Whats the best way to get iPhone 6S 4k recordings onto my 4k TV?

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  1. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    Haven't had a lot of time to try different methods yet, however the only one I did try failed.

    Basically I exported the 4k video out of Photos on the Mac and then tried to upload it to youtube. It uploaded very quickly so I knew something wasn't right. The end result was a blurry 360p video.

    Whats the best/easiest way to view my recordings on my TV?

    Curse you Apple for making the new Apple TV 1080p!!
     
  2. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    4K is currently very much a pro feature aimed at those who can export and edit. The fact the new Apple TV doesn't do 4K just shows that Apple know the general populous isn't 4K ready yet. It will be another 2 years before we get a 4K capable Apple TV (unless the new one has enough power and gets it enabled as an update).
     
  3. Sir Ruben thread starter macrumors 65816

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    4k is here now for consumers. Ive been enjoying Netflix in 4k and its amazing, so the Apple TV is behind the times. 4k TV's were here long before the new Apple TV yet no support.

    Anyway back to the point of this thread, how do I get it uncompressed and viewable on my 4k TV? Not much point watching 4k on the iPhone screen or even recording in 4k if you can't view it properly on a 4k screen. Otherwise all you are doing is taking up unnecessary space on your phone.
     
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    It would require a new Apple TV for 4K. The hdmi 1.4 on the new one coming doesn't cut it, it needs hdmi 2.0 and I think HDCP 2.2 copy protection.
     
  5. GrumpyTrucker, Sep 27, 2015
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    Ok, first things first. How are you uploading to YouTube? I just uploaded a short 4K vid taken on my 6S Plus and it has gone up in 4K no problem. Although getting it up there was trickier than it should be. When it was uploaded it was a 360p video for a short time then the additional resolutions became available over about a 3-5 minute window right up to 1440 then a long pause to get to 2160
     
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    I think that answer really helps OP :).

    What about a lightning-HDMI cable to connect your phone to your tv?
     
  8. GrumpyTrucker, Sep 27, 2015
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    Further to my last - uploading to Youtube using the Share Sheet will only do standard quality or (it says) HD. This HD though cuts a 170MB 4k file down to 14MB so not that HD. I found if I just copied the movie out of Photos (iCloud Photo Library) on the Mac to another folder it only copied an 85MB M4V version, so the only thing I found that worked was this:

    1) Download the original MOV file from iCloud.com Photos
    2) Upload to YouTube as normal using the Web interface.
    3) Give it what seems like forever to upload, convert, then prepare all the resolution versions all the way to 2160.

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    If you keep the originals on your phone you might be able to get the original MOV file onto your computer using Image Capture.

    It might be possible, once you've got them on your computer to put them straight onto a USB and connect that to your TV. I guess it depends what formats your TV supports natively. You could have to convert in iMovie.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G4

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    And MOST important of all:

    Make sure you are shooting in Landscape (horizontal).
     
  10. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    Hang on, you're not supposed to do video in portrait? Goddamit, I've been holding it wrong :)
     
  11. Julien macrumors G4

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    ....and over 90% of everyone else.:eek::D I SOOOOOO wish Apple would take the lead and make Landscape default no matter which way you hold the iPhone. I'm so sick of every news story having a 'thin' video with all the details missing on the sides.
     
  12. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    That, and make an iPad give the owner an electric shock if they stand there using it as a camera (pet peeve of mine)
     
  13. Julien macrumors G4

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    The hell you say. I'm getting an iPad Pro just for that purpose. :p:D
     
  14. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    Oh God. I just know I'm gonna get someone doing just that in front of me somewhere. Hope they have AppleCare+ on the thing ;)
     
  15. Sir Ruben thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay I have uploaded my first 4K quality video onto YouTube, so check it out on your 4K TV if you have one:



    Looks great on my 55" Sony Bravia however I can see some compression (in the sky) caused by YouTube compression. Overall though I think it looks nice, great detail on the rocks.
     
  16. Sir Ruben thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Another I took of the Coast guards training...

     
  17. Skyhawk21 macrumors regular

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    This video was better quality out of the two and I liked it!

    Although word of advice and you can research this; Some digital camera sensors pointed directly at the sun can physically get damaged. Do not remember if thats referring to CMOS or CCD but be careful!

    To much sun exposure (BRIGHT SUN) directly at sensor, and sensors on phones do not have a physical shutter to allow or not all the super bright ultra violet rays shooting into it; thus damaging the physical sensor. Software controls how much light is let into the sensor that does not have an iris or shutter.

    In a sense kind of how the sun damages us when we are exposed to it to long with our skin from the UV or even staring into the darn thing with our own eyes..

    Anyhow food for thought and that was a cool chopper you got in 4K!

     
  18. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    OP,
    I'm guessing you watch 4K Netflix through annuity in app and your tv is a smart tv? I'll assume you don't have spending like a media center. Do you have a USB port? Could you just stick files in that and okay them?
     
  19. Sir Ruben thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I've always heard about sunlight damaging camera sensors, but to be honest I've often caught it in my shots and not noticed any negative effects.
     
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  21. shadowaero macrumors newbie

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    using Photos you can export as original and place on desktop and then upload to you tube through browser.
    Or copy the file to USB and stick in your tv. But problem with USB method is my Sony XBR70X950B does not seem to support 4k mov from iphone 6s plus. It works fine with 1080p from the same camera. I wish i had bought a different tv.
     
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    I plug my phone into my Windows 10 PC...
    The phone shows up as a drive/device.
    Right-Click and choose export photos and video (or something like this).
    Then goto where the file is saved on your hard drive, move it to a flash drive and watch on your 4k TV...

    The videos are amazing! My favorite new feature so far...
     

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