As the best consumer drone that DJI has released to date, the Phantom 4 has won lots of fans and users. You can get smooth, stabilized 4K video capture, longer flight times, etc. However, the problem that filmmaker considered is that how to import these outstanding 4K MOV videos from DJI Phantom 4 into FCP, Adobe Premiere, Avid MC or other NLEs for editing smoothly. Well, follow this article, you can learn the DJI Phantom 3 4K to FCP/Premiere/Avid best workflow.
As we mentioned above, DJI Phantom 4 4K camera builds 4K videos in MOV wrapper encoded with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, but it seems Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer does not like the way. The file type is a compressed format and not ideal for editing. Plus, the old version of Final Cut Pro like FCP 6/7, Adobe Premiere like Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, Avid Media Composer like Avid MC 4/5/6/7 can’t support 4K video. An ultimate solution we found would be to transcode/compress DJI Phantom 4 4K files for FCP, Premiere, Avid.
Different from 720p/1080p videos, the conversion of 4K video is in a higher standard, a professional 4K Video Converter is what you need. Featured with the most advanced converting technology, UFUSoft 4K Video Converter for Mac is the optimal choice for you.
This video converter program provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, etc. Besides, this 4K converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want. With it, you can easily convert DJI Phantom 4 4K to Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Avid MC most compatible format in proper video settings. If you are working on Windows(Windows 10 included), please turn to UFUSoft Video Converter. Download the tool and start the 4K video conversion.
Convert DJI Phantom 4 4K footage for Editing in FCP/Adobe PP/Avid MC
Step 1. Load DJI Phantom 4 4K videos
Run the 4K video converter program you just set up. You can hit Add button to import the 4K video files from DJIPhantom 4 to the converter. It supports batch conversion.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click on the “Format” bar and choose a best editable format for FCP, Avid, Adobe Premiere.
a. To edit DJI Phantom 4 4K in FCP smoothly, you’d better select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format. It ensures the best result in Final Cut Pro.
b. To convert DJI Phantom 4 4K to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
c. For editing DJI Phantom 4K footage in Adobe Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing in Adobe PP natively.
Step 3. Profile Settings
In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. You can keep original 4K resolution or adjust video size to 2K or 1080 full HD as you need.
Step 4. Start converting 4K footage
Hit the convert button of the best 4K to Premiere Pro Converter. It will start converting DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4/MOV for importing to FCP/Premiere/Avid MC immediately.
Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer perfectly.