How to Fix When GoPro Videos won't Load into iPhone?
This post focuses on the process to fix the problems mentioned above and alike. The tool you need is VideoProc.
* It will resize gigabytes of 4K/HD videos to 90% smaller without quality loss, thanks to its unique compression algorithm.
* Flexibly adjust the resolutions, frame rates, bit rate, codecs, and other settings of GoPro videos to fit iPhones.
* Convert GoPro HEVC, H.264, MP4 or other formats to iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/6S or earlier directly.
* Stabilize, denoise, split, trim, cut, rotate, crop GoPro videos, fix GoPro fisheye effect, adjust the speed, add subtitles, effects, watermarks, and do more.
* Its unique Level-3 Hardware Acceleration can process 4K/HD videos from GoPro, iPhone, DSLR, DJI, other devices with super-fast speed.
How to Transfer GoPro Videos to iPhone
Export the GoPro videos to computer. You can insert the MicroSD card to an SD adapter and transfer the content to a computer, or use Quik or Image Capture (Mac). As most problems are "can't load 4K GoPro to iPhone", you're suggested to do it manually with the SD adapter.
Free download the software to your computer:
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Step 1. Load the video
Launch the software and you will see four options on the interface. Click Video to the next window. Then click +Video button to import the GoPro videos from computer, or you can do it by drag and drop.
Step 2. Convert the format
Problematic GoPro to iPhone transfer may start with improper video codecs. Select a format from the Target Format tab at the bottom of the interface. You can scroll to find the format you need (like H.264), or simply select the specific model like iPhone XS (Max), iPhone XR or iPhone X from the list.
Step 3. Resize the GoPro video
When GoPro App takes too long to transfer videos to iPhone over WiFi or it automatically split the video into small pieces, it means that the GoPro video is too big. VideoProc has a full set of features to compress GoPro videos to 90% smaller. Here is a more detailed guide on how to resize GoPro videos
#1 When selecting an output format in Step 2, choose HEVC as it is a format that can save half the size.
#2 Click the Option button behind the video info. Let's adjust the GoPro video settings.
- First, find Resolution and select a proper figure from the drop-down menu. It's OK to lower the resolutions to one level below such as from 4K to 1920x1080p since you will notice no quality loss on iPhone.
- Second, find the Bit Rate option and select manual from the drop-down menu. Check the VBR instead of CBR and you can also input a figure in the Target Bit Rate (similarly, one level below is acceptable).
- Third, adjust the GOP. Find the button below the Bit Rate settings and increase the number a bit. There is a more detailed explanation about GOP in Guide "compress iPhone videos" Step 2.
- Forth, 240fps, 120fps slow-mo and super slow-mo videos are often larger in size. If this is the problem, adjust the aspect ratio properly. You should note that adjusting frame rate is the last resort, or the image may be distorted.
#3 Click the Cut or Trim button below the video info. Here we can use the editing feature to further compress GoPro videos for iPhone.
- Crop. Click the Crop button and check the Enable Crop box. By removing the extra part from the video image, you can also reduce the size of GoPro videos. You can select an aspect ratio from the Preset drop-down menu like 16:9, 4:3 to fit iPhone's screen, or other ratios you may like, or you can set Free to crop the video as you like. Drag the cursor to select the area you need or set the precise position in the box below.
- Cut. Click the Cut button and then you can remove any part from the video. Move the knobs in the progress bar to select the part you want to reserve and then click the orange Cut button with a scissor icon on the right. You can select multiple sections from the beginning, middle or ending this way. Then the unselected parts will be removed from the final video.
Step 3. Edit GoPro Videos
- Stabilize. GoPro cameras are usually used to record the sports and some fascinating motions, like surfing, mountain cycling, skateboarding, etc. These moves inevitably lead to shakes. After the GoPro videos are loaded to the software, click Toolbox on the bottom tab and find Deshak. Double click the Deshake button and then you can adjust the parameters to stabilize the video. Click to see more detailed step to stabilize GoPro videos.
- Denoise. Similarly, there will be noise during the sports like the sound of wind and waves. Find the Denoise button next to Deshake and double-click it. Now you can adjust the Low Pass and High Pass to lower the background noise.
- Fix fisheye effects. GoPro cameras are able to record wide-angle videos with a large field of view (FOV). However, this will lead to the so-called fisheye effect or barrel distortion. In other words, the videos are curved when you transfer the GoPro videos to iPhone. VideoProc also helps to reduce the fisheye effect. Scroll the Toolbox and find Fisheye button. Then adjust parameters of the fisheye effect as per the guide here.
There are options to add effects, add watermarks/subtitles, adjust playback speed/audio volume, merge, trim, split, rotate, cut, crop GoPro videos for iPhone and more features. It's very intuitive and easy.
Step 4. Start GoPro to iPhone Transfer
After all the above editing and adjustment, click Run button to apply all the changes. As VideoProc support GPU acceleration for processing both H.264 and H.265, the whole process will be super fast, no matter it's 4K or HD videos at the high frame rate.
After the GoPro videos are ready, simply transfer the videos to iPhone. You can do it via:
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