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How to Downscale 4K to 1080p Quickly and Easily
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Check out the step-by-step tutorial on how and why downscale 4K to 1080p below:

How to Downscale 4K Video to 1080p on Mac and PC

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4K (Ultra HD) has a resolution of 3840 x 2640, with four times as many as pixels as 1080p. You can easily get 4K contents from sources like YouTube or shoot 4K by GoPro, Yi 4K+, DJI drones and many affordable 4K cameras from Panasonic, Sony, Nikon, etc.

However, it's not easy to play, edit or share 4K videos, compared to 1080P, so many people will convert 4K footage to 1080p. This tutorial will show you how to convert 4K to 1080p on Mac and PC.

Why Downscaling 4K to 1080p?

If you want to experience real 4K content, you need a 4K monitor. Normally, 1080p is good enough for watching on your laptop or mobile. Also, 4K video file size is huge, for example, a minute of 4K 30fps video takes up 375MB, while 1080p at 30fps requires only 130MB. By compressing 4K files to HD, it definitely saves space.

Besides, there are requirements for uploading video to social media platforms like video format and file size limit. If you want to post video to multiple social media, downscaling 4K to 1080p/720p MP4 is a very good option.

Best Way to Downscale 4K to 1080p

  • WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

Downscale & convert 4K/HD videos in real fast speed. Change video format to MP4, HEVC, AVI, MP3 and more!

How to Convert 4K Video to 1080p:

To do that, you need a tool that can handle 4K conversion perfectly - WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe.

Download this 4K to 1080p Converter for Windows (or Mac).

1. Add 4K Video Files

Launch WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, click on "+ Video" button to import 4K videos, or drag & drop files to the program.

2. Select 1080p Resolution

Choose MP4 Video (Resolution: 1920x1080) profile. Set outputs as LQ(Low Quality), default, or HQ(High Quality), press "OK".

Note: You can also choose other output formats like MOV or MPEG. In that case, tap the gear "advanced settings" icon in program's interface, then choose 1080p or any resolution you need.

3. Choose Output Folder and Convert

Click "Browse" to set destination folder, and hit "RUN" to convert 4K to 1080p.

Why WinX is the Best Way to Downscale 4K:

Unlike converting 4K to 1080p online, this 4K Video Converter offers a stable and fast converting process. By supporting the most advanced Hardware Acceleration tech, WinX helps you convert large 4K files to 1080p faster than ever while keeping the best quality. To be more specific, it can utilize Intel® QSV and Nvidia® CUDA/NVENC to decode, process and encode 4K videos intelligently, at higher compression ratio with subtle pixel-level difference in video quality. Try it and explore more features >

Learn more about WinX's 4K-Capable Hardware Processing Tech >>

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