How to Downscale and Convert 1080p Videos to 720p with Intact Quality?

Author: Kevincy
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Updated on May 22, 2024
Best 1080p to 720p Video Converter
  • DownloadDownload the easy-to-use video processor on PC:
  • Step 1. Add your 1080p FHD video files.
  • Step 2. Choose an export format.
  • Step 3. Tweak resolution from 1080p to 720p.
  • Step 4. Start downscaling 1080p videos to 720p in bulk.
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1. An Awesome 1080p to 720p Downscaler
2. How to Convert 1080p to 720p Easily?
3. The Merits of Converting 1080p to 720p
4. Frequently Asked Questions

In today's digital age, high-definition video has become the standard for most media consumption, and 1080p and 720p are among the most widely-used resolutions. But actually, 720p is fully adequate for our daily life if you don't have special needs.

Next, we'll explore how to use an awesome video processor to batch convert FHD 1080p videos to HD 720p without noticeable quality loss, and learn about the benefits.

High-Quality 1080p to 720p Conversion Is a Doddle!

Without any technical knowledge, a foolproof yet powerful video processing tool - WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro should be your ideal choice. It helps convert 1080p videos to 720p while maintaining amazing quality.

It can be also used to compress 4K/8K video to 1080p, 720p, 480p and so forth for compress video file size or upscale SD video to HD/4K in 50X faster conversion speed. The advanced video conversion algorithms and settings help minimize compression artifacts and blurriness for near-lossless downscaling. Here's the how-to guide.

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Step 1 - Add 1080p Video Files

Install and runInstall and run the HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open "Converter" module.

Add your 1080p videos by clicking "Add Files" button or performing a simple drag-and-drop. This program supports batch processing to downsize videos.

Tips: You are able to download 1080P YouTube videos, download 4K/8K/360-degree/VR movie/music videos by opening "Downloader" module.

Open 1080p to 720p Video Converter
Open 1080p to 720p Video Converter

Step 2 - Select an Output Format

Open the "Output Format" list on the right side of the interface, choose any format as you wish. The built-in 500+ optimized presets offer you a great convenience for avoiding complicated terms and operation.

For instance, you can directly convert to HEVC/H.265 video, VP9 video, HTML5 video or whatever. But if you want to reduce video size while maintaining the original quality, H.265, VP9, or AV1 is the best output format.

Choose a Preferred Export Format
Choose a Preferred Export Format

Step 3 - Tweak Resolution from 1080p to 720p

There are two options to adjust the video resolution:

  • Drag the slider along the "Quick setting" bar underneath the Format Profile to downscale resolution to 720p
  • Open "Parameter settings" windows to change resolution on the new pop-up window or customize your desired value directly.

Tips: Here you can also change aspect ratio, change frame rate, encoder, bit rate, boost video volume, deinterlace video, etc.

Change Resolution from 1080p to 720p
Change Resolution from 1080p to 720p

Step 4 - Start Downscaling 1080p Videos to 720p

Choose the output folder where you want to save the converted video by clicking on the "Down Arrow" icon at the bottom of the interface. Finally, click on the "Run" button in the bottom right corner of the software to start batch converting your 1080p videos to 720p with GPU acceleration enabled.

The conversion process will begin, and you can monitor its progress in the software interface. Once the conversion is complete, you'll find your 720p videos in the output folder you selected earlier.

Start 1080p to 720p Video Downscaling
Start 1080p to 720p Video Downscaling
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The Merits of Converting 1080p to 720p

Along with the continuous advancement of technology, people never stop their footsteps in the pursuit of High Definition. When I was a kid, people had a vague idea about video resolution, only a small handful of them consciously concerned 360p or 480p.

Up to this day, although hardware is still immature and cannot keep pace with development, 4K and 8K resolution have already been put on the agenda. And more and more innovative high-definition devices are emerging in an endless stream. It is an undeniable fact that the mainstream video resolution is still 1080p and 720p at present. By contrast, let's make a simple analysis why people are more willing to convert 1080p video to 720p.

720p is the minimum standard for HD at a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, while 1080p represents Full HD video quality at a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. There is no doubt 1080p offers you richer and more well-defined viewing experience, but there are still some major benefits for using 720p.

Reason 1 - Saving Space

Actually, you are not able to distinguish the difference between 1080p and 720p if you don't have a large screen and a sufficiently viewing distant. Since people are always watching videos & movies on mobile and handheld devices, why not downsize 1080p video to 720p to save more space?

Reason 2 - Easy Streaming and Uploading

Streaming 720p video over the Internet will be twice faster than 1080p as well as uploading to YouTube, Facebook, Google Drive, or other sharing sites. It will save your bandwidth and storage. This is particularly important when considering bandwidth limitations and potential buffering issues.

Reason 3 - Better Compatibility and Smoother Playback

You may experience 1080p video lag or audio out of sync issue, even the incompatibility error on old-fashioned devices. Conversely, 720p video has a better performance with the wider compatibility across different devices and platforms. Converting to 720p will allow some older or less powerful computers, tablets, and media players to play back your high-definition footage without overtaxing their processors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Can I convert 1080p footage to 720p without losing quality?

A: While downscaling video from 1080p to 720p will result in a slight loss of quality due to the reduced pixel count, the difference is often negligible when viewed on smaller screens or devices. In addition, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro will ensure the best possible quality during the conversion process using its advanced algorithms.

Q2: What video quality settings should I use while converting 1080p to 720p?

A: Use a resolution of 1280x720 and at least 3000kbps bitrate for the 720p video. For audio, use a sample rate of 44100Hz and bit rate of 192kbps or higher. Also select a high-efficiency video codec like H.265/HEVC, VP9, or AV1 to produce great quality 720p video at lower bitrates. Avoid re-compressing the video if possible, because converting an already compressed 1080p video again to 720p may result in additional quality loss. It's best to use the original, uncompressed video if you have it.

Q3: Can I also convert 720p to 1080p using WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro?

A: Yes, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can also upscale 720p videos to 1080p. Keep in mind that upscaling a video from a lower resolution to a higher one may not result in the same quality as a native 1080p video, but the software will do its best to enhance the video quality during the conversion process.

Final Words

Converting your 1080p video collection to 720p is an easy way to save storage space while still being able to enjoy high definition footage. By following our step-by-step guide, you can use WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro to quickly and easily downscale your 1080p videos to 720p in just a few clicks. The resulting 720p video files will play more smoothly, work on more devices, and take up significantly less space, all while still providing an excellent viewing experience for most casual high-definition content.

Amazing? Free downloadFree download and install this handy video processor on your PC for a rainy day. Meanwhile, it can also bring you more practical features and surprises!

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