Can't Play DJI Phantom 4 4K Videos - Downscale 4K to 1080p

Published on by Chris King

Here is a simple tutorial on how to downscale DJI Phantom 4 4K to 1080p for easier playback and editing. Learn how to.

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Whether for cinematography or just shooting for fun, the DJI Phantom 4 gives you the ability to capture DCI-spec 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24 or 25 fps and UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at up to 30 fps. However, as we know, the majority of playback, editing work is still being finished in 1080p including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, etc. In most cases, in order to play or edit DJI Phantom 4 4K videos smoothly, you will need to downscale most of the 4K video files to 1080p. And in this article we will teach you how to downscale DJI Phantom 4 4K to 1080p step by step.

There are many video tools out there that can convert and compress the 4K videos, however, few of them can process at a fast speed. After multiple tests, I highly recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is surely in the support of compressing DJI Phantom 4 4K videos to 1080p faultlessly. Besides, the video app can help you to convert 4K MOV/MP4 from DJI Phantom 3 to FCP/Adobe Premiere/Avid MC, iMovie more compatible format like Apple ProRes, MPEG-2, DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec, etc. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can trim, crop and retouch your videos in clicks. Overall, this program is a completely professional 4K HD video converter, player and editor. For Windows (Windows 10 included) users, the Windows verison Video Converter is the alternative choice. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.

Guide: How to downscale 4K to 1080p from DJI Phantom 4 MP4/MOV footage

Step 1. Load DJI Phantom 4 4K Video

Install the DJI Phantom 4 4K to 1080p converter program on Mac and run it. Drag the 4K video clips to the software. Or you can also click "Add video" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.

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Step 2. Decide Output Format

Click the "Format" drop down list to select output format like MPEG-2. If you want to play or edit DJI Phantom 4 videos on decent media player or editing programs, you'd better set a preset profile that best meets your needs. For example, if you want to edit DJI Phantom 4 footage in Premiere Pro, "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg)" would be the best choice.

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Step 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 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 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.

See more:
Get the Best 4K Ultra HD Video Converter
How to Import 4K video to Final Cut Pro
How to import 4K video to Sony Vegas Pro

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