Downscale 4K to 1080P from Panasonic GH4 MP4/MOV Footage

Published on by Chris King

A simple tutorial on how to downscale Panasonic GH4 MP4/MOV footage to 1080p for easier playback and editing.

Downscale 4K to 1080P from Panasonic GH4 MP4/MOV Footage

I’ve talked about the skills for how to downsize 1080P to 720P. When I got some 4K footage from my camcorder Panasonic GH4, I’m seeking for the way to downscale 4K to 1080P(I wanna import the 4K footage to FCP X).

If you recorded some videos by Panasonic GH4, you may like editing the 4K videos. Of course, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro are all your choices. But, we can’t import Panasonic GH4 4K to FCP/iMovie/Avid/Premiere Pro directly due to the codec incompatibility. Something else, there's actually no way to edit a 4K project in FCP 7/iMovie/Avid natively. In this case, downscale 4K to 1080P is really necessary since 1080p would be the best settings. It will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. And it also brings easier 4K playback if you want to view the 4K videos on your TV or other media devices.

How to Downscale Panasonic GH4 4K to 1080P video

First, download and install Brorsoft 4K Video Converter for Mac

Overall, this program is a completely professional HD video converter, player and editor. Unlike some free video converters, it is capable of serving as the best 4K Video Converter for Mac. It provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro, AIC MOV for FCE (Final Cut Express) and iMovie, MP4 for any mobile or PC video players, and more formats for better editing, playing, and burning. This Ultra HD Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want. So you can downsize 4K to 1080p video effortlessly. For Windows users, turn to Brorsoft Video Converter.

1. Load Source Video Launch the 4K to 1080p Converter; click “Add Video” and load your 4K HD files. This program supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple files into it at a time.

2. Decide Output Format Click the "Format" drop down list to select a proper video foramt 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.

And by clicking Edit, you can trim, crop videos, adjust video effects, add watermarks, etc.

3. Set Video 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 108p.

4. Start 4K to 1080p Conversion Hit “Convert” button to let the 4K HD 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 easier for you to playback and edit your Panasonic GH4 4K clips.

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