Have shot some remarkable 4K video and wish to post them to Instagram for sharing with more audience, the following article will show you how to achieve that.
How to upload GoPro Hero video to Instagram?
If you are using an Android device, unfortunately the Android version of Instagram is temporarily not working properly with our videos. If you are using iOS, to get video from the GoPro App to Instagram using an iPhone, you can follow these steps:
1. Launch the GoPro App after you recorded you video.
2. Select Connect and Control.
3. Download either the High Resolution or Low Resolution of the video to your smartphone or tablet’s camera roll.
4. Download an app that can access your camera roll trim the length of your video while keeping the wide angle perspective. An example of a free App that can do this is “Squaready for Video.”
5. Now go ahead and trim the clip to the desired length. For example, Instagram requires video clips to be 3-60 seconds long.
6. Upload your video.
Smoothly post GoPro Hero 7 4K video to Instagram with best quality
Sometimes, you may find that the video uploading process is not that smooth since the Instagram has its own uploading settings and limitations listed below:
Size: maximum width 1080 pixels (any height)
Frame Rate: 29.96 frames per second
Codec: H.264 codec / MP4
Bit rate: 3,500 kbps video bitrate
Audio: AAC audio codec at 44.1 kHz mono
From above lists, we can see that the best uploading codec and format for Instagram is H.264 MP4, therefore, if you have recorded your GoPro Hero 7 footage with H.265 format, make sure to convert H.265 to H.264. In addition, we can also see that the maximum file resolution for Instagram is 1080p, therefore, it would be essential for you to compress GoPro Hero 7 4K to 1080p. What’s more, you should also ensure that the video frame rate, bit rate and audio codec of your GoPro Hero 7 adapt with Instagram settings listed above.
Best tool to produce best uploading settings for Instagram
To get above listed best uploading settings for Instagram, you can download our best Instagram Video Converter – Pavtube Video Converter. The application not only assists you to convert GoPro Hero 7 H.265 video to Instagram supported H.264, but also assists you to compress 4K to 1080p and tweak other settings to make them fit with the best uploading settings for Instagram.
Trim GoPro Hero 7 video for Instagram uploading
Since Instagram requires video clips to be 3-15 seconds long. Therefore, if the GoPro Hero 7 video exceeds that length, it would be much ideal for you to shorten the video length. The good news is that you can easily achieve that with the “Trim” function offered by the program to cut off unwanted parts from the clips by setting the start and ending time.
For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.
Step by Step to Convert and Compress GoPro Hero 7 4K for Instagram Uploading
Step 1: Load GoPro Hero 7 4K video into the program.
Start the program on your computer, click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import GoPro Hero 7 4K video.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
To downscale GoPro Hero 7 4K to 1080p, you can output Instagram compatible “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.
Step 3: Output Instagram best uploading profile settings.
Click “Settings” icon on the main interface to open the “Profile Settings” window, under video section, set the output resolution as”1920*1080 or”1080*720, frame rate as 29.96fps, bit rate as 3500Kbps, audio codec as aac, sample rate as 44100, channels as mono.
Step 4: Trim or cut GoPro Hero 7 4K video to less than 60 seconds.
Open “Video Editor” window and switch to the “Trim” tab, you can drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video or directly input specific values to “Start” and “End” box.
Step 5: Start the conversion process.
After all settings are done, click right-bottom “Convert” button to begin to convert and compress GoPro Hero 7 4K video to the best formats and settings for Instagram.
When the conversion is completed, you can smoothly upload and share GoPro Hero 7 4K video on Instagram.