Converting 4:2:0/4:2:2 4k to 4:4:4 1080p
First a warning that I'm a beginner so there's lots I'm not really clear about yet haha.
I'm just trying to make simple edits on my 4K footage, but I realized my laptop can't handle it so I'm trying to downscale it. But I've also heard if done correctly I can get 4:4:4 color 1080p footage out of the 4K footage. How can I do so in hitfilm express or elsewhere? Anyways, the footage is 24-bit with codec AVC / H.264 and color space 8-bit 4:2:0, and it also says High Profile @ Level 5.1 if that means anything. It wouldn't be as easy as simply throwing the footage in the timeline and scaling it down to 1080p, would it? Or would that be successful in capturing better color than typical 1080p?