Supported Resolutions for Copy and Share in the GoPro App

Question

What resolutions should be available to copy from a GoPro camera to a device using the GoPro App or a Quik Key?

Where does it apply?

  • GoPro App
  • Quik Key
  • iOS Devices
  • Android Devices

Answer

Not all devices support all of the resolutions that a GoPro offers. This article lists the resolutions available and the compatibility you can  expect when those files are transferred to a Quik Key, or copied wirelessly using the GoPro App.

Android Users:
Android devices do not have a strict set of video formats that are playable or not. The majority of current Android devices are capable of playing back most videos, even 4K. However, every Android phone is different, so you may see some stuttering or choppy playback on higher resolutions and frame rates.

iOS Users:
Note that compatibility varies by device, camera model, and operating system version. iOS 11 is required to play back HEVC video. 
Compatibility is not guaranteed on all devices. 

FYI:
Depending on your device’s processing power, some higher resolution files may need to be converted to a lower resolution. To accommodate this process, be sure that your device has double the required space available for the content you want to transfer. 
Example: If your video is 2GB, make sure you have at least 4GB available. 

Live Preview: The GoPro app may not support live preview for HERO2 and HERO3 cameras. However, you should be able to save the content depending on what your device can support. Learn more.

Key:
∆ : HEVC Video OR iOS 11.2+ Required

Capture ModeiPhone 8/X/XS/XS Max/XRiPhone 7iPhone 6SiPhone 6/6+iPhone SEiPhone 5S
Copy / Playback / ShareCopy / Playback / ShareCopy / Playback / ShareCopy / Playback / ShareCopy / Playback / ShareCopy / Playback / Share
PhotosYESYESYESYESYESYES
Time Lapse Video 4KYES∆YESYESYES∆YES∆NO
Time Lapse Video 2.7KYES∆N/AN/AYES∆YES∆NO
Time Lapse Video 1080pYESYESYESYESYESYES
4K 60fpsYES∆YES∆YES∆YES∆YESNO
4K 30fpsYESYESYESYES*YESNO
4K 24fpsYESYESYESYESYESNO
4K 4:3 30fpsNONONONONONO
4K 4:3 24fpsNONONONONONO
2.7K 120fpsYES∆YES∆YES∆YES∆YES∆NO
2.7K 60fpsYESYESYESYESYESNO
2.7K 48fpsYESYESYESYESYESNO
2.7K 30fpsYESYESYESYESYESNO
2.7K 24fpsYESYESYESYESYESNO
2.7K 4:3 60fpsYES∆YES∆YES∆YES∆YESNO
2.7K 4:3 30fpsYESYESYESYESYESNO
2.7K 4:3 24fpsYESYESYESYES∆YES∆NO
1440p 60fpsYESYESYESYESYESNO
1440p 48fpsYESYESYESYESYESNO
1440p 30fpsYESYESYESYESYESNO
1440p 24fpsYESYESYESYESYESNO
1080p 240fpsYES∆YES∆YES∆YES∆YES∆YES∆
1080p 120fpsYESYESYESYESYESYES
1080p 90fpsYESYESYESYESYESYES
1080p 60fpsYESYESYESYESYESYES
1080p 48fpsYESYESYESYESYESYES
1080p 30fpsYESYESYESYESYESYES
1080p 24fpsYESYESYESYESYESYES
960p 120fpsYESYESYESYESYESYES
960p 60fpsYESYESYESYESYESYES
720p 240fpsYESYESYESYESYESYES
720p 120fpsYESYESYESYESYESYES
720p 60fpsYESYESYESYESYESYES
720p 30fpsYESYESYESYESYESYES
480p 240fpsYESYESYESYESYESYES

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