How to Play 4K video on QuickTime
Summary: This article focus on how to transcode 4K to MOV video, so that you can play 4K videos on QuickTime smoothly or for other purposes.
"4K videos", with its higher image definition, more detailed picture, better fast-action and larger projection surface visibility, has stepped into our daily life and become the current hot-talking topic. With the developemnt of science and the process of technology, nowadays, we can come into contact with more and more 4K videos from 4K camcorders(Panasonic GH4, Sony AX100), famous streaming video hosting sites(YouTube, Vimeo) and others. After getting stunning 4K videos, chances are you want to play them on QuickTime, iTunes or edit on iMovie, Final Cut Pro. But today I'll focus on how to play 4K videos on QuickTime smoothly.
In fact, Apple has offered 4K playback support on OS X Mavericks, but with limits. Even if you can add a 4K video to QuickTime player, it is still an exercise in frustration- content on the display appeared tiny. What's more, if your 4K videos in a Mac unsupported format, it won't work at all. In short, if you want to watch 4K medias on QuickTime flawlessly, you'd better compress and convert them into a QuickTime playable video format like MOV in 1080p. In order to fix all those issues, a professional 4K video like Brorsoft 4K VIdeo Converter for Mac is what you need!
Just like the way it is dealing with 1080p videos, it is surely in the support of converting 4K videos in any formats faultlessly. With it, you can fast convert 4K Ultra HD videos in MP4, MKV, MXF, XAVC, WMV, AVI, or any other extension to QuickTime playable format with least quality loss. Plus, this 4K video converting software provides the optimal presets for portable devices like iPad, iPhone, Galaxy Tablet, Surface Tablet, Kindle Fire HDX; editing programs like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid MC, etc for better enjoying, editing 4K files. For Windows users, turn to 4K Video Converter to ensure perfect 4K playback.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
How to play, view 4K videos in QuickTime Player
STEP 1. Load 4K footage
Launch the 4K to QuickTime Converter Mac. Drag & drop 4K files to the program directly and your files would be added instantaneously. Or you can head to the "Add" button to locate the 4K videos you want to add.
STEP 2. Select output format
Click format you choose MOV as target format. This video app offers the QuickTime Movie Format for you. Or, you can also choose "Common Video -> MOV - QuickTime (*.mov)" as the output format.
STEP 3. Tweak video, audio settings
Click "Settings" button; you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To down-convert ultra HD 4K to 1080p for easier playback, you just need to adjust video size to 1920*1080.
STEP 4. Start 4K to QuickTime conversion
Hit the "Convert" button to let this smart converter start encoding 4K to QuickTime .mov on Mac OS X. When the conversion is done, you can play the converted 4K videos in QuickTime player without hassle.
Additional Tips: Some guys recommend third-party 4K video player apps like VLC, DivX Player, Media Player Classic, but all of them can't be an ultimate solution for all 4K videos. Based on out testing, we found VLC can't support 4K video well, Media Player Classic can play 4K movies but only on Windows... To have a smooth 4K playback on Mac/Windows, this professional 4K HD Converter is the best choice.
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