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Why do some video editors ingest 4K footage only to scale it down, and what are the benefits of doing so?

When you ingest 4K footage into Premiere Pro, it only scales up to 1080p by default, which can lead to quality loss when exporting.

Editing in 4K and downscaling later can overcome this issue, ensuring minimal quality loss.

Super Scaling in DaVinci Resolve can enhance the visualization of lower-resolution footage within a 4K timeline.

Upscaling footage in Premiere Pro requires careful consideration of noise reduction and artifact masking.

Adding filmic grain overlays or using dedicated noise reduction tools can address these concerns.

Utilizing high-quality proxies in the editing process is recommended when working with 4K footage to minimize processing power requirements and enhance workflow efficiency.

Ingesting 4K footage and scaling it down to 1080p can result in a "digital zoom" effect, allowing for more flexibility in post-production.

Editing in a 4K sequence and then exporting a 1080p project can help maintain quality by downsampling at the end of the process.

The "Default Media Scaling" setting in Premiere Pro can affect how 4K footage is scaled when imported into a 1080p sequence.

Right-clicking on footage in a HD sequence and unchecking "Scale to frame size" can revert 4K footage to its original resolution.

DaVinci Resolve's Super Scale feature allows for upscaling of HD footage to 4K and above, with options for 2x, 3x, and 4x scaling.

To upscale a video to 4K in DaVinci Resolve, create a new timeline with the resolution set to 3840 x 2160 UHD, drag and drop the HD clips, and change the "Image Scaling" setting to "Scale Entire Image to Fit".

When inserting lower-resolution footage into a 4K timeline, right-clicking on the clip and selecting "Clip Attributes" allows for Super Scaling.

The resolution of the footage affects the file size, with higher resolutions resulting in larger file sizes.

The processing power required for editing increases with the resolution, making it essential to consider computer hardware capabilities when working with 4K footage.

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