Lowering 4k to HD inside of hitfilm

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.


Thank you!

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  • Triem23
    Triem23 Posts: 20,288 Power User
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    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.

  • Stargazer54
    Stargazer54 Posts: 3,898 Ambassador
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    @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.

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