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Tourist
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Cannot read 4k video with iPhone Xs

Hi, my iPhone XS say cannot import video to read in 4K. Help please

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Backpacker
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Re: Cannot read 4k video with iPhone Xs

let's go further a little for action (MTB like), just to have a complete picture

 

4K 4:3

-+ 25/30 fps max only

++ can be previewed in gopro app

-- no stabilization at all.

-- cannot be copied to iPhone, so no way to upload it to youtube

 

so the next is 2.7K 4:3

++ you have hypersmooth stab.

++ 50/60 fps

++ can be copied on iPhone and iMovie worked on it

-+ this has a little problem as iMovie (or Youtube) are not allowing to upload at 2.7K...only 1080HD

 

 

 

so 16:9 is more suitable for further share at high resolution.

 

robert

 

 

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Backpacker
Posts: 628

Re: Cannot read 4k video with iPhone Xs

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hi,

as I have X, please tell me:

what do you mean exactly?

- to download the video over wifi with GoPro app? works for all 4K 16:9...but not 4K 4:3

- to "preview" the 4K video in gopro app? (this is not available for 50/60fps)

 

just me,

robert

Tourist
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Re: Cannot read 4k video with iPhone Xs

To download the video over wifi with GoPro app
Backpacker
Posts: 628

Re: Cannot read 4k video with iPhone Xs

hi,

see here more:

https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/hevc

 

are your films in 4K 4:3 aspect?

 

robert

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Cannot read 4k video with iPhone Xs

Yes, 4K 4:3 aspect. The iPhone XS suppose to support this format ?
Backpacker
Posts: 628

Re: Cannot read 4k video with iPhone Xs

hi @globetrotter7703,

if you look at the link I gave you, no mobile (Android or IOS) phone is capable to read this format, therefore:

- Android let you copy but not play it

- IOS not posible to copy either

 

I miss 4:3 also.

as I MTB mostly, I like the 4:3 format, using all the sensor surface.

I have a wider "height" in the frame, more coverage.

but as I cannot use it easely with iPhone, I stuck with 16:9

 

just me,

robert

 

 

4K (4:3) Video Play Back
No version of Android or iOS supports 4K 4:3 playback. In Android, the GoPro app will copy 4K 4:3 to your mobile device, but you won’t be able to playback those files. In iOS, QuikStories will convert 4K 4:3 to a lower resolution for playback. Otherwise, the GoPro app will prevent you from manually copying 4K 4:3 to your mobile device.
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Backpacker
Posts: 628

Re: Cannot read 4k video with iPhone Xs

...and the QuickStories story is for IOS 11 only....

 

QuikStories converts HEVC to lower bitrate 
On iOS 11, the QuikStories feature will copy HEVC files from your camera and convert them to a lower bitrate before sending footage to the Quik app.
Applicable to devices running iOS 11 only

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

Backpacker
Posts: 628

Re: Cannot read 4k video with iPhone Xs

let's go further a little for action (MTB like), just to have a complete picture

 

4K 4:3

-+ 25/30 fps max only

++ can be previewed in gopro app

-- no stabilization at all.

-- cannot be copied to iPhone, so no way to upload it to youtube

 

so the next is 2.7K 4:3

++ you have hypersmooth stab.

++ 50/60 fps

++ can be copied on iPhone and iMovie worked on it

-+ this has a little problem as iMovie (or Youtube) are not allowing to upload at 2.7K...only 1080HD

 

 

 

so 16:9 is more suitable for further share at high resolution.

 

robert