Downscale Canon XC15 4K to 1080p Efficiently

Published on by Chris King

Wanna play, edit Canon XC15 4K footage easily? There is a simple tutorial on how to downscale Canon XC15 4K to 1080p for easier playback and editing. Learn how to.

Downscale Canon XC15 4K to 1080p Efficiently
Thanks to its high-sensitivity one-inch CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV 5 image processing platform with high calculation-processing power, the new Canon XC15 is capable of capturing high-image quality and low-noise 4K UHD video. While, as far as I know, 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 Canon XC15 4K videos to 1080p. If you are also looking to downscale Canon XC15 4K to 1080P, you are in the right place. Go ahead.

Actually, there's no way to edit a Canon XC15 4K project in FCP 7, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere natively. In this case, downscaling 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.

To finis the 4K to 1080p downsample process, a 4K video converter app is the key. Here I’d like to recommend 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 Canon XC15 4K MXF to 1080p video effortlessly. For those who want to convert/downscale 4K videos on Windows(Windows 8 included), please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter.

How to Downscale Canon XC15 4K to 1080P video

STEP 1. Import Canon XC15 4K files

After the installation, launch the best 4K converter mac; click “Add Video” and load your 4K .mxf 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 Canon XC15 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 Canon XC15 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 Canon XC15 4K clips anywhere you want them.

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