Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

  1. SAHC

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    having trouble figuring out how to get the video files from the micro sd card out of my PH4 onto my Ipad mini 2 so I can edit with IMovie... using the Apple sd card reader you can transfer to ipad or iPhone but cannot open, file format not supported... and IMovie does not see the file either in the photos folders.. trying to find solution without using icloud...anyone find a easy solution for this?...
     
  2. With The Birds

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    3,579
    Likes Received:
    1,037
    Location:
    Australia
    I can open and edit on iPad. Maybe the mini 2 doesn't have enough grunt. You aren't missing much. iMovie on iOS is very limited.
     
  3. SAHC

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    Have read this is common complaint with newer ipads, i have no problems using my iMac or Pc. Need to resolve this so i can use ipad to edit while out of town.
     
  4. Pharm

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2016
    Messages:
    1,069
    Likes Received:
    423
    I've had the same problem trying to copy a small, short video onto my Iphone. It would only work by going through Itunes. I don't remember the steps however. I figured out how to do it by Googling it.
     
  5. julian_l

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2016
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    3
    Try shooting in a lower resolution.
     
  6. With The Birds

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    3,579
    Likes Received:
    1,037
    Location:
    Australia
    I don't know what you have seen but it might be that it is a problem with earlier IPads. I can edit 4K on the IPad Pro no problems. I just find it lacking in the feature set. According to Apple the devices that support 4K editing are Phone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro using iMovie for iOS version 2.2.1 or later and iOS 9.1 or later. it seems an A8X or higher processor is required.
     
  7. SAHC

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    my new ipad mini 2 will work in 4K, my problem has been getting it to see the video and transfer straight from the sd card..if I transfer first to my Mac and then to the ipad it seems to work fine...iMovie is limited on the ipad but is adequate to edit videos while out of town for me..i am filming in MP4 format
     
  8. SAHC

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    I will only as a last resort, would much rather stay with higher resolution for playback on large screens
     
  9. Richard R

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    1,792
    Likes Received:
    645
    Location:
    Ohio
    What format are you shooting in? Apple likes .mov
     
  10. SAHC

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    have always been told MP4 best for apple...MOV best for PC....I have my PH4 set to MP4 in 4K...3940x2160 and 30fps
     
  11. SAHC

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    doing some testing, if I lower the res down to 1080, the ipad finds videos right away...interesting
     
  12. DarkDrone 1

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2017
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    25
    That's the complete opposite.

    MOV was developed by Apple...
     
    #12 DarkDrone 1, Feb 17, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
  13. SAHC

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    wait, you are right, I misspoke...got mixed up because I keep jumping back and forth between the iMac and the PC laptop on my desk...thanks
     
  14. SAHC

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    this brand new ipad mini 2 will recognize 1080p video files 30fps, 48fps, 120fps but NOT 60fps.....checked in my iPhone 6s out of curiousity, sees all 1080p including 60fps
     
  15. Mix_

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2017
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    12
    So, my 2 cents: 4K is supported on iMovie for iOS devices from iPhone 6S and newer and iPad Air 2 and iPad pro (on pro, you can edit up to 3 4K streams simultaneously).
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots
     
  16. SAHC

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    don't want to bore you guys, but have concluded my iPhone 6s will not open the 2.7 or 4K video..shows file format not supported.... but can be brought into iMovie and edited on iPhone and then saved in 4K..... the ipad mini 2 reacts the same but will only allow 2.7res video to be brought into iMovie and edited and then saved only in 1080
     
    #16 SAHC, Feb 17, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
  17. With The Birds

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    3,579
    Likes Received:
    1,037
    Location:
    Australia
    Bored? No. I'm pretty sure that's what we suspected was the case, thank you for confirming. It seems A8X or higher SOC is required. 4K needs a lot if grunt.

    If you like OSX consider getting a high spec laptop for travel and run a hackintosh OSX instal.
     
Loading...