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Tourist
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Best way to get 4K video into iPad

I've read through all the items and I wanted to get some clarity on the use of 4K video on iOS and iPad.   

 

What I know:   Only certain devices can handle 4K video and formats.   I reviewed the charts from other posts and assume I have the correct settings [ GoPro Hero 5 / 4K shot at 30 FPS / Wide screen (not 4:3) which somewhere I read that won't import).  I'm on the latest version of iOS on a brand new 12.9”iPad Pro (latest gerneration which I think is the 3rd generation).

 

I tried my card reader and in the iOS photos app the test videos showed up.  But when I went to import there was a red ! Next to the video. It did it for a 2.7 k / 60FPS video as well.  

 

I used the GoPro App  to import import and the items were in the iOS photos app.

 

Here is my question.   Are those videos being imported in 4K?  Or does the GoPro app convert them to 1080p (like what is done in Quik app?).  I"m ok with the Quik app making a 1080pm video but I want my imported videos to be 4K for saving and archiving.

GoPro
Posts: 3,505

Re: Best way to get 4K video into iPad

 

Hi @fireydive75530,

 

The video should be in 4k if it's from camera to your device. 

 

However once you edit it using Quik. 

 

it will be converted to lower resolution.

 

 

Regards,

-jay

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Best way to get 4K video into iPad

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Thanks. As a follow on, is there a way to use a SD card reader to get the files transferred either using another app, Dropbox, or other ?? (using a card reader seems faster than from the gopro app when I transferred lower resolution video or photos).  The iOS Photos app saw the videos/ images as thumbnails but had a red exclamation (!) point when I tried to import.  [Or maybe I’m doing something wrong?]

 

Thanks,

Jeff

GoPro
Posts: 3,505

Re: Best way to get 4K video into iPad

 

Not really sure about that @fireydive75530,

 

Haven't tried it yet.

 

Maybe Other members can answer that question. 

 

You may also try asking our customer support team via phone or chat. 

 

They might be able to help. 

https://gopro.com/help/ContactUs

 

 

Regards,

-Jay

Tourist
Posts: 175

Re: Best way to get 4K video into iPad

I have an iPad Mini 4 which, whilst being a 1080 device, is capable of editing 4k video in Lumafusion.  The Gopro app seems to download 4k video fine, although it converts the HEVC format to AVC first.  It puts the downloaded video into the library.

 

The iPad, however, doesn't let me import the 4k directly using the standard sd/camera card reader (it limits it to 1080p60fps).  Using the SD card in the reader it the import shows the tool video but when it tries to download it it will give a warning sign instead of importing.  This is a IOS things and not a Gopro thing - it happens with other 4k sources as well.

 

Other sources aren't able to download into the library so I use a third party sd card reader with an app to read and copy the 4k video and share the files straight to the video editor.

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Best way to get 4K video into iPad

Thanks for confirming the behavior!    I'm curious which app you use to read and copy the 4k video?

 

 

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Tourist
Posts: 175

Re: Best way to get 4K video into iPad

I bought a Time2 Apple MFI Certified iOS Flash Drive

 

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01ARQDNFU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

When I plugged it in it came up with 4 apps and I installed all of them - only 1 worked however.  Thius one is iPlus Manager.  There's other card readers which seem to do the same thing and they all have their own apps so you need the specific card reader that the app works with, they don't work with the standard card/camera reader.

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Best way to get 4K video into iPad

Thanks!