iPad won’t play Mavic 2 Pro 4K Video
For iPad users who have shot some remarkable footage with your newly purchased DJI Mavic 2 Pro, you can insert the Micro SD cards into Apple’s Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader and then place that reader into the adapter of your iPad for importing Mavic 2 Pro video to iPad. All all these steps, you only find that your Mavic 2 Pro 4K video won’t play by iPad. Sometimes, you may just receiver a message says “unsupported file format”, other times, you see just the first frame, when you click on the > button, I get the loading circle thing, but it never stops and starts playing..
4K video formats of Mavic 2 Pro
From DJI’s offical page, we can see that the Mavic 2 Pro record 4K video by using the HEVC/H.265 codec.
Can iPad play Mavic 2 Pro 4K H.265 video?
From Apple’s official page, we can see that although many iPad models such as iPad Pro, 2017 New iPad, iPad Mini 4, etc support to play 4K video, however, none of them owns the ability to handle 4K HEVC/H.265 video, they are only capable to work with 4K H.264 video. Therefore, to get Mavic 2 Pro 4K H.265 played on iPad, you will definitely need a codec transcoding.
Transcode and compress Mavic 2 Pro 4K for iPad playing
To perform the conversion, what you need is a reliable H.265 Converter. If you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use application, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter to you. The program has perfect importing support for the 4K HEVC/H.265 video recorded by DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple 4K video into the application for conversion at one time. The software not only assists you to transcode Mavic 2 Pro 4K video to iPad Pro/New iPad/iPad Mini playable 4K H.264 video, but also assist you to compress 4K to 1080p so that you can save a lot of storage and also achieve a smooth playback performance.
Edit Mavic 2 Pro 4K video
Before transferring Mavic 2 Pro 4K video to iPad, you can do some simple editing with the simple video editing options offered by the program. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to get off the black edges, add image/video/transparent text watermark to video or apply special rendering effect to video, etc or insert external srt/ass/ssa subtitles to video, etc.
Step by Step to Convert and Compress Mavic 2 Pro 4K for iPad Playing
Step 1: Load Mavic 2 Pro 4K video into the program.
Start the program on your computer, on the main interface, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to load Mavic 2 Pro 4K video into the program. You can also directly drag the files to the program’s main panel.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Here, you can choose to output iPad Pro/New iPad/iPad Mini playable 4K H.264 by following “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.
If you are using previous iPad model that doesn’t support 4K video playback, or you wish to save more storage space for your iPad or wish to get a smooth video playback experience, then it would be idea for you to compress 4K video to 1080p by output iPhone/iPad playable 1080p file formats by following “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category, make sure to change the output file resolution as “1920*1080” or “1080*720” in the program’s “profile settings” window.
Step 3: Edit Mavic 2 Pro 4K video.
By default the Edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip or rotate video, trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, edit audio or insert external subtitle.
Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from Mavic 2 Pro 4K video to iPad supported file formats and settings conversion and compressing process.
When the conversion is completed, feel free to sync files from iTunes to iPad Pro/New iPad/iPad Mini for conveniently watching on the move.