Best Way to Playback DJI Inspire 1 4K on iPad Air

Read this article to get some clues how to playback DJI Inspire 1 recorded 4K on iPad Air flawlessly.

Q: Filmed by DJI Inspire 1. My question is there a way we can playback the recorded DJI Inspire 4k on iPad Air?

I read the threat in DJI forum and found some guys have the confusion how to play DJI Inspire 1 4K on iPad Air. Luckily, I think I have something useful to share as I’ve just talked about how to playback DJI Phantom 3 video on iPad Mini 4

When you try to transfer some DJI Inspire recorded 4K files from cards to iPad Air, the iPad may shows the video, but it probably says wrong format for playback. So, what caused the problem? Based on my experience, it was probably caused by the high bitrate and resolution of the DJI Inspire 1 4K footage. What I need to do is to reduce the Phantom Inspire 1 4K file size by lowering the bitrate and resolution. Below is how to.

The included camera system of Inspire 1 features video recording at up to 4096 x 2160 or 3840 x 2160 in MP4. Whereas, the large file size from DJI Inspire 1 is not supported well by iPad Air(It supports H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 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 DJI Inspire 1 4K on iPad Air smoothly, a good suggestion is to downscale the file size by lowering the bitrate and resolution. Brorsoft Video Converter is a smart utility to finish the task.

Overall, it is an all-in-one 4K video converter, player and editor. 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 videos to 1080p faultlessly. Plus, this video converter enables you to transcode DJI Inspire 1 videos to any format MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV, MPG, AVI, MKV… as you need. With this professional video converter app, you can downsize DJI Inspire 1 4k files to fit on iPad Air with ease. If you are running on Mac OS X, turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.

Steps: Downscale/Convert DJI Inspire 1 4K to iPad Air

Step 1. Load source video

Launch the Phantom 3 Video Converter app; click “Add Video” to load your 4K files from DJI Inspire 1.

Step 2. Decide Output Format

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

Step 3. Adjust the video bitrate

Since iPad Air supports 1080p video playback, you need to reset the 4K 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 Air.

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 Air perfectly.

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