Often in the case of talking about resolution, people think video with 1080p is better than 720p. Yes, if play videos of 1080p on HDTV or other HD devices, of course, 1080p will bring people a better watching experience. However, there are some other differences between them. In other situations, videos of 720p will be more useful than 1080p. So, there is no need to make decision of which one is the best. Want to know more about them, follow the article and will show you the difference between 1080p and 720p, and how to convert 1080p to 720p.
What’s the difference between 1080p and 720p?
As you can see here is a “p” of both name, it stands for progressive scanning. The common point is that both 1080p and 720p are belongs to HD version but are different.
1080p which also known as Full HD, is a set of HDTV high-definition video modes characterized by 1,920 pixels displayed across the screen horizontally and 1,080 pixels down the screen vertically. And 720p also called HD Standard, is one of the progressive scanning version characterized by 1,280 pixels displayed across the screen horizontally and 720 pixels down the screen vertically.
The pixel number makes them different from each other. And videos in 1080p can show more details than 720p.
Why need to convert 1080p to 720p?
1. Save space
With large enough the screen, you can actually feel the difference between 1080p and 720p. However, for example, a movie in 1080p can be much larger than in 720p. For small devices with limited space, why not to download video of 720p rather than 1080p to save more space.
2. Easy and fast uploading
Uploading 720p videos to online video websites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter will be twice faster than 1080p. That would save your time and bandwidth for compression of 1080p to 720p.
Best online/offline ways to convert 1080p to 720p
Aconvert.com is a free online converter that can converts almost all kinds of documents, videos, audios and EBooks. Very user-friendly interface and simple operation with few clicks makes this online converter stands out. Just 2 steps to finished the whole conversion process.
Step 1: Enter the official page by searching it from Google Drive or just put the URL in the box of driver.
Step 2: Select “Video” on the side list of the options. And add your 1080p files by pressing “Choose Files” button. Then choose your target format and change other parameter settings on “Options”. Change “Video size” as “1080*720(720p)”. Click “Convert Now!” to start.
2. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro
WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a powerful all-in-one multimedia software which supports converting videos/audios to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPG, MTS, M2TS, H264, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Huawei Mate, and 500+ formats and devices. Besides conversion, it also allows users personal edition to videos. With three easy steps, conversion can be realized just few minutes and few clicks.
Before start conversion, first free download this professional program. You can download from its official page to keep its clean from virus. Then install it on your Windows PC. Here you can follow the guides below.
Step 1: Run this converter. And click “Converter” on the interface (As you can see, here are five functional features as Converter, Downloader, Recorder, GIF Maker, Toolbox.) Here shows up a new window. Put your finger on “Add Files” button. Then load your 1080p videos in the box or you can drag the videos into the box directly.
Tips: This 1080p to 720p converter supports batch conversion that you can set it on “Option” menu which clicking by a Gear like icon. The maximum number of batch converting tasks you can select from 1 to 10.
Step 2: Choose output format you like from the right side of the program. Besides video formats as MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, DV supported, the built-in 500+ formats and encoders are also being converted as well. Then change the resolution to 1080*720(720p) by clicking “Parameter settings” or drag the slider below the “Quick setting”.
Step 3: Select the desire output folder to find the converted 720p videos easily. Then press your mouse on “Run” button to start conversion process. Within few seconds, the whole process will be completed.
Other features of HD Video Converter Factory Pro
1. Conversion speed 50x faster than normal converter supported by WonderFox unique acceleration technology.
2. Save videos/audios from more than 300 online video sharing websites.
3. With built-in editor, you can crop, merge, add/move watermark even add/move subtitles of video as you wish.
4. Very user-friendly interface makes it easy to operation even for beginners.
5. Constantly supports the latest formats, encoders and devices.
Above all are 2 best ways I have tried to convert 1080p to 720p. Both of the ways are efficient and easy for users to complete. If just needed conversion function, I recommend the online way to save money and space of PC. However, if you are looking for more features to enjoy like saving online videos/audios or more settings to videos, I prefer the offline way of WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro for its multiple features and fast speed of conversion. Of course, the offline software costs. Besides, once brought, the company will offer lifetime services. Good news is here. Before March 15th, there is a giveaway version of the HD Pro. Click here to get it as soon as possible. What other ways to convert 1080p to 720p? Leave your comments below to let me know.