Play Mavic Pro 4K Video on iPhone 7 Plus

Play Mavic Pro 4K Video on iPhone 7 Plus

Category : 4K Cameras

The DJI Mavic Pro camera shoots 4K video (up to 4096 x 2160) at 30 frames per second in MOV wrapper with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression codec. For those people who have just got a iPhone 7 Plus with 4K video playback capability, when you sync the DJI Mavic Pro 4K into iPhone 7 Plus via iTunes, you are disappointed to find that that 4K video don’t play in your iPhone camera roll, at the same time, you receive a unsupported file format error message.

Why fail to play DJI Mavic Pro 4K on iPhone 7 Plus?

From iPhone 7 Plus supported file formats, we can see that you can play 4K video that meet the following standards on iPhone 7 Plus:
File Extension: .m4v, .mp4, .mov
Video Codec: H.264 High Profile Level 4.2
Video Frame rate: 30fps
Audio Codec: AAC-LC
Audio Bit rate: 160Kbps
Audio Sample rate: 48kHz
Stereo Audio or Dolby Audio bit rate: 1008 Kbps
Stereo Audio or Dolby Audio sample rate: 48kHz

The DJI Mavic Pro record 4K video in MOV wrapper in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression codec with a frame rate of 30fps. Obviously, you will have no problem to play DJI Mavic Pro 4K on iPhone 7 Plus since there is no format, codec or other format incompatible issues. However, the fact is that people still fail to do so due to the following reasons:
1. Transferring 4K video to iPhone 7 Plus via iTunes is still not possible via iTunes
2. 4K video is too large in size, it will eat up a lot of space on your iPhone, here is how much space different length of 4K video will take up on your iPhone:
– 30 seconds of 4K will take approximately ~188MB
– 60 seconds takes up ~375MB
– 5 minutes takes up ~1.9GB
– 10 minutes takes up ~4GB
– 30 minutes takes up ~12GB
3. 4K video playback displays usually require a lot of power, it drains almost twice the battery as compared to a 2K display.
Based on above listed reasons, it seems not feasible to put a 4K display on a smartphone.

Compress DJI Mavic Pro 4K for iPhone 7 Plus Playing

For those people who insist on viewing DJI Mavic Pro 4K video on iPhone 7 Plus, it would be much ideal for you to compress DJI Mavic Pro 4K to 1080p or 720p so that you can get a smaller file size video which not only save much space and battery life for your iPhone 7 Plus. In addition, you will have no problem to sync the 1080p files to iPhone 7 Plus via iTunes.

Here, you can get the job easily done with our professional 4K video compressor – Pavtube Video Converter. The program has perfect compatibility with DJI Mavic Pro 4K video, you can easily downscale DJI Mavic Pro 4K to 1080p by outputting iPhone 7 Plus compatible H.264 HD file formats and then adjust output video file size as “1980*1020” in the program’s “Profile Settings” window.

Related article: iPad Pro Not Play Mavic Pro 4K Video | Workflow of Mavic Pro 4K with FCP X

Trim/Crop/Split DJI Mavic Pro 4K video

For those people who wish to compress DJI Mavic Pro 4K video without any quality loss, you can use the trim function to leave only your wanted parts, use the crop function to remove the black bars or unwanted size area or the split function to split large 4K video into small parts or clips by file size, count or length.

For Mac users, please switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to do the same conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress DJI Mavic Pro 4K for iPhone 7 Plus Smooth Playback

Step 1: Load DJI Mavic Pro 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 import DJI Mavic Pro 4K video files into the program.

Load DJI Mavic Pro 4K video

Tips: The program supports batch conversion mode, therefore, you can load multiple DJI Mavic Pro 4K video into the program.

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Scroll down the “Format” drop-down options, choose iPhone 7 Plus best compatible HD file formats “H.264 HD Video MP4(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output iPhone 7 Plus supported HD file formats

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, in video section, from “Size(pix)” drop-down list, select “1980*1020” or “1080*720” to reduce DJI Mavic Pro 4K to 1080p or 720p.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 4: Trim/Crop/Split DJI Mavic Pro 4K video.

Trim video length

In the video editor window, choose the “Trim” tab and this tab is selected by default when the editing window appears. You can use the trim function to cut off unwanted parts from start and end. You can either drag pointers on the process bar or set exact time point in Start and End boxes to set.

Trim video length

Crop video size area

The “Crop” facility enables users to get rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image. In the video editor window, navigate to the “Crop” tab. Follow the below methods to crop selected video:
A: Crop video by dragging and dropping the crop frame. Simply move your mouse cursor to drag and adjust the green frame to desired position.
B: Crop video by setting values. There are “Simple Mode” and “Advanced Mode” under Crop feature.

In “Simple Mode”, you can customize values in the box of “Left”, “Top” and “Crop Size” to make your crop decision. Under “Advanced Mode”, there are four value fields: Left, Top, Width and Height. You can either type in specific values to the fields or adjust sliders to crop the source file.

Crop video size area

Split video file size

Click the split button on the file list to launch the Video Split window. Ticking “Enable” option, you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

Split video into small parts

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin DJI Mavic Pro 4K to iPhone 7 Plus compatible 1080p or 720p format converting and compression process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.

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