Part 1: What is 4K Video Resolution and How to Get 4K Video?
4K resolution, also called 4K, refers to a horizontal resolution in the order of 4,000 pixels. Technology trends may push 4K resolution to the future. 4K is also a new resolution standard designed for digital cinema and computer graphics. It takes advantages over other video format: higher image definition quality, more detailed picture, better fast-action and larger projection surface visibility. In our daily life, you can get the 4K video in different ways. You could download 4K videos or movies from video sharing websites, such as Youtube; record 4k mov, mp4 footage via 4k camcoder, such as DJI Mavic Pro, GoPro Hero 5, Canon XC10, even iPhone 7 Plus.
Part 2: Why do We Need a 4K Video Converter?
Watching 4k video must be a kind of enjoyment, with the popularization of 4k, people can enjoy videos and movies with splendid vivid details. However, you may often meet those issues, such as, you can’t play some 4k video via common media player due to different codes and formats in 4k video formats, or you fail to upload 4k video to some hot sharing website, such as Youtube, Facebook,Twitter; or it is very choppy when you edit 4K H.265, XAVC S MP4, MXF in some non-linear editing software, such After Effects CC, FCP X, Premiere Pro, iMovie and more. So you need 4k video convert which could help you convert 4k video to common-used formats, or compress 4k to 1080p for some usage on your Mac.
Here we highly recommend you Pavtube iMedia Converter for Macos high Sierra, which you shouldn’t miss in your life.
For your convenience, this program has both Windows and Mac version. As an an omnipotent 4K video converter, the program can transcode different file formats 4K video (3840 x 2160 or 4096 x 2160 4k resolution) such as YouTube, Netflix download 4K video, Sony/Panasonic/Canon/Samsung captured 4K video with the format or codec of H.265/HEVC, MXF, MP4, XAVC/XAVC S, Prores, etc to various different file formats or device preset profile formats for playing on portable devices or working with professional video editing apps.
Besides that, the program also offers other beneficial functions for you to enhance your 4K media enjoyment experience. You can compress/downscale 4K video to 1080p or 2K resolution for smooth and fluid video playback, do some basic video editing works with your 4K video such as trimming, cropping, merging, adding watermark, inserting subtitles, apply special effect, ect.
Part 3: How to Convert 4K Videos on MacOS High Seirra?
Step 1: Start Pavtube iMedia Converter on your Mac, click "File" > "Load Video/Audio" or "Load from folder" button to import unsupported 4K video files into the program.
Step 2: Click "Format" bar, navigate to "HD Video" and select "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)". This kind format may be playable on almost all media player or devices. You also could choose output formats from "Final Cut Pro", "Avid Media Composer" for target editing software at will. In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
For some people who need to compress 4k video, you can change 4k to 1920*1080, if you need to reduce 4k file size, you can lower bit rate, cause the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step 3: This program also works as a professional video editing software. Just click pen icon on the main interface, and enter "Video Editor" window. There are 7 main editing functions for you, you can trim or cut unwanted parts, adding watermark, and more features you can read this guide.
Step 4: Start 4k video for playback or editing on MacOS High Sierra by hitting the "Convert" on the main interface, just wait for a while, you can click "Open Output Folder" to popup the folder with converted files, now it’s time for you to enjoy your 4k video on any devices, or you can import the converted file to iMovie for further edition.
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