How to Convert And Downscale 4K ProRes from PIX-E5 to 1080p/720p MP4, AVI etc.

When raving about quality 4K recorders, it's simply too much to overlook the PIX-E series recorder/monitors from Video Devices (known as Sound Devices), the best well-round 4K solutions through an HDMI/4K SDI recorder has become an affordable fantastic replacement with the monitor on your camera. The most eye-catching and attractive features among video makers is that the PIX-E5 can record in resolutions up to 4096 x 2160/30p (UHD is supported as well), in addition to 1080 or 720 up to 120fps, by giving simultaneous 4K ProRes and 1080p H.264 recordings. Though popular and splendid as it being, the big 4K file size from PIX E5 and relatively uncommon 4K ProRes codec, making it quite hard to play in most media handling apps. And in this article, you could find the effortless way to transcode 4K Prores video recording from PIX-E5 to 1080p MP4, AVI, etc. when needed.

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➤ Part 1 Why need to convert and downscale 4K ProRes from PIX E5 to MP4/AVI compatible formats?

➤ Part 2 How to convert 4K ProRes video for playing, sharing and editing?

Why need to convert and downscale 4K ProRes from PIX E5 to MP4/AVI compatible formats?

With that said, for most video professionals ProRes is the codec of choice for any work relating to a project that needs a quick turnaround time. While ProRes is a larger file size than H.264, it falls well short of the storage cost of RAW formats such as RED RAW (the same 30 minutes of 4K footage is closer to 180GB in ProRes). What's more, if not much time can be devoted to post, then you'll need to transcode the recorded ProRes 4K raw video in order to speed up your editing process, as working with RAW 4K ProRes footage can be taxing on your editing system. Additionally, playing back 4K ProRes videos on non-supported devices is an issue now and into the future, until 4K viewing compatibility is more affordably available.

How to convert 4K ProRes video for playing, sharing and editing?

If so, in order to play, share or edit 4K ProRes videos shot via PIX E5 on various devices or video editing applications smoothly, a 4k converter software is a must. After testing almost all low and high 4K video converters and the feedback among thousands of users, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate has stood out from them, to enable you to convert 4K ProRes from PIX E5 or other 4K recorders and downscale them to 1080p/720p MP4 or AVI as easily as you can imagine. Better still, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is much more than just a simple converter, including:

- 30X faster to convert any downloaded or recorded camcorder 8K/4K/HD/SD videos to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV and many other popular video formats devices;

- Convert 4K videos in ProRes or H.264/H.265 to fully compatible with various editing software like Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Movie Maker, etc.;

- Free build-in editor to edit any tough 4K video, trim, crop, create special effect, rotate, add watermarks, etc. for sharing on YouTube, Vimeo easily;

- Optimize 4K video output settings such as shrinking file size by downscaling resolution 2160p to 1080p or 720p etc., bitrate, framerate from 120 fps to 30 fps;

- Free transfer converted 4K video to play on your iOS/Android or TV for stunning playback by Dimo Media Server;

If you are running on Mac (OS Sierra and OS X El Capitan included), Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is your right choice, which allows you to convert any 4K clips in ProRes or H.264 from PIX E series to 1080p/720p on Mac at higher speed than others.

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Steps below to convert any 4K shooting in ProRes or H.264 video to 1080p/720p MP4, AVI or other formats, other resolution with ease

Step 1 Load the 4K ProRes video files

There are two ways to load 4K Video Files you shot in ProRes via PIX E5 video recorders. Directly drag and drop files to this 4K converter interface, or you can click the "Add File" at the top right corner at the right to add 4K videos from your video folders.

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Step 2 Choose desired output format like MP4/AVI

Click the format drop down list to select MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc from "Format" > "Video" or "HD Video" as you want, and for easier playback, sharing or uploading, you can choose to convert the 4K video to the universal MP4 video format, or AVI for smaller size. Since this video converter also provides optimal profiles for kinds of editing programs and media devices, you can also select a proper format that best meets your needs.

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Tips: Click the "Editor" icon, and switch to the video editing window. You can trim favorite video segments, and crop, rotate, add text watermarks and adjust aspect ratio, even create 3D effect. It is pretty suitable for iPhone/Camcorder recorded video clips, you can customize and touch up to perfect it.

Step 3 Select resolution for the converted 4K video

Click "Settings" button, you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To down-convert ultra HD 4K ProRes to 1080p or 720p, 640p, 380p, etc. are all available.

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Step 4 Start 4K to 1080p Conversion 

Hit "Start" button to let the 4K ProRes to 1080p/720 MP4 or AVI conversion run. When the conversion finished, check the generated 1080p/720p MP4/AVI video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be easier for you to playback and edit.

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Other than lacking of the powerful all-in-one Blu-ray and DVD ripper to convert raw 4K video packed in Blu-ray/DVD disc to MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV for viewing and editing smoothly, you can keep the video file re-wrapping functions to import all raw 4K footage no matter recorded with codec of ProRes like MTS, MXF to FCP X/7/6, and iMovie/FCE easily. Also you could turn to Dimo Store to get the best suitable video software by yourself.

Still running into troubles to convert 4K in ProRes from PIX E5 or other 4K recorders please feel free to Email Us  or comment below to let us know what troubles with your video files along with the video samples and editor name and version, and we'll see what we can do to help.

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