Downscaling Blackmagic 4K to 1080P Efficiently

Published on by Chris King

How to play, edit Blackmagic 4K footage easily? There is a simple tutorial on how to downscale Blackmagic 4K to 1080p for easier playback and editing. Learn details.

Downscaling Blackmagic 4K to 1080P Efficiently

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is precision engineered for quality in an incredibly small size. It brings you visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ) recordings.  While, the majority of work is still being finished in 1080p(no matter in FCP 7, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro or Avid Media Composer), I’ve been downscaling most of the Blackmagic 4K videos to 1080p. If you are also looking to downscale Blackmagic 4K to 1080P, you are in the right place. Go ahead.

Actually, there's no way to edit a Blackmagic 4K project in FCP 7, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere 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 Blackmagic 4K to 1080P video

Download and install Brorsoft 4K Video Converter for Mac

Overall, this program is a completely professional Ultra HD video converter, player and editor. Unlike some free video converters, it is capable of serving as the best 4K Video Converter for Mac users. 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, Apple InterMediate Codec for 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(4K, 2K, 1080p, 720p ) the users want. So you can use it to downsize your Blackmagic 4K footage to 1080p video effortlessly. For those who want to convert/downscale 4K videos on Windows(Windows 8 included), please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter.

STEP 1. Import Blackmagic 4K files

After the installation, launch the Blackmagic 4K Converter; click “Add Video” and load your 4K videos. This program supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple files into it at a time.

STEP 2. Choose 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 profile like Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format that best meets your needs.

STEP 3. Downsize Video Resolution to 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 Blackmagic ultra HD 4K to 1080p, do remember adjusting video size to 1920*1080. That is the exact 108p.

STEP 4. Start 4K to 1080p Conversion

Hit “Convert” button to start down-converting Blackmagic 4K to 1080p. It would take several minutes due to the file size. You can set “Shutdown converter after conversion” to do your other work.

After the conversion, click Open to locate 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 Blackmage 4K clips anywhere you want them.

Editor’s Notes: This versatile 4K to 1080p Converter not only can help you convert and downsize 4K videos from Blackmagic, but also allow you to downscale Panasonic GH4 4K to 1080p, Panasonic HC-X1000 4K to 1080p… Of course, if you want to keep your 4K video, if can support outputting original 4K files for you. What’s more, with it, you can freely enjoy your 4K videos/movies, 4K YouTube clips, wherever you like, such as watching 4K movies (in any format) on 4K TV(Samsung Smart TV, Sony Bravia TV, Panasonic Viera TV, LG 3D/LED/LCD TV and so on) and even on mobile devices like Galaxy S4.

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