Best 4K to 1080p Converter to Downscale 4K to 1080p with Excellent Quality

By Candice Liu to convert videos, 4K UHD | Last Updated on Dec 3, 2018

If you recently bought a 4K Ultra HD TV or you're thinking about scooping one up soon, there is no problem for your 4K videos watching. But things are different if you don't have a 4K TVs, 4K video players and even any devices compatible with 4K videos. You'll find your 4K video won't play at all. Worse still, even if you can play 4K on your devices, it's much overburdened since an hour of H.264 4K video could grab at least 5GB of storage, not to mention it will take too much use of your devices.

Thus, for those with 4K playback issues, their business comes to how to enjoy 4K UHD content in all of its sweet, eye-popping glory on more devices like Mac/PCs, iPhone iPad Android with excellent quality but no 4K video file size limit. The answer is a 4K to 1080p converter that converts, downscales and compresses 4K UHD to 1080p Full HD.

Best 4K to 1080p HD Converter for Mac & Windows

Though there are many video converters for Mac and Windows available, most tend to be slow, complicated and even unreliable, very few of them can handle 4K videos. Luckily, the best of the brunch - MacX Video Converter Pro now is capable of tacking 4K videos. Besides 4K compatibility, all these features make the converter been in fore:

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How to Convert and Downscale 4K to 1080p?

Firstly, this 4K video converter is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and above (including macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan) and Windows 10/8.1/7/XP. For a start, you can download the program according to the desktop you're running.
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Step 1: Load your 1080p FHD video to the program.
Launch the program, then click on + Video, choose the target 1080p FHD files from computer, and tap Open to load 1080p videos. Or you can also simply drag and drop the 1080p HD video to the current window.

Step 2: Choose output format.
After video loaded, there pops up a window for output format choosing. For a wider compatibility and smaller video file size, you're highly recommended to convert and compress 4K UHD to 1080p in H.264 MP4 format. So click on General Profiles > MP4 Video > Done to choose MP4 as your output format.

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Step 3: Downscale 4K to 1080p.
Click on , and you're able to adjust parameters like video codec, resolution, frame rate, aspect ratio, bitrate etc. Choose 1920×1080 from the resolution drop-down list and click OK to downscale 4K UHD to 1080p Full HD.

Step 4: Start 4K videos downscaling now.
Optionally, you can click on Browse to determine where you'd like save your compressed 4K video to. Then tap RUN to start converting and downscaling 4K ultra HD to 1080p now. By the way, you can convert 8K to 4K, 1080p to 720p and more with the same steps.

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Users may have different needs of conversion. Some would like to finish 4K UHD downscaling fast and care less about the quality, so check the Hardware Encoder box on the right-hand side to take advantage of Intel/Nvidia/AMD hardware acceleration. While some others prefer a high quality output video, you can check the High Quality Engine and Deinterlacing options to optimise the image quality, though this will have some impact on speed. Still, if you just downscale videos to 1080p from 4K without changing the video codec, you can tick the box of Auto Copy, which will speed up the conversion up to 10 times.

What Users Say about This 4K to 1080p Video Converter

The reasons why you should convert HD to 4K may be various. But ultimately, you must want to enjoy a clearer and crisper 4K resolution video. Here I pick up some users' appeals about why they want to upconvert 720p/1080p HD to 4K resolution.

Perfectly convert my high def MKV files to MP4 format.

I have a 3840×2160 MKV file in H.264 codec, and I converted it to MP4 in 1080p with this tool for playback on my VLC player. It's very fast, produces great image quality (I see no differences with my eyes), and audio was synced beautifully. I particularly like the Auto Copy feature. In my conversion, I check the box of this option and about 2 minutes only are taken to convert an one-hour MKV to MP4 in H.264. - Jame Agee

Best converter from all I used until now.

I'm exciting to say it works fine and quick. I have a lot of 4K UHD videos, of HEVC, H.264, VP9 etc codec. I just wanna watch them on my Macbook Pro of macOS High Sierra, so I converted all of 4K video in the old H.264, VP9 MKV MP4 formats to H.265 HEVC MP4. It did an excellent job, retaining resolution and image-quality but dramatically reducing file size up to 50%. - Robert M. Howard

I can watch my favorite 4K videos on iPad.

With the help of this 4K video converter, I can convert any my 4K ultra hd videos and play 4K UHD on my iPad Pro wherever I go. It's nice that I can directly choose iPad Pro as output format rather than setting video codec, resolution, frame rate, audio codec, bitrate, and more like other video converters. BTW, I'm totally confused when setting parameters in Handbrake.. - Gertie

MacX Video Converter Pro - Process 4K UHD to 1080p Losslessly

MacX Video Converter Pro, the best 4K to HD video converter, can quickly downscale 4K to 2K, 1080P, 720P with sharp image quality among video formats, transcode HEVC to H.264, VP8 to VP9, H.264 to H.265, MKV to MP4 etc. Still, it does well on upconverting 1080p/720p to 4K as well.

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