Tuesday, March 15, 2016

How to deal with 4k Videos from DJI Phantom 4 in Final Cut Pro 7/X

All of our Mac users can learn how to convert DJI Phantom 4 4K video to ProRes 4K for editing in FCP in the following page.

The Phantom 4 is a beautifully designed camera drone. Its smooth curves and crisp white exterior make it a natural fit for Apple stores, where its being sold exclusively for the first few weeks.

Aerial footage really is this drone's strength. The onboard camera shoots 4K footage at 30 frames per second and captures photographs at 12 megapixels. Shooting in 4K will fill up the onboard 16GB SD card in about 35 minutes, which isn't too much of an issue since each battery charge only lasts 28 minutes of flying-time anyway. From the sky, the drone streams 720p HD footage back to a smartphone or tablet attached to the remote control. Though there was the occasional lag if the camera made a sudden manoeuvre, the drone's-eye stream will let users see exactly the footage they're capturing and make any adjustments mid-flight.

If you recorded some videos by DJI Phantom 4, you may like me prefer editing the 4K video in Final Cut Pro. But, we can’t import DJI Phantom 4 4K to FCP directly due to the codec incompatibility. So here someone may asked: Is there any DJI Phantom 4k Video Converting Alternatives?



Brorsoft 4K Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional DJI Phantom 4 4K Converter for FCP. It's able to convert 4K MP4/MOV files to Final Cut Pro more compatible format ProRes 422 without quality loss. Plus, this 4K video app can also encode any 4K videos including XAVC/XAVC S, 4K MOV, etc to Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Download the best 4K Video Converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Import DJI Phantom 4 4K files to Final Cut Pro 7

Step 1: Load DJI Phantom 4K footage

Run DJI Phantom 4K Converter Macand click “Add file” or “Add from folder” button, browse to the Phantom 4 4K MP4 footage and load them to the converter for conversion. You can check the “Merge into one” box to join several video files together.



Step 2: Select Apple ProRes as output format

Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.



Tip: Click the “Settings” button and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate. You can keep the original 4K resolution but also can adjust to 2K, 1080p video size just according to your needs. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP 7 editing.

Step 3: Start converting 4K MP4/MOV to ProRes

When you finish all settings, hit “Convert” button to start transcoding DJI Phantom 4 4K video for Final Cut Pro 7 on Mac. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the conversion, it would be easy to import DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4/MOV files into FCP 7 for natively editing.

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2 comments:

  1. This is really a useful post for every P4 owner. But for those who are still not that familiar with what the P4 can do and what it offers, as well as for those who are concidering buying one, here is a great review of this model that let's you in on all the details: http://mydronelab.com/reviews/phantom-4-drone-review.html

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