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Upload Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K to YouTube

Upload Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K to YouTube

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Upload Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K to YouTube

Have did a 4K video of your DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ flight, after spending long hours uploading to YouTube, the quality was still awful. You know that there are enough 4K videos on YouTube from fellow members and you firmly believe that the uploading job can be done really well with good quality. So what is the secret? The article article will show you the best format and settings to fast upload Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K to YouTube.

Best 4K uploading settings for YouTube

To let your video upload successfully and look beautiful on YouTube, make you to optimize you Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video with the following settings for format, codec, frame rate, bit rate, resolution, time length and file size limitation.

Container: MP4

Video codec: H.264
Progressive scan not interlacing
High Profile
2 consecutive B frames
Closed GOP. GOP of half the frame rate.
Variable bitrate, no bit rate limit required, though we offer recommended bit rates below for reference,
Chroma subsampling: 4:2:0

Audio codec: AAC-LC
Channels: Stereo or Stereo + 5.1
Sample rate 96khz or 48khz

Compatible frame rate and bit rate for 4K video uploading


Video Bitrate, Standard Frame Rate
(24, 25, 30)

Video Bitrate, High Frame Rate
(48, 50, 60)

2160p (4k)

35-45 Mbps

53-68 Mbps

Audio bit rate for uploads


Audio Bitrate


128 kbps


384 kbps


512 kbps

Resolution and aspect ratio

YouTube uses 16:9 aspect ratio players. If you’re uploading a non-16:9 file, it will be processed and displayed correctly as well, with pillar boxes (black bars on the left and right) or letter boxes (black bars at the top and bottom) provided by the player.

Time and file size limitations for YouTube video upload

Size: Make sure you’re using an up-to-date version of your browser so you can upload files greater than 20GB. The maximum file size you can upload to YouTube is 128GB.
Length: By default, you can upload videos that are up to 15 minutes long, but you can upload longer videos by following the steps below to verify your account.
1. go to the upload page at
2. At the bottom of the page, click Increase your limit. You can also go directly to
3. Follow the steps to verify your account. You can choose to receive a verification code through a text message on a mobile phone or an automated voice call.
4. Once you’ve verified your account, you can upload videos that are longer than 15 minutes long

Upload Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K to YouTube with best settings

The DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ shot both 4K H.264 video at 60fps and 4K H.265 video at 30fps with a maximum bit rate of 100 Mbps. Here, if you try to upload Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K H.264 60fps video to YouTube, just lower the output bit rate as YouTube supported bit rate range between 53-68. If you try to upload Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K H.265 30fps video to YouTube, you will not only need to change the video codec to 4K H.264 but also the bit rate between a range from 35-45 Mbps.

Here, you can get YouTube best uploading settings listed above from Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video with the assistant of Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (get Mac version). It not only assists you to export Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K H.264/H.265 to YouTube most favorable 4K format, but also flexibly change other profile settings such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels, etc to make them adapt with YouTube best sharing settings listed above.

Related article: Import Phantom 4 4K to FCP X | Phantom 4 Pro Preview | Downscale Phantom 4 4K to 1080p

Trim/Split Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video

If the Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video you try to upload to YouTube exceeds the upload length limitation, you can use the trim function of the program to shorten the video length by cutting off unwanted parts from the beginning or end. If the video file size is too large, feel free to split it into smaller by file size, count or length.

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Step by step to Upload DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K to YouTube with Best Uploading Settings

Step 1: Load DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 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 Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video.

Load DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video

Step 2: Output Youtube best uploading format for 4K video.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down options, choose YouTube best compatible uploading format from “Common VIdeo” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)”.

Output Youtube best 4K uploading format

Step 3: Tweak encoding settings for YouTube upload.

Click “Hit “Settings” to open the “Profile Settings” window, here you can adjust the output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to let them fit them YouTube.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Trim/Split video file.

If the 4K video is longer than 15 minutes, you can shorten the video length with the trimming function to set the start time and end time to remove unwanted clips from the video.

Trim video length

If the 4K video exceeds the uploading file size limitation, you split the file by file count, time length, or file size in the video splitting window.

Split video file size

Step 5: Start the conversion.

Start DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video to YouTube best format conversion by hitting the right bottom convert button, when the conversion is over, you will have no limitation to upload and share DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video on YouTube with fast speed and perfect quality.


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