Summary: Do you want to watch your Hockey videos on iPad or iPhone? Your IOS devices may be not able to play these videos. This article will give you some tips in detail to achieve the smooth playback.
Many people have need of watching recordings from camcorders on iPad/iPhone or sharing them to YouTube/Vimeo after the Hockey Tournament. However, in most cases, people failed to play camcorders videos on IOS devices. The following paragraph is an example from the forum.
I have a Sony camera which records some Hockey video in XAVC format. I used a program to convert it to an iPad-friendly MP4 format and it now plays in iTunes on Mac but will not transfer to my 4th generation retina iPad. A message says the iPad cannot play the video. Any idea anyone?
Before giving the solution to the feedback, let’s figure out whether MP4 is iPad-friendly video format. I did a search for you about what formats iPad supports. Here is a list.
H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
XAVC-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Now you can see iPad only supports limited MP4 formats. In general, IOS is a closed system, so in order to play Sony videos on iPad, we need to convert MP4 to the most compatible format with proper parameters for iPad.
Now, I’m glad to offer you a FREE method to solve the problem.
Use iTunes to create an iPad compatible version. Select your Hockey video and then from the top menu click on “Advanced”, then on “Create iPad or Apple TV Version”. This will make a fully compatible version of the video that can be synced to and played on the iPad.
If you still don’t get it from the content above. I recommend a professional iPad video converter for you - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. There are hundreds of preset output profile settings in this program, including iPad, iPhone series. With this iPad video converter, you don’t even need to worry about if the output video is able to be played on iPad, this converter is very good at converting Sony videos to iPad/iPhone formats.
In the meantime, there is a built-in video editor in this iPad video converter. This feature will help you edit Sony videos to make your Hockey videos look better for uploading to YouTube or sharing to Vimeo. It also supports batch converting Sony videos and this function will save much time for you.
If you want a Windows version, please turn to Pavtube Video Converter.
- Pavtube old official address: [URL]http://www.pavtube.com/video-converter-mac/
- Amazon Store Download: [URL]http://www.amazon.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Mac-Download/dp/B00QIBK0TQ
- Cnet Download: [URL]http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-76179460.html
How to Watch or Share Hockey Videos on iPad/iPhone/Youtube/Vimeo
Step 1. Add Hockey videos to the program
First of all, connect Sony to your Mac, transfer Hockey videos from Sony camcorder to Mac.
Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button on the top menu to browse and choose your Hockey videos. You also can drag Hockey videos to the program.
Step 2. Choose the preset output format – Full HD video(*.mp4)
If your iPad screen is Retina, we suggest you to choose Full HD MP4. Just click on the format bar and follow "iPad" > "iPad Air Full HD Video(*.mp4)". This Full HD MP4 format is also suitable for YouTube/Vimeo.
Step 3. Edit Hockey videos with the built-in video editor (Optional)
You can use the video editor to do some pre-editing work like trimming wanted segments out by setting the start and end point like this below.
Step 4. Start converting Hockey videos to iPad
Click on the big red "Convert" button in the main UI to start converting Hockey Videos to MP4. You can find your converted videos by clicking "Open" button.
Then you are able to sync videos from iTunes to iPad for free playback, or upload them to YouTube/Vimeo.
YouTube has the powerful cloud transcoding function. If you can watch converted Hockey videos from Sony camcorder on iPad or iPhone, you don’t need to do other things, just upload to share them! YouTube server will convert them automatically.
Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac: If you want to watch Sony videos on other devices like Android Tablet, Surface Pro, you can try our another software – Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. This program can help you finish the conversion a very short time.
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