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How to Convert/Downscale 4K Ultra HD Video to 2K/1080p HD Video on PC/Mac Easily

Why Convert 4K Ultra High Definition to 2K/1080p Resolution?

4K content, 4K video and 4K resolution are coming to everyone's daily life since the increasingly number of tablets, mobile phones, computers and TVs are able to play 4K video movies. 4K (2160p) resolution's images are around 4,000 pixels wide and it means more pixels. More pixels means more information and more information means sharper and more clear pictures – but don't forget one thing, the higher resolution also definitely needs more "energy” and "time". That is to say, more space to save your 4K movie video and more time to download a 4K video are much-needed.

Therefore, it's not a wise choice for users to watch or download 4K video on portable devices. And now, here is an alternative for you – convert 4K to 2K/1080p resolution. 2K resolution is a generic term for display devices or content having horizontal resolution of approximately 2,000 pixels. Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) defines 2K resolution standard as 2048×1080. After downscaling 4K to 2K/1080p, you can enjoy high definition videos on mobile phones and tablets in a hassle-free way and won't be bothered by the insufficient memory error any more.

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Best 4K to 2K HD Video Converter - WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

- Convert video: Compress 4K to 2K/1080p. Convert almost any video to MP4, FLV, AVI, WMV, MOV, H.264, HEVC, iPhone (XS), iPad, Android, etc.
- Download video: Free download 8K/4K/1080p/720p videos, movies, MP3 songs from YouTube and 1000+ sites.
- Edit video: Cut, crop, rotate, flip, merge video. Add effects/watermark/subtitles to video. Adjust video/audio settings.
- Record video: Capture screen video with audio. Freely select video recording area. Record video with web-cam.
- Convert DVD: Convert home-made or commercial DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, H.264, HEVC, MKV, iPhone (XS), etc.
- Intel/Nvidia/AMD hardware acceleration is supported which ensures fastest video decoding/processing/encoding speed.

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Top HD Video Converter Helps Downscale 4K to 2K or Lower Resolution Effortlessly

A remarkable HD video converter is badly needed for converting 4K Ultra High Definition video to lower resolution 2K/1080p HD video. And here WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is strongly recommended for as one of the best HD video converter.

This eminent 2160p to 1080p converter can perfectly convert 4K UHD video (4096x2160, 3840x2160) to 2K/1080p with the fastest convert speed due to the support of Intel QSV and Nvidia CUDA/NVENC Hardware Acceleration technology, Multi-core CPU and Hyper-threading.

What's more, in addition to downscaling 4K to 2K, this 4K to 2K video converter is also able to convert any 8K/4K/HD/SD videos to MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, MP3, AAC, iPhone ringtone, iPhone 11/Pro/Xs, iPad Pro/Air/Mini, Android, Windows phone etc easily and quickly. Besides, it enables you to free download 8K/4K/1080p/720p HD/SD videos, hot movie trailers/full movie, MP3 audio from Dailymotion, Facebook and other over 1000 online video sites with zero quality loss.

What If The HD Video Converter Does Not Support Hardware Acceleration?

Software-based video processing is quite CPU-intensive with high temperature, which is not only slow but also harmful for computer hardware. Especially with the popularity of 1080p, 2(.7)K, and 4K videos, the performance requirements for video processing software have increased greatly. Since GPU hardware is a born expert on handling computing-intensive tasks, including media processing, more and more video applications start to add support for hardware acceleration.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, as the first to reach level-3 hardware acceleration, applies the advanced Intel QSV and NVIDIA CUDA/NVENC technologies to level up the entire video processing speed to the most, while maintaining the high quality still.

How to Convert/Downscale/Compress 4K Resolution Video to 2K/1080p Video in 4 Simple Steps?

Free download and install WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe on your Windows (Win 10 included) PC, or Mac.

Step 1: Click "Video" and "+Video" button to add 4K Ultra HD video to this 4K to 2K/1080p HD video converter. After a while, an output profile window will automatically pop up.

Step 2: You are able to select output format like Apple Device, Android Pad, Android Mobile and so on. Here we recommend you to choose "2K MP4 Video" under general profiles.

Convert 4K to 2K
Convert 4K to 2K

Step 3: And next, if you need to change destination folder, just tap "Browse" button to choose video path. If you choose other video format in step 2, do remember to click gear icon to reset the output resolution to 2K. Many other resolution options are stil here like 1080p, 720p, 960x640 etc.

Step 4: Click "RUN" to start to downscale 4K to 2K/1080p task.


author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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