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How to Play DJI Mavic Pro 4K Video on iPad

I have the Apple iPad mini 4 that I use as the display while flying the Mavic Pro. Today I put the SD card from the Mavic Pro into the Apple SD card reader for my iPad mini 4. The iPad Photos app recognized the 4K video as content that it could import, and it did the import when I selected the 4K video.The iPad Photos app would not play the 4K video, saying it did not recognize the video format."

"I have the same problem with my iPad Pro and trying to play .mov 4K video files."  

"I just got the same results on my iPhone 7 Plus."  

"I have the same problem with my ipad air 2 and my iphone 7 plus. From camera roll is not compatible the 4k video.   

I believe a lot of DJI Mavic Pro users have met the same problem above. Before giving the solution, let's find out the reason to the problem. As we all know, we can get .mov,.mp4 from DJI Mavic Pro, MP4 comes as the most pupolar video format in this world, meanwhile, MOV is for iOS Apple products. Usually, DJI MOV file can be played well on iPad, iPhone, but 4k MOV may be an exception. In addition, MOV, MP4 are just containers, which cover various and different video/audio code, it is common and sad if your DJI 4k MOV, MP4 files can't be recognized by your iPad, iPhone. After searching and testing the methods, I have listed 3 solutions for you to make reference.  

3 Methods to Play DJI Mavic Pro 4K Video on iPad Successfully  

Method 1:

If you meet this issue that you can't play DJI Mavic Pro 4k on iPad and know nothing about the reasons, you can download the third app on your iPad to help you achieve this goal. During the test, I have found several apps which may help you to play 4k footage instead of using Apple photo app: DG Player, Oplayer HD and more. If you still fail to play 4k footage, you can try more apps. Not sure if it downscale or what it does, but it plays them.

Method 2:

One reason that you can't play 4k on iPad is 4K resolution footage from DJI Phantom 4 can’t be supported well. To solve this issue, you can downscale 4k to 1080p, or 2k with a professional 4k compressor. This method also can help you successfully import converted 4k to Final Cut Pro, iMovie for editing without any obstacle.

Method 3:

Since MOV, MP4 container include different video/audio codec, you needn't to know depth about how to solve this, you just need to get a all-in-one converter which can convert DJI Mavic Pro 4k to iPad acceptable format without video quality loss.

When you search on Google, you will find tons of 4k compressors and 4k video converters, you don't have to try one by one, cause you will find the best one in this article you will never regret meeting it. Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac combines a video compressor and video converter into one software.   

Firstly, it can transcode 4K video in any format such as 4K MKV, 4K MTS, 4K XAVC, 4K AVCHD, even 4K Blu-ray to iPad series supported .mp4 .mov .m4v formats. Secondly, you can compress 3840×2160 and 4096x2160 4K video to 2048 x 1536 or 1092x1080 video for the iPad series. Thirdly, you can freely adjust the video size as you want in "Settings" and you also can configure the video and audio encoder, bitrate, etc. Fourthly, you can trim the 4K video length, merge 4K footages into one file, add subtitles to your video and more before output video for iPad.  

Step-by-Step to Convert and Compress 4K video for iPad  

Step 1: Import DJI Mavic Pro 4K Footages

Launch and start the 4K VideoConverter program on your computer, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from Folder" to import source files to the program. You also can directly drag and drop your multiple 4K clips into the 4K video converter. Batch conversion is supported here.  

  

Step 2: Choose iPad acceptable format  

To choose iPad supported video format, you just need to click "Format" to open the profile window. You can use the program to output iPad supported H.264 HD video or MPEG-4 video, here, we choose to output H.264 HD video as the screenshots below:  

  

You can also directly choose to output iPad preset profile format for direct playback. Here, you can choose to output "iPad" > "iPad Air Full HD Video(*.mp4)".  

  

Step 3:Compress 4k video for iPad (Optional)  

iMedia  for Mac allows users to configure video and audio encoder codec, bitrate, frame rate, resolution, etc to make the output video more compatible with iPad. You just need to click "Settings" to open the profile window then change 4K resolution to 2048 x 1536 for iPad in "Video Size". You also can compress 4K to 1080p for iPad.  



Step 4: Start 4K to iPad conversion

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom convert button to begin the 4K UHD videos to iPad accepted video format. Ticking off shut down computer after conversion option, you can leave the program running and do other things instead of waiting around for the conversion. After the conversion, you can locate the converted video in the output folder then you can transfer the converted 4K video to the iPad via iTunes.

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