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Can’t play Zenmuse X5/X5R 4K videos? Downscale 4K to 1080p on Mac/Windows

July 8, 2016

Summary: This tutorial shows you an easy way to downscale and downconvert Zenmuse X5/X5R 4K footage to 1080p for easier playing and editing.

"I am doing some DJI Zenmuse X5/X5R 4K video editing. I see my desktop is very powerful. However, when I playback the video, it’s very choppy, and not easy to do the editing. Does any pros have any idea on 4K workflow? Much appreciated!"

Both Zenmuse X5 and X5R are capable of recording 4K UHD video with a resolution of 3840x2160 and 4K Cinema video with a resolution of 4096x2160 in MP4 or MOV format compressed with MPEG-4/AVC/H.264F codec. With this high definition image ability showed to use, DJI Zenmuse X5/X5R has attracted a lot of users. While on the other hand, it's not always easy to play the Zenmuse 4K videos on tablet/smartphones or edit the 4K videos in NLEs like Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Avid, iMovie, etc. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the problem. Since the majority of work is still being finished in 1080p, you can downsacle the DJI Zenmuse X5/X5R footage from 4K to 1080p, which is the best way to work DJI Zenmuse X5/X5R videos smoothly on Mac/PC.



To resize the Zenmuse 4K to 1080p, you can adopt Brosoft Video Converter for Mac for help. Overall, this program is a completely professional HD video converter, player and editor on Mac (OS X El Capitan included). 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. So you can downsize Zenmuse X5/X5R 4K to 1080p video for smoothly editing and playing effortlessly.

If you want to convert 4K to 1080p in Windows (Windows 10 included) PC, please turn to the Windows version. Now download the right program and follow the guide below to learn how to resize DJI Zenmuse 4K videos to 1080p in simple clicks of mouse.



Guide on Downscaling DJI Zenmuse X5/X5R 4K to 1080p for editing on Mac/Windows

Step 1. Load Zenmuse X5/X5R 4K Video

Launch the 4K to 1080p Converter Mac; click "Add Video" and load your 4K files from Zenmuse X5/X5R or hard drive.



Step 2. Decide Output Format

Click the "Format" drop down list to select MOV, MPG, AVI, etc format from "Common Video" 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 format that best meets your needs.



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 ultra HD 4K to 1080p, do remember adjusting video size to 1920*1080. That is the exact 1080p.



Step 4. Start 4K to 1080p Conversion

Hit the convert button to let the Zenmuse X5/X5R 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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