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How to Compress GoPro Hero 4K to 1080p HD on Windows (10) or Mac

Easily compress/downscale GoPro Hero Black 4K to 1080p HD on Windows (10) or Mac at ultrafast speed with a professional GoPro 4K editor.

GoPro Hero Black or above can record 4K 60fps/30fps/24fps videos offering the highest level of detail and clarity. However, 4K video often has a large file size. You may not be able to watch the GoPro 4K videos smoothly if your computer is old, or can't edit or play the GoPro 4K video if the video editor/player cannot perform well in handling 4K videos. Compressing GoPro Hero 4K to 1080p HD is the solution.

Processing 4K videos needs much CPU power and may cause your computer become tardy or freeze, but it would be easier if you have a hardware-accelerated video converter & editor at hand like WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. Utilizing this GPU-accelerated video converter & editor can deliver ultrafast speed in downscaling GoPro Hero 4K to 1080p or converting GoPro Hero Black 4K HEVC videos.

Fast Compress GoPro Hero 4K to 1080p HD with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

  • Downscale GoPro Hero 4K (HEVC) to 1080p with best quality for easier playback or editing. Upscale 1080p to 4K.
  • Cut, crop, merge GoPro 4K, 1080o, 720p videos, adjust video resolution, frame rate, bit rate for uploading to YouTube, etc.
  • Convert HEVC, MKV, AVCHD, M2TS, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV or any other video from one format to another.
  • Support Intel/Nvidia/AMD hardware acceleration to deliver fastest speed in video converting and compressing.

4 Steps to Easily Compress/Downscale GoPro Hero 4K to 1080p

Free download and install the best fastest GoPro 4K video editor & converter – WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe – on Windows 10/8/7 or Mac. Follow the step-by-step guide below to fast downsize GoPro Hero 4K video to 1080p with best quality. This smart converter can also fast convert GoPro 4K HEVC to H.264 or in reverse at fastest speed with hardware acceleration.

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Step 1. Load GoPro Hero 4K video

Launch WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and click "+Video" button to find and load the GoPro Hero 4K video which you'd like to compress to 1080p into the program. GoPro Hero Black 4K HEVC, 4K H.264 videos are supported. You can add several videos for batch editing and converting.

Step 2. Choose output video format

In the pop-up Output Profile window, choose one desired video format as the output. Hundreds of video formats and preset device profiles are available including MP4, FLV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, H.264, HEVC, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPad, Android Samsung Galaxy S9/S8 and more.

Step 3. Select 1080p as target resolution

Compress GoPro 4K to 1080p

Then click the gear icon. In this window, you could change resolution, video codec, frame rate, bit rate, aspect ratio, etc. Click the down-arrow beside Resolution and choose 1920x1080 as the target resolution.

Optionally, you can click "Edit" button to cut GoPro video clips, crop GoPro video frame, or click "Merge" option on the main interface to merge several GoPro video clips into one.

Step 4. Compress GoPro Hero 4K to 1080p

Compressing or converting GoPro 4K videos or other large videos consumes much CPU power. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe delivers high performance in large 4K video decoding, processing and encoding since it utilizes Intel QSV and Nvidia CUDA/NVENC hardware acceleration. It is advised to enable hardware acceleration on the main interface to ensure a fast and smooth GoPro 4K to 1080p compressing process.

Hit "RUN" to start downscaling GoPro Hero Black 4K video to 1080p at superfast speed with best quality.

About GoPro and Its Products Line – Wiki Resource

GoPro: GoPro, Inc. (formerly Woodman Labs, Inc) is an American manufacturer of action cameras, often used in extreme-action videography and part of the connected sport movement. Its famous products include HD HERO cameras, HERO 10/11, etc...


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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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