To our delight, YouTube has added a new service – 4K video support. If you grab a DJI Phantom 3 or Phantom 4 4K camcorder, you can upload the 4K footage to YouTube for sharing with your friends, fans. However, based on our test, it will take an awful long time, and something even worse, it won’t show 4K option for you, but only 1080p sometimes. In this article, we will talk about some tricks for uploading DJI Phantom 3/4 4K to YouTube perfectly.
In order to put 4K clips from Phantom 3, Phantom 4 to YouTube, there are two basic issues we need to resolve: divide 4K files into shorter 15 min sections( YouTube has a 15 min limit in usual.); convert DJI Phantom 3/4 4K video to a compatible file type .avi, .flv, .3gp for YouTube. Another important, adjust the video bitrate, frame rate for your 4K video before putting to YouTube. To achieve the goal effortlessly, download and install U2USoft Total Video Converter, a top 4K video converter.
With it, you can fast convert DJI Phantom 3/4 4K videos to YouTube compatible format like AVI, 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’re using a Mac, simply turn to U2USoft Video Converter for Mac to convert and transfer 4K to YouTube on Mac OS X including Mojave, Sierra etc.
Tutorial: How to upload DJI Phantom 3/4 4K video YouTube
Step 1: Import 4K files
Install and launch the 4K file converter. Then you can add the 4K 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, 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 1080p if you need.
Step 4: Edit/Split your 4K movie
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 4K to YouTube conversion. When the conversion ends, you can tap the Open button to locate the converted files and then upload the DJI Phantom 3/4 4K 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.