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Play GoPro 4K Video on iPhone 7 (Plus)

Play GoPro 4K Video on iPhone 7 (Plus)

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Have shot some 4K footage with your splendid action camera GoPro Hero 5, Hero 5 Session, HERO+, HERO+LCD, Hero 4 Session, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 4 Black and looking for a way to transfer and play the GoPro 4K video on iPhone 7 (Plus) on the go. Congratulations, you’ve come to the right place, the following article will show you the simple workaround to get the problem solved.

Transfer 4K video from GoPro camera to iPhone 7 (Plus)

To view the GoPro 4K video on iPhone 7 (Plus), you will first need to transfer the footage from the camera to your iPhone. Here, you can download Capture, which can be either download from GoPro’s official web page or from iTunes store. Then follow the steps below to save any of your footage you to iPhone.

Once you have content on your GoPro, connect to Capture. Then tap the thumbnail grid on the bottom left corner, select your images and tap the download icon on the bottom of the app. The download process will now begin. Now that the content lives on your mobile device it can be opened in Quik for mobile.

Other ways to import content to Quik for mobile from your iPhone 6S (Plus) :

GoPro+ (iOS, Android)

– Access and share your GoPro content wherever you are
– Cloud Access to content, up to 35 hours of video or 62,500 photos or a combination of the two
– Access all your GoPro footage directly from Quik

Sync with iTunes (iOS)

– Add all your photos and videos to a folder that you drag in the folder “Pictures”
– In iTunes: go to your iPhone/iPad, then in the section “Photos”
– Check the option “Synchronize photos from”
– Choose the folder “Pictures”
– Check the option “Selected folders” and choose your folder with your medias
– Don’t forget to check the option “include videos”
– Your medias will be found under the tab “All Photos / Photos” in Quik

iCloud (iOS)

Go to the iPhoto app on your Mac
– Import your videos in iPhoto
– Select the asset you want to use and share them in an iCloud album
– On your iCloud-synced iDevice (iPhone or iPad), you’ll see these new videos. It might take a few minutes to synchronize.
– You will find the albums in Quik under the tab “All Photos / Photos” in Quik

Convert and Compress GoPro 4K to 1080p for iPhone 7 (Plus) Playback

Although both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have the capability to capture and playback 4K H.264 MP4 video recorded with iPhone 7(Plus). However, 4K display on smartphone is still not a good choice. For one reason, 4K displays usually require a lot of power, it drains almost twice the battery as compared to a 2K display. For another reason, 4K displays are good for large screen devices, but on a small screen (iPhone 7 1334*750 pixels at 326ppi while 1920*1080 pixels at 401ppi for iPhone 7 Plus), the difference between a 4K and a 2K display are hardly noticeable to the naked human eye. Another important factor is that 4K videos require more storage, shooting in 4K can consume 300-400 MB of storage per minute of video. So, if you would better choose a 128 GB iPhone and aren’t in the habit of pulling your video files off your device and into Photos for OS X or a folder on your Mac or Windows PX, you may want to leave 4K video off by default and only turn it on when you really want or need it. If you have compressed the 4K to 1080p video, you can open the video easily.

Therefore, to get a smoooth playback experience of GoPro Hero 4K video on iPhone 7 (Plus), it would be much ideal for you to compress 4K to 1080p. Here, you can get the job easily completed with a simple to use program called Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, the program not only helps to produce iPhone 7 (Plus) playable 4K H.264 MP4, MOV or M4V file format, but also enables you to adjust other profile settings in the program’s “Profile Settings” window to make them adapt with your iPhone 7 (Plus) best playback settings.

Adjust output video aspect ratio

The iPhone 7 (Plus) uses a 4:3 screen display aspect ratio, however, the GoPro Hero recorded UHD video adopts an aspect ratio of 16:9. When you try to GoPro Hero UHD 4K video with incompatible aspect ratio on 7 (Plus), there will be black bars around the video. The good news is that you can easily eliminate this problem by changing output video aspect ratio with the “Crop” function in the video editing window.

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How to Convert and Compress GoPro Hero 4K to 1080p for iPhone 7(Plus) Playing?

Step 1: Load GoPro 4K video.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to GoPro Hero 4K video into the program.

Load GoPro 4K video

Step 2: Output iPhone 7(Plus) smooth playback HD file formats.

Scroll down the “Format” drop-down options, choose iPhone 7(Plus) compatible HD file format “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output iPhone 7(Plus) smooth playback HD file formats

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, in video section, click “Size(pix)” drop-down option, choose “1980*1020″ or “1080*720″ to compress GoPro Hero 4K to 1080p, you can also tweak other settings according to your own needs.

Step 4: Adjust output video aspect 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, here, just choose iPhone 7 (Plus) accepted 4:3 aspect ratio. Once you select the “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.

Select iPhone 7 (Plus) compatible aspect ratio

Step 5: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from GoPro Hero 4K Video to iPhone 7 (Plus) compatible HD playback formats and settings.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Launch iTunes on your Mac computer, add converted files to iTunes library, then connected your iPhone 7 (Plus) to the Mac computer, sync the files to iPhone via iTunes for viewing on the move


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