Nowadays, your everything is shown through short videos on Tiktok, YouTube, and more. As an ordinary uploader, you are less likely to buy a professional camcorder. Instead, you may use an iPhone, iPad, GoPro, or drone to capture 4K/HD footage.
You’ll soon find some of your videos cannot be uploaded and even opened on your media player. You have to convert the video format or resize the video size via a 4K video converter.
Lure by the lack of download and installation, many of you may choose online video converters for 4K HEVC conversion. However, things will not go as smoothly as you think, even if you have a good Internet connection. That’s because online video converters have a strict limit on video file size, generally allowing videos less than 500MB. Typically, a 1-minute 4K@60fps video requires 529MB of storage space.
To handle such large 4K video files, you can turn to WinX Video Converter, which has no limit on video file size and format. Here are some key features of WinX Video Converter:
- Accept any video footage, no matter if it is recorded by mobile, GoPro, drone, or camcorder.
- Convert 4K videos to MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, HEVC, H.264, iPhone, iPad, Xbox, PS4, YouTube, and 200+ profiles.
- Resize 4K video file size greatly, up to 90% reduction yet with high audio/video quality reserved.
- Support the most frequently used video editing operation: trim, crop, add subtitle, merge and rotate.
- Finish video conversion process relatively fast with hardware acceleration.
Obviously, WinX Video Converter is superior to online video converters when it comes to features. The simple comparison below gives you a more intuitive overview.
How to Convert 4K HEVC Videos with WinX Video Converter
With WinX Video Converter, you can easily convert and compress 4K UHD videos within three steps. Assume that you have a 4K@60fps footage on your computer to be converted.
Now download WinX Video Converter on your computer (both Windows and Mac versions are available) and install it. Let’s get started.
Step 1: Open it up and load your 4K UHD footage through the “+Video” button or simply drag-’n-drop.
Step 2: Choose an output format from the automatically popped up window. You see, there are more than 200 output profiles, from commonly MP4, MOV, MKV to iPhone, iPad, Android devices.
Given that you may convert 4K/HD videos for different purposes, we’d like to share with you the best settings of this 4K HEVC video converter depending on the use case.
To upload 4K footage to YouTube
YouTube has a comprehensive support of video formats and resolution, and file size. What you should do is to keep your video below 128GB and 15 minutes, for unverified accounts. But for smoother and faster uploading, we recommend converting 4K to 1080p, change 60fps to 30fps and tweak the aspect ratio to 16:9.
In WinX, you can directly go to YouTube Video under the Web Video Profile to select MP4, MPEG4, or FLV. Or go “General Profiles” to choose MP4 as output format. Then click the gear-shaped Settings button to tweak the video resolution, frame rate, aspect ratio, and more.
To play 4K video on computer
If you find that your 4K video can’t be opened on the computer, the video codec itself and the hardware configuration should be taken into consideration. Usually, you can upgrade the hardware or convert HEVC to H.264 to fix it.
With WinX Video Converter, you can go to “General Profile” to choose MP4 Video to convert HEVC to MP4 in H.264 codec.
To store 4K video on Google Drive/Dropbox
Those who would like to save 4K video footage to cloud services are even more demanding about video file size and quality. Thus they can convert video to the HEVC format as it only requires half the bitrate at the same video quality when compared to H.264 AVC. If you want to further reduce the video file size, changing 4K videos to 1080p is an excellent option. Though it’s a lossy compression, the naked eyes cannot see the difference.
For that, you can go to “General Profiles” and scroll down to choose “HEVC Video” as the output format in WinX Video Converter. Then click the Settings button to change video resolution if necessary.
Optionally, if your video is long in video length or with black bars, you can click the “Edit” button to cut the video length or crop the video frame size as you need.
Step 3: Click the “RUN” button to start the conversion immediately. With the support of hardware acceleration, it’ll be finished in a very short time, up to 47x faster.
WinX Video Converter is absolutely free for 4K/HD video conversion. Free download and try it out now! You could be on your way to convert and share your videos with the world.