boys. Actually, it's not Sony Pictures that create 4K movie for home viewing, but 20th Fox Century, who decided to make High Dynamic Range (HDR) UHD version of its works, X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Maze Runner included.

The 4K content movie videos are becoming more and more at the online streaming services. YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Netflix, and Amazon Instant video added 4K video supporting one by one. Until then, to watch those 4K films at home, you must upgrade your screen to 4K HDTV/monitor, like Samsung 4K curved TV. Not only the purchased 4K movies can be put on the bigger and more clear screen, but also some recorded 4K video by 4K camera or brand-new smart devices e.g. iPhone X, 8/8 Plus, 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S/6, Galaxy Note S8/Note 8 ,can be moved to the 4K display screen.

How to Use 4K to HD Converter for 4K (to HD) Compressing on PC/Mac

There are piles of (HD) video converter software in the market, but many are not featuring converting 4K or even 8K UHD videos for not having H.265 codec. Here the tool we shared is a video converter that fully supports compressing 4K/2160p (to HD/SD) videos, that's WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe.

Convert 4K Video to HD File on Windows 10

What's worth to be mentioned is that this 4K (to HD) converter is recently updated with the hardware acceleration[3] (both CPU and GPU acceleration techs included) to deliver a blazing fast video converting speed. Now Let's get to know how to use the 4K to HD converter.

Step 1: Free download WinX 4K to HD Converter on your Windows PC (Mac version download), and double-click the .exe(or .dmg) to install it with seconds. Done, launch it to go to the next step.

Step 2: Input 4K video by clicking "+ Video" icon or directly dragging it to the software, and then you'll see a pop-up Output Profile window at which you can choose a HD mode as you like/need at "HD Video" category, for example AVC HD Video (.mp4), MOV HD Video (.mov), MKV HD Video (.mkv), TS HD Video, MTS Video, MPEG HD Video, AVI HD Video and WMV HD Video.

Edit HD Video Converted from 4K

Step 3: Edit HD Video Converted from 4K (optional)

▶ If necessary, you can click the Setting icon to adjust the video/audio parameters of output HD video as you like, such as the codec, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, and resolution (five specific options provided). Edit features enable you to crop/trim/add subtitles to video. You can also define the destination folder to save HD video file by clicking "Browse" to browse and choose.

▶ In case the 4K to HD conversion process raises an exception, e.g. stops unexpectedly, you'd better check "Safe Mode". "Use High Quality Engine" and "Deinterlacing" options are here for outputting the possible highest image quality. "Hardware Accelerator" gives you two choices, Intel and Nvidia, to accelerate conversion speed.

Step 4: Press "RUN" icon to have the 4K to HD converter run after everything is ready.

Better still, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe also features converting 4K to MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, 3GP, MP3, iPhone, iPad, Android, PSP/PS4 and Chromecast; free downloading online 4K videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion; and making vivid photo slideshow.

Other 4K/H.265 Software Recommendation: At present, the most popular media players, browsers and operating system are gradually adopting H.265/HEVC codec, which will surly become one of the mainstream video codecs like H.264.

You may be interested in: Top H.265/HEVC Video Players | H.265 vs H.264 | Best H.265 Supported Video Converter for iPhone 6

External Source:
[1] 4K Ultra HDwiki: 4K resolution, also called 4K, refers to a display device or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels...
[2] HD Videowiki: High-definition video is video of higher resolution and quality than standard-definition. While there is no standardized meaning for high-definition, generally any video image with considerably more than 480 horizontal lines (North America) or 576 horizontal lines (Europe) is considered high-definition...
[3] Hardware Accelerationwiki:In computing, hardware acceleration is the use of computer hardware to perform some functions faster than is possible in software running on a more general-purpose CPU...

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