Part 1: Why You May Need to Convert/Compress 4K to 1080p?
While 4K Ultra HD is being in vogue nowadays bringing us marvelous viewing experiences, you could enjoy many amazing 4K UHD videos online shot by Panasonic, Sony, Canon, Gopro, DJI drone digital cameras etc. Nonetheless, many people are still struggling to compress and convert 4K to 1080p HD. Why? Probably because of following reasons:
A: 4K video file (4096 x 2160) is not compatible with most media players and mobile devices now, on the contrary, 1080p HD (1920 x 1080) works fine and can be widely played on VLC, Windows Media Player, iPhone, iPad, Samsung, HTC etc. Some free media players may be able to play 4K files, but without hardware acceleration decoding and playing, the tools are often crashed.
B: It is cumbersome to edit 4K videos in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Windows Movie Maker and other video editing software.
C: Unable to upload 4K videos to video sharing sites like YouTube, Facebook, etc. because of its big file size and high definition. >> Resize Video
D: Unable to send videos via Email like Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook mail, Yahoo mail, Whatsapp, etc because the videos exceed the attachment limitations.
E: 4K video occupies too much space on mobiles, hard drive, iCloud, etc. Think about it, 1 Min. of 4K video in H.264 format at 30FPS will require 350MB, while 1 Min. of 1080p video in H.264 format at 30FPS will only require 130MB.
So in many cases, you may still need to comporess 4K video to 1080p. Here we'll introduce you the fastest hardware accelerated 4K video converter for Windows (10) to help you easily and smoothly accomplish the 4K to 1080p conversion compression task at fastest speed.
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To achieve converting and downscaling 4K to 1080p, all you need is professional 4K video scaler. VideoProc is such a helpful and powerful 4K to 1080p video converter receiving global acclaim. This first-class HD video converter is capable of converting any 4K video to 1080p with the highest quality and an ultrafast converting speed with its built-in High Quality Engine, Multi-core CPU (utmost 8) and hardware acceleration including Intel QSV, Nvidia CUDA/NVENC, AMD tech, etc. You can enable hardware acceleration to speed the 4K video decoding, processing and encoding speed and reduce the CPU workload for other tasks.
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What's more, this stellar 4K video converter compressor can also convert and reduce (Gopro) 4K video to 1080p HD in AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, MKV, M2TS, convert Gopro HERO7 Black 4K HEVC videos to H.264; compress videos to iPhone XS/XS Max/X/8/7/6S/6S Plus/6, iPad, Samsung, HTC and other 410 preset profiles, so as to realize easy playback of 4K videos on any media player and mobile device. Advanced video editing functionality like customizing the video audio bit rate, video resolution, frame rate and changing aspect ratio are also accessible with this 4K video converter in the process of downsizing 4K UHD videos to 1080p. Fast cut, crop, merge video. Finally, it is perfectly compatible with Windows 10/8/8.1//7, etc.
Step 1. Add a 4K video.
Run VideoProc and click "Video" button. Directly drag or click "+Video" button to import the 4K video you'd like to compress or convert. Gopro 4K HEVC videos or any other 4K HEVC/H.264 videos are perfectly supported to convert and compress with Intel QSV and Nvidia NVENC hardware acceleration.
Step 2. Set the output format and 1080p resolution.
Here you could choose to downscale 4K video to 1080p HD in the universal MP4 video format and select "1920 x 1080" resolution from the video audio parameters setting window by clicking "Codec Option" icon. (MP4 video is widely used for flawless playback on nearly all media players and devices, uploading on social sites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc, sending via emails, etc. Except MP4, you can compress and convert 4K to 1080p video in AVI, FLV, WMV format and more.)
Step 3. Click "Run" to start compress and convert 4K to 1080p.
Set an output destination folder by clicking "Browse" button. When all things done, right click "RUN" button to start to compress and convert 4K Ultra HD to 1080p video. The whole process only costs you few minutes.
Tip: Decoding, processing, encoding 4K videos or other large video files will use much CPU power and make your computer become extremely slow or even crash. Luckily, VideoProc can utilize Intel QSV, Nvidia CUDA/NVENC GPU hardware acceleration to make the whole 4K video compression process fast enough.
Beatrice Green is a creative copywriter & marketer with 4-year work experience in Digiarty, professional in delivering thoughtful guides, tips or news related to DVD/video conversion/edit issues, latest hot movies, music, digital devices, tech events, and more.