4K Video Converter

What is 4K video?

4K is a new resolution standard designed for digital camera and computer graphics. 4K format was named because it has 4000 pixels horizontal approximately. It has following advantages: higher image definition quality, more detailed picture, better fast-action and larger projection surface visibility.

4K video renders more than four times higher image definition than 1080p resolutions. 4K format can’t have the change in horizontal resolution, so changes in aspect are made through the vertical resolution. For example 4096×2304 is a frame size with aspect 16:9 and 4096×3072 — 4:3. The digital video resolutions examples:

Full Aperture 4k4096 x 311212,746,752 pixels
Academy 4k3656 x 26649,739,584 pixels
Digital Cinema 4k4096 x 17147,020,544 pixels
Digital Cinema Aperture 4k3996 x 21608,631,360 pixels

4K video trend

Currently, 4K video is the highest resolution format available for consumers and it has great potential. Some streaming video sites support 4K video format, such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc. YouTube allows a maximum upload resolution of 4096 × 3072 , and Vimeo also allows videos of 4096 × 3072 to be uploaded.

It appears that we are getting 4K video in consumer devices much earlier than expected, including the digital camera and phone market, such as Sony 4K/60p Ultra HD camcorder, GoPro HERO3 Black Edition, RED EPIC/SCARLET/EPIC DRAGON, Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

It’s possible that Sony will be coming to market with a new Android smartphone with a 20-megapixel sensor capable of capturing 4K-resolution video meant for Ultra HD TVs. There’s also the possibility that competitors will be doing the same, particularly since Samsung, LG and Toshiba have also been working on 4K Ultra HD TVs.

4K video converter

4K requires expensive cameras and very powerful and high-resolution projectors to reproduce the resolution natively in the digital domain. Sometimes, maybe you need to downgrade 4K to 2K for personal usage. In this circumstance, 4K Video Converter made by Jihosoft Sutdio is an ideal choice. Download Jihosoft Video Converter, you can down-convert 4K video to 2K. If needed, you can import and edit the down-converted 4K video in Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, FCP, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, etc. Or convert 4K video to SD or HD video format for watching on portable devices, like Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod, Samsung Galaxy phones, Sony Xperia, HTC One Max, etc.

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