Convert /Downscale DJI Phantom 3 Video to iPad Mini 4

This article will discuss how to convert and downsize DJI Phantom 3 Advanced 2.7K for playback on iPad Mini 4 without hassle.


I’ve just purchased iPad mini 4 to run my DJI Phantom3 Advanced. And I also bought a card reader that plugs into iPad for transferring pics/videos from cards to iPad. While, the problem is that iPad shows the DJI Phantom 3 video, but says wrong format for playback. Any idea for me to play DJI Phantom 3 video on iPad Mini 4?

Searching the web, I was told that it was probably caused by the high bitrate and resolution of the DJI Phantom 3 footage. What I need to do is to reduce the Phantom 3 2.7k files file size by lowering the bitrate and resolution. As Below is the detailed guide on how to convert and downscale DJI Phantom 3 video for playing on iPad Mini 4. If you have the similar demand, read on.

The included camera system of Phantom 3 Advanced features video recording at up to 2.7K (2704 x1520) in H.264 MOV. Whereas, the large file size from DJI Phantom 3 is not supported well by iPad Mini 4(It supports H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 5.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats). To play DJI Phantom 3 Advanced 2.7K on iPad Mini moothly, a good suggestion is to downscale the file size by lowering the bitrate and resolution.

To achieve the goal, a great DJI Phamtom 3 video converter is needed. Brorsoft Video Converter is considered to be the best one. 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 2.7K, 4K videos to 1080p faultlessly. Plus, this video converter enables you to transcode Phamtom 3 videos to any format MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV, MPG, AVI, MKV… as you need. With this professional video converter app, you can downsize Phantom 3 2.7k files to fit on iPad Mini 4 with ease. If you are running on Mac OS X, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the alternative choice.

How to downscale/convert DJI Phantom 3 Advanced 2.7K to iPad Mini 4

Step 1. Load source video

Launch the Phantom 3 Video Converter app; click “Add Video” to load your 2.7K MOV files from DJI Phantom 3 Advanced.

Step 2. Decide Output Format

Click the “Format” drop down list to select iPad Mini 4 friendly format. H.264 MP4 format from “Common Video” is what you can choose. Of course, you can directly choose “iPad > iPad Mini HD Video (*.mp4)” from iPad profile list as the output format.

Step 3. Adjust the video bitrate

Since iPad Mini 3 supports 1080p video playback, you need to reset the 2.7K to 1920*1080 for easier playback. To reduce the original file size, you’d better lower the video bitrate to 160 Kbps, which is fully compatible with iPad Mini 4.

Step 4. Start conversion

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

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