Downscaling/Downconverting DJI Phantom 4 4K footage to 1080p on Mac (El Capitan)

This tutorial shows you an easy way to downscale and downconverting DJI 4 4K footage to 1080p for easier playing and editing.


The Phantom 4 is the best consumer drone that DJI has released to date. It takes everything we loved about the Phantom 3 Professional and improves upon it. You get smooth, stabilized 4K video capture, longer flight times, the ability to capture aerial footage at speeds that can touch 50mph, and 12-megapixel still capture in your choice of Raw or JPG format. Front-mounted cameras prevent the drone from crashing into obstacles in its path, and it can track moving subjects on its own. And the new flight mode that lets you take control of the drone simply by tapping your smartphone’s display is a welcome addition.

And then there’s the camera. It’s capable of shooting 4K video like the Phantom 3. Considering most people don’t even own a screen capable of viewing 4K video content, most users would be content with the 1080p-resolution, 60-frames-per-second quality of the Phantom 4 Advanced. Since the majority of my work is still being finished in 1080p, i have been downscaling most of the stuff my 4k shot to 1080p, in this way, a great 4K video converter becomes a must.

With the popularization of such advanced technology, there must be numbered tools and utilities to convert and compress the lumpish ultra HD videos for easier playing, editing and streaming. Just like the way it is dealing with 1080p HD videos, EaseFab Video Converter for Mac is surely in the support of converting 4K UHD videos in any formats faultlessly.

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. For Windows users, turn to 4K Ultra HD video converter.

Guide: How to downscale/convert DJI Phantom 4 Ultra HD 4K to 1080p

Step 1. Load DJI Phantom 4 4K Video

Launch the 4K to 1080p Converter; click “Add Video” and load your 4K files from DJI Phantom 4 or hard drive.


Step 2. Select output format

Now select a proper format as the output format from the drop-down-list of “Profile”. There are MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, etc. available for your choice. If you want to convert DJI Phantom 4 4K footage to editing in Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid or iMovie, there are professional encoders like ProRes, MPEG-2, DNxHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, etc. in the “Editing Software” category. Here we take “Common Video” > “MP4” as example. After selecting the output format, you can choose an output path as the destination folder to save the converted 1080p MP4 movie.


Step 3. Set 1080p resolution

Click “Settings” button to customize these settings. Please set the “size(pixel)” as 1920*1080. Meanwhile, other parameters can be adjusted according to your own requirements.


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.

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