Canon 5D Mark IV is the first camera in the 5D series to shoot 4K video, capturing 4096×2160 footage at 24p or 30p. While, if you have tried, you will find uploading captured 4K video from Canon 5D Mark IV to YouTube is not as simple as you think, failure becomes commonplace. Never mind! Sharing Canon 5D Mark IV 4K files to YouTube will become so easy after getting rid of YouTube 4K uploading limits below.
With the emerge of 4K video, it's a explosive growth to upload 4K to YouTube and sharing with others. YouTube has added a new service- 4K video support although, it'll take an awful long time. Generally, there are some factors may affect your 5D Mark IV 4K upload on YouTube like video size, video format, and the frame rate.
According to YouTube video uploading rules which has changed in 2015, YouTube will easily accept 4K, 8K even 10K resolutions and file sizes of 2GB, compared with 100MB in the past, supports 8 video formats for uploading, covering MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MPEGPS and WebM, and allows videos less than 15 minutes. The maximum 4K bitrates for YouTube is 45Mbs. Though 5D MK IV 24p or 30p 4K videos are supported, if your 4K shooting from Canon 5D Mark IV was longer than 15-minute limit, then the upload will not be successful.
If you are not sure, whether your video is suitable for the YouTube or not, check out the table to see the recommended settings for YouTube uploads here. And refer to the recommended bitrates for video uploads.
Recommended Audio Bitrates for Uploads
Mono: 128 kbps
Stereo: 384 kbps
5.1: 512 kbps
whether your video is suitable for the YouTube or not, you can do some processing before uploading it on YouTube. You can transcode the video to compatible types of files, split the 4K video into shorter 15 minutes segments or adjust the video parameters.
Actually, there are three basic issues we need to resolve: divide Canon 5D Mark IV 4K files into shorter 15 min sections (YouTube has a 15 min limit in usual); transcode Canon 5D Mark IV 4K video to a compatible file type for YouTube, or adjust the video parameters like video bitrate, frame rate for your 5D Mark IV 4K shootings before putting to YouTube.
Here Dimo Video Converter Ultimate just can meet your needs. With this outstanding 4K video converrter app, you can fast convert Canon 5D Mark IV 4K videos to YouTube compatible format without quality loss. What's more, with the built-in video editor, it's freely for you to trim the 4K videos into multiple segments with short duration. The most important is that, it allows you to modify the video bitrate, frame rate, video size, audio channel, etc for your original 5D MK IV 4K clips for easier uploading. If you're using a Mac, simply turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to encode Canon 5D Mark IV 4K to YouTube on Mac(including macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite).
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Step 1. Import Canon 5D Mark IV video files
Launch the 4K file converter for YouTube. Then you can add the 4K videos from 5D Mark IV to the program by clicking "Add File" button or directly drag and drop. Not only 4K videos, but also 1080p videos and 4K Blu-ray can be supported for loading.
Step 2. Select output format
Click "Select Format" bar to select an output format. To share your Canon 5D Mark IV 4K MP4 or MOV movies on YouTube, YouTube format from "Format > Web" is proper. Alternative formats are .mp4, .avi, .mov, .3gp, etc. You can also press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality.
Kindly Note: Keep in mind that YouTube doesn't process all resolutions at the same speed. So generally the lower resolutions, 144p, 240p, 480p show up first followed by higher resolutions and then sometimes a day later 2K and 4K resolutions. So make sure you are giving it enough time as well.
Step 3. Edit/Split 5D Mark IV movie
Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want.
Tip: If you need to get video clips no longer than 15 minutes, you can turn to "Trim" tab and click "Add Trim Marker" to split or cut the long Canon 5D Mark IV video into smaller parts according to time length so as to share on YouTube without limit.
Step 4. Start the conversion
Click "Start" button to start encoding Canon 5D Mark IV 4K video for uploading to YouTube. After the conversion, click "Open" button to get the exported files and your 4K video will convert and will be ready to be uploaded to YouTube.
Step 5. Sign in to YouTube
Next, enter your username and password to sign in to YouTube. Select the video privacy settings before uploading the video. On YouTube page, select "Upload" button then hit on "Select file to upload" icon. Pick on the converted YouTube video. Edit the basic and advanced settings the video is uploading. Finally, click the "Upload" or "Done" button to end the upload process depending on the privacy settings you chose.
Now you have successfully upload Canon 5D Mark IV files into YouTube for sharing with your friends, families, and fans. Note that before uploading to YouTube for sharing with more guys, you can edit Canon 5D Mark IV 4K files in Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas for editing on Windows or import to Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMoive on Mac to get your video to the next level.