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What are the most effective ways to compress and convert 4K video files to reduce storage space and improve playback performance?

4K video files are large due to their high resolution and bit depth, typically ranging from 100MB to 500MB per minute.

Transferring 4K video files between devices can be challenging due to file size and compatibility issues.

Playback performance can be improved by using dedicated graphics cards and updating graphics drivers.

Converting 4K videos to lower resolutions, such as 1080P, can reduce file size and improve playback performance.

Video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro and VideoProc Converter AI can be used for downscaling and compression.

Video compression algorithms like H.264 and H.265 can reduce file size without significant quality loss.

Optimizing video bitrate and frame rate can also reduce file size and improve playback performance.

File organization and keeping duplicate files to a minimum can help manage storage space.

Elgato 4K Capture Utility app can consume large amounts of hard drive space due to temporary files, requiring regular cleaning or optimization.

Cloud storage services can provide additional storage and accessibility for 4K video files.

Hardware video encoders and decoders can offload processing from the CPU, improving playback performance and reducing power consumption.

Adjusting color space and chroma subsampling can also impact file size and quality in 4K video.

High-speed USB and Thunderbolt connections can improve transfer speeds for 4K video files.

Virtual reality and 360-degree videos require even larger file sizes, with resolutions up to 8K.

Newer codecs like AV1 and VP9 are being developed to improve compression efficiency for 4K and higher resolutions.

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