The DJI Inspire 1 Pro features the Zenmuse X5 camera which is able to capture video at up to DCI 4K 4096 x 2160 at 23.98p or UHD 4K at 29.97p . For iPad Pro, Air or Mini users, you may wish to view the 4K footage from DJI Inspire 1 Pro on the iPad model you happen to carry with. The following article will talk about the possibility of playing Inspire 1 Pro 4K on all iPad series and how to convert Inspire 4K footage to the best format, size, aspect ratio, etc for iPad playback.
Possibility of playing Inspire 1 Pro 4K on iPad?
This answer should be divided in two aspects: can iPad series handle 4K resolution video, if yes, what type of 4K video can iPad series handle. For the first question, we get the answer that currently only iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 4 have the capability to handle 4K resolution video, if you are using the previous model of iPad models such as iPad Mini 3/2, iPad 4/3/2 or iPad Air to view 4K video, your iPad will automatically downscale 4K to 1080p, the quality of the downconverted 1080p video will depends on the originals 4K video quality and also the the video player on your iPad that you use to perform the downconversion process, you may get a result that’s worse than if you play native 1080p video.
After get the first answer, then let’s come to the second question, what type of 4K videos can be played on iPad Pro/Air 2/Mini 4. From Apple’s official page, we get the information that iPad Pro/Air 2/iPad Mini 4 can playback 4K video meet the following standards:
H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AACLC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Detailed specification of Inspire 1 Pro 4K video
Container format: MP4 or MOV
Compress Codec: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution and frame rate:
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160): 24p, 25p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 25p, 30p
Video bit rate: up to 60Mbps
From above lists, we can see that although the DJI Inspire 1 Pro records iPad Pro/Air 2/Mini 4 compatible 4K container file format and compression codec. However, due to the unmatched video frame rate, aspect ratio, bit rate, etc, you will encounter other playback issues such as frames duplicate, black bars around the video frame, video playback choppy, etc.
Convert Inspire 1 Pro 4K for iPad Pro/Air 2/Mini 4 with best playback settings
If you are looking for a comprehensive solution to fix all above listed incompatible issues, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (review) to you. The program not only assist you to convert Inspire 1 Pro 4K video to compatible 4K MP4 or MOV video with H.264 video codec, AAC audio codec, 30 fps video bit rate, 160 audio bit rate, 48kHz audio sample rate. But also facilitates you to compress 4K to 1080p by producing compatible HD file formats with perfect quality for smoothly enjoying on previous versions of iPad models like iPad Mini 3/2, iPad Air, iPad 4/3/2, etc.
Adjust output video aspect ratio
The 4K video recorded with Inspire 1 Pro 4K uses an aspect ratio of 16:9 which doesn’t match the display screen of iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 4, you will see black bars around the 4K video when viewing them on those iPad models. The good news is that you can take good advantage of the programs built-in crop function to change the output 4K video aspect ratio to let them fit with your iPad.
Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is pretty simple to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. It has perfect compatibility with the new Mac operation system – macOS Sierra, in addition, it is accompanied by an up-to-date Windows version – Pavtube Video Converter for you to fix iPad DJI 4K video playback problems on Windows 10/8.1/8. You can safely download and install the program on your computer since it won’t trick you into installing adware or spyware. What’s more, the program helps to generate high quality results, the quality of the converted video is identical to the original 4K video.
How to Convert and Compress DJI Inspire 1 Pro 4K Video for Playing on All iPad Series?
Step 1: Load DJI Inspire 1 Pro 4K video into the program.
Start the program on your computer, on the main interface, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to load DJI Inspire 1 Pro 4K video into the program. You can also directly drag the files to the program’s main panel.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
If you are using the previous iPad model, it would be much ideal for you to compress 4K video to 1080p by output iPad playable 1080p file formats by following “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category, make sure to change the output file resolution as “1920*1080″ or “1080*720″ in the program’s “profile settings” window.
If you try to play DJI Inspire 1 Pro 4K video on iPad Pro/Air 2/Mini 4, then you can use the program to output those iPad models playable 4K video from “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)”.
Then, click “Settings” on the main interface to adjust output profile settings to make them fit with your iPad, you can set the output video codec as “h264″, audio codec as “aac”, video frame rate as “30fps”, audio sample rate as 48000hz, audio bit rate as 160000bps to make them fit with iPad 4K settings. If you choose to output to stereo audio or Dolby Audio, please set audio samplebit rate as 1008000bps and sample rate as 48000Hz.
Step 3: Change output 4K video apsect ratio.
Go the “Crop” tab in the “Video Editor” Window, switch to the “Advanced Mode”. To change output video aspect ratio, there are several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1, you can choose iPad accepted aspect ratio. Once you select a “Display aspect ratio”, the “green crop frame” will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time. If you want to keep the same aspect ratio in your final output files, do remember to set the Video “Size (pix)” in “Settings” section as the same ratio as display aspect ratio.
Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from DJI Inspire 1 Pro 4K video to iPad series supported file formats and settings conversion process.
When the conversion is completed, feel free to sync files from iTunes to iPad Pro/Air 2/Mini 4 or previous model for watching on the move.