How to Upload 4K Videos to Instagram (2023)

4K is a new standard of resolution meant for digital cameras and computer graphics. It’s favored for many distinctive features, especially the HD image quality. Many people try to upload 4K to Instagram, but the video looks blurry. Why do 4K videos look bad on Instagram?

Instagram supports videos with a max width of 1080 pixels. If you upload a 4K video, the platform will crop it badly. Therefore, it’s necessary to convert the 4K resolution to 1080p for posting on Instagram. Download the well-received 4K video converter to start your work now:

Vita Vita | Updated on Nov 17, 2023

Can I Upload 4K Videos to Instagram?

What Are the Best Settings for Instagram 4K Uploading?

How to Convert 4K Videos for Instagram?

How to Upload 4K Videos on Instagram?

Can I Upload a 4K Video to Instagram?

Instagram is one of the most popular social platforms of modern times, but it doesn’t support 4K content. On Instagram, you can upload videos with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. Even though the video you upload is in 4K resolution, Instagram will compress and crop it dramatically, making it a big disaster. So is there any 4K video converter to make videos into the best settings for Instagram? The answer is yes! Let’s find out the details in the following part.

Best Settings for Instagram 4K Video Uploading

In terms of specifications on Instagram, your videos are supposed to be no less than three seconds long. To make the most out of your content, make sure your Instagram video meets the following specs:

• MP4 format
• H.264 codec
• AAC audio
• Bitrate of 3500kbps
• Frame rate of 29.96 FPS (frames per second)
• Maximum of 60 seconds long
• Maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (minimum 600 x 315)

With the best video settings above, now, you can convert and upload 4K to Instagram without any issue. All you need is the efficient video converter and scaler – WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Free download it on your computer for preparation.

Convert Videos for Instagram

HD Video Converter Factory Pro can help you upload 4K to Instagram by downscaling 4K to 1080P or 720P, converting video to MP4 without losing quality, changing video bitrate and frame rate. Give it a try!

How to Convert 4K Videos for Uploading to Instagram?

How to convert 4K videos for smooth upload to Instagram? Many people use WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. This software supports almost all types of video files in any resolution, including 4K and 8K. It can help you downscale 4K to 1080P for uploading to Instagram without a hitch! It also allows you to upscale videos from 720P to 1080P, 480P to 720P, etc. Beyond that, this software supports changing video container, codec, bitrate, frame rate, aspect ratio, trimming video length, etc. for Instagram specs.

Now, please installinstall the powerful 4K converter software and see how to perform the conversion below.

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Step 1. Add Videos to the Converter

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your desktop and select Converter. Click Add Files to import your 4K video files or directly drag them into the software. Batch conversion is supported.

Import 4K Videos

Step 2. Convert Videos for Instagram

Press the format image on the right side, go to the Video tab, and select MP4 as the export profile. Then, click Parameter settings and choose “H.264” video encoder, “1920*1080” resolution, “3500 kbps” bitrate, “29.96 fps”, and “AAC” audio encoder. Press OK to save the changes.

If your videos are longer than 60 seconds, click the “scissors” icon below the imported video to trim unnecessary parts. (See how to cut a 4K video>)

Convert 4K Video for Instagram

Step 3. Export Final Files

Hit the inverted triangle button at the bottom to set an output folder. Finally, press Run to start the conversion process. Once done, you can check the converted video files in your folder.

Finish the Conversion

How to Upload 4K Videos to Instagram?

* Make one thing clear: There’s no direct way to upload a 4K video to Instagram, but you can convert and edit your 4K video to be supported by Instagram for good quality after upload.

How to Upload 4K Videos to Instagram

Steps to post a video on Instagram:

1. Run the Instagram app. Tap the “+” button at the bottom of the screen.

2. Click “Library” (iPhone) or “Gallery” (Android) at the bottom to select the video you’d like to share.

3. If you want to record a new video, click the “Record” button above the library. Press and hold the button to start recording, and lift your finger to stop. You can repeat this step to record multiple video clips.

4. Tap the “Share” button to post your video.

Functional 4K Video Converter

1. Convert videos to upload 4K to Instagram/YouTube.
2. Batch convert (4K) MKV/MOV/WebM to MP4 4K.
3. Download 720P/1080P/4K/8K videos from websites.
4. Compress, cut/split, and merge 4K videos.

Sum up

You can directly upload a 4K video to Instagram. But it will compress and crop the video to optimally utilize the limited storage space and bandwidth, making your video look like trash. To avoid this issue, you can transfer 4K videos to 1080P MP4 with 3,500kbps and 29.96fps using WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro.

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