Just a couple of years ago, everyone was used to standard definition when it comes to videos. Slowly, HD videos started appearing too. Today, we are at the point where glorious 4K videos are now the standard. However, you will find that there are several problems related to 4K videos, the most common one being the compression. For example, a minute of 4K recording takes (on average) around 350MB. In other words, you will be out of space on your smartphone very quickly.
Luckily, there are some solutions. You can always compress the video size, convert its format, adjust the settings when recording or manually edit the video post-recording. However, 4K video compression is a time-consuming task and lots of time compression will completely shatter the level of detail that the 4K resolution achieved.
So the folks at Digiarty Software came up with a tool to make your life easier when it comes to managing such large videos. Meet MacX Video Converter, by far my favorite video processing tool. MacX is a feature-packed program which enables you to do video conversion, compression, Mac video editing and parameter adjustment, all in one place. You also get a tool that helps you download videos from lots of websites (YouTube included) and a video-recorder which works with your Mac’s webcam. Let’s talk about our today’s subject, 4K video compression using MacX.
MacX – The Best 4K Video Compressing Tool
I’ve tried a bunch of software for editing and compressing my videos, but the one that I liked the best is definitely this one. Let me explain why.
There are two things I (and probably you as well) care about when it comes to video compression – the quality, and the size. Most of the time you are looking for the equilibrium, the perfect spot of the balance of video quality and file size. Which is what this tool hits right on.
You get lossless video quality after the compression is done, and using their converter you can reduce the file size by up to 50%. It’s a win-win! The entire experience of converting 4K to HD is very smooth and will leave you satisfied with the results.
One of the issues that most processing tools have is the speed. When working with such large files, it’s expected that the compression will take forever, which is very tedious and annoying. But before I explain why is the MacX the best program when it comes to that as well, I have a favor to ask of you.
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MacX – Why it is the fastest video processing tool on the market?
Back to the topic! The answer to the above question is very simple. Thanks to hardware acceleration technology, MacX able to process 4k video at the fastest speed that I have personally ever seen.
If you don’t know what hardware acceleration is, let me explain that quickly. The term ‘hardware acceleration’ means boosting the video processing speed through hardware upgrades. So for example, you might get a new hard disk that will read the files at a faster rate. In this case, however, we are talking about efficiently using your CPU and GPU to cut the processing times up to 3x. Hardware acceleration will smartly outsource the computer-intensive tasks to your GPU while letting the CPU handle the sophisticated ones. This is how hardware acceleration helps your video compression time.
There are three levels of hardware acceleration. Most video processing tools support the first level, which is hardware encoding. However, at the second level, less than a quarter of programs are able to satisfy its requirements – a hardware encoder and a hardware decoder. But what we care about is the massive third level. 99% of the programs don’t support it, but MacX does. In other words, it is roughly 5x faster than the competition due to this.
Yes, you’ve heard that right. Here are some real instances to show you how fast MacX gets thanks to Level-3 Hardware Acceleration.
If you wanted to edit a 4K MKV video that’s 22 minutes and 33 seconds long, it would take you around 33 minutes and 5 seconds to process it using Handbrake. By processing, I mean converting it into MP4 (H.264). However, using MacX, you can get the task done in 20 minutes, which is a significant improvement. But that’s with the Level-3 hardware acceleration disabled. If you enable it, the entire task takes 4 minutes and 5 seconds! That’s 5x faster than with the acceleration disabled and 8x faster than the competitor. And the best thing is that MacX adopts High-Quality Engine, Deinterlacing tech, and Auto Copy mode to ensure the original (lossless) output video quality!
Compressing 4K Videos with MacX Video Converter Pro – Step by Step
While the program feels very advanced with its many features, which it definitely is, it’s still very easy to use. To prove that, let me take you through the process of compressing 4k videos, step by step:
- After you’ve downloaded and installed MacX Video Converter Pro, open it and press “Add File”. Choose the file(s) you want to edit and compress.
- Choose the output video format. There will be many, many options here, so you’ll have no problem finding your preferred one.
- (Optional) Edit the video if needed. You can easily cut out some unwanted parts or add some subtitles, among other.
- Click “Browse” to select your output folder and then click on “Run”. Now sit back and watch the magic unfold. You might not even have the time to sit back when I think about it – if your file is smaller, the whole thing will be done in seconds!
MacX Video Converter Pro Review Summary
I’m not even sure how do you summarize such a feature-packed tool. If can just tell you that if you are looking for the best way to compress 4k videos at best processing speed and lossless video quality, you can stop looking because you’ve found the one. MacX video converter offers the perfect balance between the two using some really sophisticated technologies and enables you to get the desired results fast. This is my favorite tool when it comes to converting and compressing videos (especially large ones), and if you give it a try, I’m sure it will be yours as well.
The best thing is that there is a free trial so you can try the program for yourself. Just go to MacX Video Converter webpage and download it from there.