Transfer and Play GoPro videos on iPad 2/3/4

Q1: GoPro Footage and iPad 3

“I recently received an iPad 3 for graduation, and am struggling with downloading GoPro footage from both my laptop (2008 MacBook Pro 15″) and the iPad SD Card Reader. I can’t push GoPro videos (720p, 30fps, .mp4) from iTunes to the iPad – it says the files are in a format the iPad can’t play, so it won’t even put them on the iPad. I also can’t see the files on the SD card through the SD card reader attached to the iPad, but they show up fine on my laptop.”

Q2: Import GoPro MP4 into iPad 4

“I have recorded some videos using the GoPro Hero Camera set at 960p resolution and 48 frames per second. These videos come out in MP4 format and I can play them on my computer (PC) just fine. However when I try to import them into iTunes and sync with the iPad 4 it says that the video is not in the correct format and can’t be played. How can I fix this?”

When you import some GoPro MP4 videos(in different resolution 720p, 960p, 1080p and even 4K) to iPad(iPad 2/3/4), you may meet some troubles. Sometimes, iPad can’t support your GoPro video. Actually, it all depends on your iPad specs. For example, Apple iPad 4 tech spec: MPEG 4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second. So based on that info, if you got some 960p or higher resolution video files, iPad 4 has no ability to handle it. Here in this article, we will give you some tips and tricks to help you transfer and play GoPro videos on iPad with ease.

To avoid the incompatibility issues with GoPro video and iPad, here we recommend Brorsoft Video Converter, which can give you a big hand. Overall, this video converter works as the best GoPro video converter. With it, you can easily resolve two basic issues: Convert GoPro MP4 video to a more compatible format for iPad(It comes with the optimal presets for iPad 2/3/4, iPad Air, iPad Mini); tweak GoPro videos’ resolution, bitrate, frame rate to fully fit your iPad device. And then add the formatted GoPro videos to iPad form computer for playback. Plus, this video converter app is built with a video editor, which allows you to trim, crop, adjust effects, insert subtitles, etc…

If you are working on Mac, please get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. Now I share the step-by-step solution converting/importing GoPro MP4 to iPad.

Convert and Tweak GoPro videos for iPad 2/3/4

Step 1. Import GoPro MP4 files

Copy the GoPro files to your hard drive. Drag & drop video files MP4 to the GoPro Video to iPad Converter after launching it. Or click the Add video button to locate the files you want to add.

Step 2. Choose optimal preset for your iPad

Click the output Format > iPad dropdown list; you’ll get a lot of choices. Choose a proper one for your iPad like iPad 3/4(New iPad) HD Video(*.mp4).

Step 3. Modify your GoPro video parameters

You can click the “Settings” icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting including video resolution, bitrate, frame rate, etc as you need to get the best quality video.

Step 4. Start the conversion

Click “Convert” button to start encoding GoPro HD MP4 videos. After the conversion, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then transfer the converted GoPro MP4 files to your iPad for playback with ease.

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