Import DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K footage into FCP X, Premiere, Avid

The Phantom 4 Pro from DJI boasts a 3-axis-stabilized gimbal camera with a 20MP, 1″ CMOS sensor capable of shooting up to 4K/60fps video and well as photo bursts at up to 14 fps. The hull has been updated from the previous Phantom 4, now featuring magnesium alloy construction for increased rigidity and reduced weight. The FlightAutonomy system adds dual rear-vision sensors plus infrared sensing for a total of five directions of obstacle sensing and four directions of obstacle avoidance. Compared to the Phantom 4 Advanced variant, the Pro features the noted four, rather than two, directions of obstacle avoidance and offers a 5.8 GHz channel for the Lightbridge link, in addition to 2.4 GHz. If you recorded some 4K videos by DJI Phantom 4 Pro, you may like editing the 4K footage videos with a NLE. But H.265 encoded MP4 or MOV file format from DJI Phantom 4 Pro is beyond the compatibility of FCP X, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer. In this article, we’d like to present the DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K to FCP X/Adobe Premiere/Avid MC best workflow to you.

The easy workaround to work DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K with Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Avid is to transcode DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K footage in .MP4 or .MOV to a more editing-friendly format. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of UFUSoft 4K Video Converter for Mac. The program can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K MP4, MOV, XAVC, XAVC S, etc footage to advanced encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, ProRes, MPEG-2, DNxHD etc.x to seamlessly fit for iMovie/FCE, Final Cut Pro X/7/6, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and more. If you are Windows users, simply turn to UFUSoft 4K Video Converter. Just download it and keep reading for a brief how-to on each process.

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How to import DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K footage into FCP X, Premiere, Avid?

Step 1. Add 4K files

Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K video files to the converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you wanna combine several videos into one file, you can click the “Merge into one” box.

DJI Phantom 4 4K video converter

Step 2. Choose output format

a. To enable Final Cut Pro X ingest DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K files, click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.

DJI Phantom 4 4K to FCP

b. To import DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, just choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format.

DJI Phantom 4K footage to Adobe Premiere Pro

c. For editing DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K in Avid Media Composer, just choose Avid Media Composer ->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format.

convert DJI Phantom 4 4K to Avid Media Composer

Step 3. Start converting DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K footage

Finally, click convert and your DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K files will be converted into editable files ready to be imported into FCP X/7, Premiere, Avid Media Composer. You’re done!

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