Best quality for Instagram video
“Hello guys, I own a phantom 3 pro and i was wondering whats the best way to upload content to instagram without losing quality.”
As a mobile platform, the Instagram is designed for you to shoot and edit everything on your phone. Recently, Instagram has made a major updates to their mobile app. Users can now post videos from 3 to 60 seconds long. For DJI camera user who have recorded some great 4K video footage with your DJI Phantom 4, DJI Mavic Pro or DJI Osmo, you can share your great work on Instagram with people around the world. However, if you wish to get the best file quality of DJI 4K video on Instagram, make sure that the file formats meet the following uploading settings of Instagram.
Best video settings for Instagram uploading
Size: maximum width 1080 pixels (any height)
Frame Rate: 29.96 frames per second
Codec: H.264 codec / MP4
Bit rate: 3,500 kbps video bitrate
Audio: AAC audio codec at 44.1 kHz mono
From above list, we can see that the maximum resolution for Instagram is 1080p, therefore, it would be essential for you to compress 4K to 1080p before start the video posting process. In addition, the compatible video uploading format for Instagram is H.264 codec with MP4 container file format, however, most DJI camera recorded 4K H.264 or H.265 codec in wrapped in an MOV container, you will need to either rewrap the 4K H.264 MOV to 4K H.264 MP4 or Re-encode 4K H.265 MOV to 4K H.264 MP4. Another incompatible parameters is the bit rate of the video footage recorded by DJI camera which is usually up to 60Mbps, however, the accepted bit rate for Instagram is only 3, 500 Kbps about 3.4Mbps. Therefore, you still need to adjust the bit rate to make it adapt with Instagram.
Best tool for converting and compressing DJI 4K video for Instagram
To get above listed best uploading settings for Instagram, you can easily achieve that with our best Instagram video converter program called Pavtube Video Converter, the program not only helps to encode DJI 4K H.264/H.265 to Instagram compatible H.264 codec with MP4 container, but also allows you to output Instagram best compatible uploading settings listed above in the program’s profile parameters window.
Trim video for Instagram uploading
If your 4K video is longer than 60 seconds, you can take good advantage of the program’s built-in video trimming function to cut off video to remove unwanted parts or segments to shorten the video length to less than 60 seconds.
For Mac users, please download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to produce Instagram best compatible uploading settings.
Step by Step to Convert and Compress DJI 4K for Instagram Uploading
Step 1: Load DJI 4K video into the program.
Start the program on your computer, click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import DJI 4K video.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
To downscale DJI 4K to 1080p, you can output Instagram compatible “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.
Step 3: Output Instagram best uploading profile settings.
Click “Settings” icon on the main interface to open the “Profile Settings” window, under video section, set the output resolution as”1920*1080 or”1080*720, frame rate as 29.96fps, bit rate as 3500Kbps, audio codec as aac, sample rate as 44100, channels as mono.
Step 3: Trim or cut DJI 4K video to less than 60 seconds.
Open “Video Editor” window and switch to the “Trim” tab, you can drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video or directly input specific values to “Start” and “End” box.
Step 4: Start the conversion process.
After all settings are done, click right-bottom “Convert” button to begin to convert and compress DJI 4K video to the best formats and settings for Instagram.
When the conversion is completed, you can smoothly upload and share DJI 4K video on Instagram.