4K is the bar in the world of video quality. It gives the best color contrast and image sharpness to your footage. But every feature has a price and for 4K, it is your device that has to suffer.

Several camcorders, cameras, and mobile phones accommodate 4K video quality but large video files become a headache afterward. Firstly, you would face several problems while editing the video. Secondly, you will not be able to upload large video files on social media.

4K video quality is indeed the best video quality but is it of use when you cannot upload your well-crafted and hard-made video on Youtube and Instagram?

Does it serve any purpose if it occupies the entire storage of your SD card or your device and hampers its working?

Not only this, what is the use of 4K quality if you cannot play the video on all of the media players?


One minute of 4K quality footage takes 375 MBs. So, even a 60-minute 4K video would take up the entire storage of your 16 GB SD card.

Therefore, using converters to compress 4K video into smaller sizes or to convert 4K video into other formats is important.

The concern here is of quality. Will the video quality remain the same after the video goes through a 4K video converter?

The answer is a Yes when you use offline converters like WinX Video Converter.

Step By Step Guide to Convert 4K Video Using WinX Video Converter

First, download WinX Video Converter from the internet on your computer. After you have downloaded and opened the free video converter software, follow the steps:

  1. Add the Large-Sized Video

Drag videos directly into the interface or click ‘Video+’ on the top-right corner of the screen. This will prompt you to select a video from the storage.

  1. Select the Output Format

You could choose an output format from 420+ preset profiles on WinX 4K video converter. Selecting an output format depends on two things. First, what is the ideal compressed video size for you?

Second, device compatibility. On which devices, do you want to view the video?

For example, if you want a 50% reduction in your 4K video file size, choose MP4 HEVC. And, if you want the video to run on several players, select MP4 H.264.

  1. Adjust the Custom Compression Settings

Click on the Gear symbol from the imported video section. A box will pop up. You could now alter the video and audio settings.

At the top, there will be a button by which you could change the video format.

Then, there will be a section of 5 video options which include video codec, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, and resolution. After you have chosen the ideal options, click the grey ‘Customize’ button on the down-right of the ‘Video Options’ section.

Going down, there will be another section called ‘Audio Options.’ In this section, you have the option to change the audio codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate of the video’s audio.

After you are done with all the necessary alterations, click ‘Ok.’

  1. Tick Some Last Boxes

On the right of the ‘hardware accelerator,’ enable Intel, Nivida, and AMD checkboxes. Also, above the ‘Run’ option, enable ‘Use High-Quality Engine’ and ‘Denterlacing’ options.

  1. Hit ‘Run’

Click the large blue and round ‘Run’ button.

The compression will take some time and it actually depends on your video’s size. After your video has been converted to a different format, you could access it in your computer’s default output folder.


In this article, we understood why converting 4K into other video formats is important. We also explained a step-by-step guide to convert 4K video or compress 4K video using the WinX video converter.

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