4K UHD refers to a horizontal screen display or image resolution of about 4000 pixels like 3840×2160 pixels, 4096×2160 pixels. It has captured more and more devices and made its way into people's homes, just as our iPhone supports 4k videos as well.
But a 4K video takes up larger space than the 1080P video, and it can only be enjoyed on the 4K monitors. So, how to convert 4K to 1080P? This article introduces three ways to convert 4K video to 1080P iPhone for playback on portable devices without hassle.
Cisdem Video Converter for Mac is the best 4K video converter toolbox for batch video conversion, DVD ripping, and YouTube sharing in on go. It supports 4K, 1080P, 720P, etc. video download and any format video conversion. In addition, you can also use it to edit/trim/crop/rotate videos, create special effects or add watermarks to videos, and more. It helps you download 4K videos and convert them to dozens of digital device players.
I am satisfied with its smooth and easy working flow, faster speed than others. If you are interested in it as well, come to download the free version of the Cisdem Video Converter.
There are two ways to load 4K Video Files. Directly drag-n-drop files to the interface, or you can click the “Media Browser” at the top right corner at the right and load video from Folder, iTunes and Devices.
This 4K to 1080P converter for Mac is packed with a built-in video editor. Click the edit icon and switch to the video editing window. You can trim favorite video segments, and crop, rotate, add image/text watermarks and load external subtitles, even create a 3D effect. It is pretty suitable for iPhone/Camcorder recorded video clips, you can customize and touch up to perfect it.
Click the format icon, the output format profile window appears. You can see all formats are well categorized by terminal digital players/devices/software. Go to “Apple Device” > “iPhone” and then choose one of the iPhone models, e.g. “iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max”.
Click the icon to open up an “Advanced Settings” dialog, and choose 1920×1080 from Resolution. You can also customize the Quality, Codec, Bit Rate, Frame Rate, etc. for a better output result.
Click the "OK" button if all settings are finished, and then click to convert 4K video to 1080P for iPhone on Mac. The processing speed is far faster than others in the market. You will enjoy a brilliant video converting experience.
The software offers the best preset for iPhone devices- MP4 (container), H.264 (video codec), AAC (audio codec). If you desire to convert 4K videos to other types of formats, you can go to “General Video” or “General Audio” to select output formats. Check the format supported by iPhone below:
You can search and find your favorite 4K movies on YouTube.com. Simply copy its URL, and paste the video URL into the "download" interface of Cisdem Video Converter, then begin to download.
HandBrake is an open-source video transcoder program that's available on Windows and Mac. It provides a host of presets for devices, but the output format can only be MP4 and MKV. Besides changing 4K to 1080P, it can rip DVDs or Blu-ray to supported digital formats as well.
You can put your 4K video file into iMovie and export a QuickTime file in 1080P.
I don’t recommend you to use the online 4K to 1080P converters. At least for now, I haven't found any good free online tools that can work well. For example:
This post mainly discusses how to convert 4K to 1080P iPhone. If you want to convert 4K video to 1080P in a convenient and effective way, Cisdem Video Converter is the best choice for Mac users, which will bring you a fabulous experience as described in the above-mentioned steps. If you are more inclined to complete the task for free and faster, try the iMovie, Handbrake, or VLC.
Megan is the chief editor of Cisdem, she has an impressive deal of experience with Mac software and has the ability to explain tech stuff in a simplified, straightforward and easy to understand way.