Hi there, is there a way to lower 4k footage to HD directly inside of hitfilm without leaving the software or exporting the clip out at a lower resolution? Sometimes 4k is just more resolution than I want.
Assuming you're using mp4 media, honestly, you should do this in external software like HANDBRAKE. Yes, you can set this up inside of Hitfilm, but a dedicated transcoder will do it easier and faster.
@jtjutsvfx @Triem23 Is right. If you are just converting, then Handbrake will be faster.
However, if you have 4K footage you want to edit and output to HD (1080p) then you can simply set your project settings to HD and then scale the 4K footage to fit the frame. This also gives you the opportunity to re-frame the 4K footage, do a slow zoom in or out and so on. If you convert to HD first you will lose that flexibility.
Thank you @Triem23!
@Stargazer54 I would have done it your way first. But @Triem23 23 way is the better way.
Yes if u just need to convert. But I like to shoot in 4K then edit on 1080 so I can have more options with framing. That way I can shoot an interview as a medium shot and still cut to a CU without it going crunchy.
I agree that @Triem23 & @Stargazer54 have the best answers -- I really love HitFilm's flexibility with output. I do a lot of CG animation with DAZ, exporting in 4K. Sometimes I need to render out the image sequences into video clips from HitFilm in order to edit smoothly.
Thank you all for your tips!😀
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