Convert Sony A7s II 4K to iPad for Playback without Stuttering

This article will discuss how to convert and downsize Sony A7s II 4K XAVC S for playback on iPad without hassle.

sony-a7s-ii-to-ipadI’m at a shoot some 4K videos with Sony A7sII and the director is desperate because he can’t see the shots without “stuttering”. For someone’s shared tutorial, I know what I need to do is to convert chosen Sony A7s II 4K shots to low resolution files for iPad playback.

As you know, the a7S II is capable of internal UHD 4K recording at 30 fps with full pixel readout as well as 1080p recording at up to 120 fps, all in the XAVC S format. Whereas, the large file size from Sony A7s is not supported well by iPad even the latest iPad 2017 version(It supports H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.). To play Sony a7s II 4K XAVC S on iPad smoothly, a good suggestion is to convert and downscale the file size by lowering the bitrate and resolution.

To achieve the goal, a great 4K video converter is needed. Brorsoft 4K Video Converter is considered to be the best 4K Ultra HD video converter. It allows you to freely adjust the video bitrate, frame rate, video resolution, etc as you want. And it is surely in the support of compressing 4K UHD videos to 1080p faultlessly. Plus, this 4K video converter enables you to transcode 4K videos to any format MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV, MPG, AVI, MKV… as you need. With this professional 4K video converter app, you can convert downsize Sony a7s II 4K XAVC S files to fit on iPad with ease. If you are running on Mac OS X, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the alternative choice.

How to downscale/convert Sony a7s II 4K XAVC S to iPad

Step 1. Load source video

Launch the 4K Video Converter app; click “Add Video” to load your 4K XAVC S files from a7s II.

Step 2. Decide Output Format

Click the “Format” drop down list to select iPad friendly format. H.264 MP4 format from “Common Video” is what you can choose. Of course, you can directly choose iPad Video H.264 (*.mp4) from iPad profile list as the output format.

Step 3. Adjust the video bitrate

To reduce the original file size, you’d better lower the video bitrate and resolution.

Step 4. Start conversion

Hit “Convert” button to let the 4K video conversion begin. When the conversion finished, check the generated video, which can be played with iPad perfectly.

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