How to Play Sony 4K Video in QuickTime Player

Summary: Have meet problems with playing Sony 4K videos in QuickTime? Please take few minutes to read on this article. Maybe you will get some useful tips.

QuickTime as a built-in media player on Mac OS X only supports so few video formats that many Mac users prefer to use VLC Player to replace it. If you still want to keep QuickTime as your default player, it’s ok, but when you want to play Sony 4K videos in QuickTime, some playback problems maybe trouble you. Some Sony users said the 4K playback in QuickTime becomes intermittent. They can’t watch 4K videos from beginning to end smoothly.

The reason why playback with Sony 4K video in QuickTime becomes intermittent is not only one. Maybe the resolution of your Mac computer is too lower than 4096 x 2160 to handle Sony 4K video, maybe the codec of Sony 4K videos is not able to be decoded by QuickTime on Mac. The solutions to these reasons are downgrade Sony 4K videos to 1080p and encode them to MOV format which is most suitable format for QuickTime.

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How to Play Sony 4K Video in QuickTime Player

Step 1. Load 4K videos

First of all, transfer 4K videos from Sony camera to Mac Desktop with the whole folder.

Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button on the top menu to browse and choose Sony 4K videos.

Step 2. Choose the preset output format 

For QuickTime, just click the format bar and follow "QuickTime Movie Format" > "DV - PAL(*.mov)".

Step 3. Resize resolution.

Click "Settings" to open “Profile Settings” window. To play Sony 4K videos smoothly in QuickTime, please change “Size(pix)” number to 1920 x 1080. 

Step 4. Start converting 4K videos

Click the "Convert" button on the main UI to start the 4K to MOV conversion. You can see the converted videos by clicking "Open" button. 

Then you are able to play Sony 4K videos in QuickTime with no problem. Enjoy!

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