Supported Video Formats

Eyefi ards that support wireless video uploads will upload video files to YouTube, Flickr, SmugMug, Picasa Web, Phanfare, Facebook, Gallery3, and Photobucket.

In order for an Eyefi card to upload a video file, that file must:

  • be in the DCIM or MP_ROOT* folders or one of these folders' sub-folders.
  • be in the PRIVATE/AVCHD/BDMV* folder or sub-folder.
  • be less than 2GB in size
  • be one of the supported formats listed below.****
Extension Format Description
.3gp** Third Generation Partnership Project
.asf Advanced Streaming Format
.asx Advanced Stream Redirector
.avi Audio Video Interleave
.flv Flash Video
.mov Quicktime
.mp4 MPEG-4
.mpg MPEG
.mts*** High-Definition MPEG Transport Stream
.wmv Windows Media

Important notes about video transfers

* Special folders

Only X2 cards can upload videos stored in the MP_ROOT or PRIVATE/AVCHD/BDMV folders.

Files in the PRIVATE folder are not deleted via Endless Memory.

** About .3GP files

.3GP files are created by Android devices. Only the Eyefi mobile apps will transfer these files (not Eyefi cards). Eyefi Helper treated .3GP files as the RAW format prior to version 3.4. If you are running an old version of the Eyefi software, verify that you have a destination set for RAW media when transferring from your Android device.

*** About .MTS files

Only Eyefi X2 cards transfer .MTS files.

Your computer may require special software to properly display .MTS, depending on your computer's operating system. This is especially true for Mac OSX and Windows XP users, which do not natively support .MTS files. Some Eyefi Users have suggested the use of ClipWrap to make using AVCHD files easier on a Mac and VLC on Windows XP.

Eyefi cards do not support Selective Share and Selective Upload for .MTS (AVCHD) files.

**** Video formats supported by different devices

Not all audio-video formats uploaded by the Eyefi card are supported on all devices, so check with your hardware or software manufacturer for details.

Apple iPhones and iPads may reject video uploads in unsupported formats; check with Apple to verify that the video recorded by your camera is compatible with your Apple device.

For the most up-to-date information on supported video formats, visit Apple's website and view the TV and Video section of the Tech Specs page for your Apple device.

Recording HD videos

Shooting HD content on some cameras may require a particularly fast memory card. 4 GB and 8 GB Eyefi X2 cards are Class 6 rated, capable of 6MB/second minimum write speeds, and ideal for photos and standard-definition video. Shooting HD in some cameras may require Class 10 or higher; our 16 GB Pro X2 is Class 10 rated.

If you are shooting HD video and receive errors that your Eyefi card is not fast enough, try lowering the video settings. You can also try formatting your Eyefi card in your camera before shooting.

Warning: formatting your Eyefi card will erase all files on it, so be sure to upload or copy your files from the card first!

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