Have shot some amazing 4K footage by DJI Phantom and now want to upload them into YouTube for sharing with others? This article aims to offer tips and tricks of streaming DJI Phantom 4 4K video into YouTube without hassles.
As is well acknowledged, DJI Phantom 4 is a very wonderful aerial camera, which has the capacity to capture 4K videos with more stablize and smoother output quality than its predecessor DJI Phantom 3. After recording some splendid 4K videos via DJI Phantom 4, chances are you want to upload them onto YouTube for sharing with others, while the result might lets you down:
“I recently created a youtube page to post my phantom 4 4k videos. When I try to upload the mp4 video taken from phantom, it doesn’t do anything!!
Do I need to change the file type from mp4 to something else?? How do I do it peeps??”
Actually, it’s a very common and prevalent phenomenon especially for those who don’t do such uploading work regularly, as they don’t have a clear understanding of certain requirements for uploading DJI Phantom 4 4K recordings to YouTube: One, you have to divide 4K files into shorter 15 min sections ( YouTube has a 15 min limit in usual.); Two, you need to convert Phantom 4 H.264 MOV to a more compatible file type like FLV, AVI for YouTube. Another important, don’t forget to adjust the video bitrate, frame rate for your 4K video before putting to YouTube.
Different from 720p/1080p videos, the conversion of 4K video is in a higher standard, a professional 4K Video Converter is what you need. Here Brorsoft Video Converter is a highly recommended tool. With this DJI Phantom to YouTube converter, you can fast convert Phantom 4 4K videos to YouTube most compatible format like .avi, .3gp, .flv without quality loss. What’s more, with the built-in video editor, it’s freely for you to trim the 4K videos into multiple segments with short duration. The most important is that, it allows you to modify the video bitrate, frame rate, video size, audio channel, etc for your original 4K clips for easier uploading. If you are working on Mac, please get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. Now I share the step-by-step solution converting/uploading DJ1 Phantom 4K to YouTube.
Step 1. Import DJI Phantom 4 video files
Copy the Phantom 4 files to your hard drive. Drag & drop video files MP4/MOV to the DJI 4K Video Converter after launching it. Or click the Add video button to locate the files you want to add.
Step 2. Select output format
Click Format bar to select an output format. To share your DJI Phantom 4 movies on YouTube, .avi, .3gp, .flv format from Common Video are all the proper formats. You can also press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality.
Step 3. Advanced Settings
You can also press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality. As far as I 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. And keep in mind, YouTube always recompress the uploaded video, so upload the best, highest resolution you can.
Step 4. Edit/Split your 4K movie
Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the your original 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 Phantom 3 4K to YouTube conversion. When the conversion ends, you can tap the Open button to locate the converted files and then upload the Phantom 3 4K videos to YouTube for sharing with your friends, families, and fans.
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.