Downscaling/Downconverting DJI Phantom 3 4K footage to 1080p on Mac ( El Capitan)

A tutorial shows you how to downscale DJI Phantom 3 4K to 1080p for easier playing and editing.

At first glance you’d think the Phantom 3 is just the Phantom 2 Vision+. Look underneath it, though, and you’ll see a trio of new sensors on the tail, which let the drone see the ground. This means that the drone should remain stable, even if it doesn’t have GPS lock. Like if you’re flying it indoors. More on that in a sec.

And then there’s the camera. It looks just like the camera on the Phantom 2 Vision+, but it ain’t. It’s now capable of shooting 4K video.

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 3 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, Brorsoft 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 3 Ultra HD 4K to 1080p

Step 1. Load DJI Phantom 3 4K Video

Launch the 4K to 1080p Converter; click "Add Video" and load your 4K files from DJI Phantom 3 or hard drive.



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 3 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 3 footage in Premiere Pro, “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg)” would be the best choice.



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 3 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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