Video editing resolution question?

I purchased a 4K video camera with the intentions of filming a special video to play part in a wedding proposal to my girlfriend. I plan on playing the footage on a 4K TV. I'm just worried about compatibility with any video editing I will do, as the laptop will be running at a max resolution of 1920x1080. Will this cause any issues or speedbumps? Thank you!

3 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    Do the editing and test the results. 

    Any problems can be addressed before you 

    actually make that all-important presentation. 

  • lare
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    computer video editing is 'virtual', meaning all you are doing is making changes in a data file.  the computer does not need to display the file at full resolution to make the changes.  so if your editing programs supports 4k video format, then not having a display is not an issue.


    what device will you use to play the computer file onto the TV  if your laptop does not support 4k video output? just asking because a file in 4k format does not mean your computer can output hdmi to a TV at 4k data rates. 

  • 8 months ago

    The laptop screen resolution is independent of the video. It should have no effect on your editing, but you will need a strong computer to process and render 4K video.

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