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Downscaling DJI Phantom 4 4K to 1080p for Easier playback/edit

This article explores an easy way to compress/downscale DJI Phantom 4 4K (MP4/MOV) to 1080p for easier playback and editing.

Downscaling DJI Phantom 4 4K to 1080p for Easier playback/edit
With a hot 4K Drone- DJI Phantom 4, you can record at cinema 4K resolution (4,096 by 2,160) at 24 or 25fps. After recording, you may wanna import these outstanding DJI Phantom 4 4K videos into FCP/Premiere/Avid, etc NLEs for editing. While it seems that most video editing softwares can not support DJI Phantom 4 4K video files well. See a quoted issue:

"So I did some 4k recording with DJI Phantom 4 and the video playback is very choppy. The computer I downloaded the video file to the HDD is equipped for video editing and we have done several 4k projects prior to this with other cameras with no issues. Also if I change to 1080 its butter smooth. any ideas? Is this a camera issue or user issue?"

Playing and editing DJI Phantom 4K videos on a computer is extremely hardware intensive. It seems that the computer can not afford DJI Phantom 4K videos well. We can have a try to downscale 4K into 1080p, which will make the 4K videos more editable without choppy issues. Here Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to help you compress DJI Phantom 4 4K files to 1080p within simple steps.

Considered to be the best 4K Ultra HD video converter, it is surely in the support of compressing 4K UHD videos to 1080p faultlessly. Plus, this 4K video converter enables you to transcode 4K videos to any format MOV, WMV, FLV, MPG, AVI, MKV... What’s more, it also provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro, AIC MOV for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, etc to meet your needs. Overall, this program is a completely professional 4K HD video converter, player and editor. For Windows user, Brorsoft Video Converter is the alternative choice that allows you to convert 4K to 1080p on Windows at high speed.

Downscaling DJI Phantom 4K Footage to 1080P

1. Load DJI Phantom 4 4K Video

Launch the 4K to 1080p Converter; click "Add Video" and load your 4K files from DJI Phantom 4 or hard drive.

2. Decide Output Format

Click the "Format" drop down list to select MOV, MPG, AVI, etc format from "Common Video" as you want. Since this video converter also provides optimal profiles for kinds of editing programs and media devices, you can also select a proper format that best meets your needs.

3. Downsize original 4K resolution at 1080p

Click "Settings" button; you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To down-convert ultra HD 4K to 1080p, do remember adjusting video size to 1920*1080. That is the exact 1080p.

4. Start 4K to 1080p Conversion

Hit "Convert" button to let the DJI Phantom 4 4K to 1080p conversion begin. When the conversion finished, check the generated 1080p video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be much easier for you to playback and edit. Enjoy.

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