Q: “I have a question about uploading 4K video onto Youtube. What formats do you suggest for upload 4K video. My 4K video file are Sony XAVC S 3840×2160-29.97P. I have not try any 4K uploading . I just want to ask before I try. Any tips is much appreciated.”
Searching online, we found many guys have the confusion about how to upload XAVC S to YouTube with the optimal settings for best quality. Based on our multiple testing, we’ve got the soluton: .MP4 4k video 3840×2160 29.97P to Youtube working very nicely.
Actually, YouTube has a very larger file upload limit: video container(MP4), video codec(h.264), audio codec(AAC-LC), frame rate, bitrate(All the low bit rate people shooting in XAVC-S might be uploading footage that is below the bitrate supported by YouTube.), resolution and aspect ratio(See YouTube recommended upload encoding settings). And for those YouTube users who own a free account, it also has the limit for video length. To upload XAVC S to YouTube with the best settings, you’d better get the help from Brorsoft Video Converter to modify your XAVC S clips.
Overall, the XAVC/XAVC S converter just meets your needs, which works as a XAVC/XAVC S editor as well. With it, you can fast convert XAVC, XAVC S videos to YouTube compatible format with a proper resolution like 720p( 1280×720), 1080p(1920×1080), 2160p(3840×2160). Plus, with the built-in video editor, it’s freely for you to trim the videos into multiple segments with short duration as you want. It has an equivalent Mac version Video Converter for Mac to help you to solve XAVC S to YouTube incompatible issues on Mac OS X(El Capitan included). Just get the right version according to your computer’s OS and follow the step-by-step guide below to convert XAVC S videos to YouTube with ease.
Basic steps to upload XAVC S video YouTube with best settings
Step 1: Import XAVC S files
Install and launch the best XAVC S converter. Then you can add the XAVC S videos to the program by clicking Add button or directly drag and drop.
Step 2: Select output format
Click Format bar to select an output format. To share your 4K movies on YouTube, .mov, .mpeg4, .avi, .3gp format from Common Video are all the proper formats.
Step 3: Adjust the video, audio settings
After several attempts, we get know Youtube’s maximum 4K bitrate is 45Mbps and it doesn’t work with 60fps 4k video well. You can set the video frame rate like 24fps. If you don’t want to spend long time uploading a 4k video to YouTube, you can downsize your 4K to 2K(1440) or 1080p if you need.
Step 4: Edit/Split your XAVC S footage
Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want.
Tip: If the video clips you’ve trimmed are still longer than 15 minutes, you can choose to split the 4K movie into smaller parts so as to share on YouTube without limit. Click the Split icon in the main interface, and you can cut your files according to time length and file size.
Step 5: Start the conversion
Finally, click Convert to start the XAVC S to YouTube conversion. When the conversion ends, you can tap the Open button to locate the converted files and then upload the XAVC S video to YouTube simply.
Editor’s Note: Keep in mind that YouTube doesn’t process all resolutions at the same speed. So generally the lower resolutions, 144p, 240p, 480p show up first followed by higher resolutions and then sometimes a day later 2K and 4K resolutions. So make sure you are giving it enough time as well.
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