The DJI Mavic Pro is DJI's smallest drone to date which still maintaining the expanding the 4K-capable feature-set of its only 5-month old predecessor, the Phantom 4. Not only was it poised to upset the GoPro apple cart, but also become one of the hottest drones to date.
The good: The DJI Mavic Pro's compact foldable design makes it more travel friendly than any other camera drone with similar capabilities. Its gaming-style controller is equally compact, but still has all the controls you need to fly and control the camera and it can be piloted with only an iOS or Android device. Battery life is very good for a small quadcopter.
The bad: The phone mount is a little awkward to use. Not user repairable. Camera lens is a little narrow for landscapes.
The bottom line: If you've been looking for a discreet, but powerful travel-friendly camera drone, look no further than the DJI Mavic Pro.
What specific scene you can capture with DJI Mavic Pro?
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Film action videos with DJI Mavic Pro
A new generation of action videos is being filmed with action drones such as the DJI Mavic Pro, which allows for additional portability. Since the Mavic Pro can be folded up into a small little rectangle about the size of a water bottle, it means that amateur filmmakers can pack these drones in their backpacks and take them anywhere - the beach, the mountains or any rugged terrain where it's typically hard to film action shots.
Format Specification of DJI Mavic Pro
Video Resolutions and Frame Rate
Video Bit rate
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 in MOV wrapper
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160): 24p
microSDHC/SDXC card up to 64 GB
FAQs about DJI Mavic Pro 4K video, editing and sharing
Question: How to get the best editing workflow of DJI Mavic Pro 4K with FCP X?
Answer: Although FCP X has native import support for the 4K H.264 video recorded by DJI Mavic Pro, however, the H.264 is not an ideal editing format for FCP X especially when you are doing color correction or composite gradients. It is ideal for you to encode H.264 to FCP X's high performance and high quality codec - Apple Prores. Sometimes, when your are using a slow Mac computer to handle DJI Mavic Pro 4K video on FCP X, you may find the video just skips and jumps and make it virtually impossible to edit with any real fitness. Then you can directly use FCP X to create a Proxy media, read more...
Question: How to fix Lag and dropping of frames of DJI Mavic Pro 4K on Premiere Pro?
Answer: You can import your footage directly in Premiere and drop it on the timeline then, select it and choose a scale of 50% in the effects window, you have to render it to read it fluently. But you can choose any other scale to zoom in your footage or center it differently : that offers you the possibility of post production of the scale, the focus and changing scale between one point and an other of you shoot : a studio post zooming!
Related article: Best Setting of DJI Phantom 3/4 4K for Premiere Pro CC
Question: How to Upload DJI Mavic Pro 4K to YouTube without losing quality?
Answer: Youtube has some limitation in videos for uploading, like length of video, video size, resolution and more. You can encode DJI Mavic Pro 4K video in MP4 container file format with H.264 High Profile video codec and AAC audio codec with progressive form, cut the 4K video to no more than 15 minutes and compress it to no larger than 2GB, read more...
Question: Why my Vizio 4K TV not play DJI Mavic Pro recorded 4K footage?
Answer: The Vizio 4K TV supports to 4K MKV container format with H.265 video codec and AAC audio codec, however, DJI Mavic Pro camera records 4K video usually in MOV container file format with H.264 codec (apart from DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ which also records 4K H.265 codec), you can use a third-party 4K video converter program such as - Pavtube Video Converter to generate Vizio 4K TV playable 4K H.265 format, read more...
Question: How to fix VLC DJI Mavic Pro 4K Video playback choppy issues?
Answer: You can enable GPU accelerated decoding feature in VLC if you are using Windows Windows Vista and newer versions of the Microsoft operating system or compress DJI Mavic Pro 4K to 1080p to fix the VLC 4K playback lagging issue, read more...
Question: What's the benefits of compressing DJI Mavic Pro 4K to 1080p?
Answer: The 4K video offers four times as many pixels as 1080p, therefore, you will get a smoother and clearer quality picture with more details. However, due to the large file size, complex compression codec, poor device and program compatibility and accessibility, we will often have the needs to compress DJI Mavic Pro 4K video to 1080p for better playing on media players, handle devices, working into consumer or professional editing software or uploading on popular video sharing sites, read more...
Question: Is it possible to play DJI Mavic Pro 4K on iPhone/iPad?
Answer: The DJI Mavic Pro camera usually recorded 4K video in MOV container format with H.264 or H.265 compression codec, current, there is not documented or endorsed by Apple but iPad will play 4K .MOV files from the Inspire.
Question: What's the best Mac free DJI Mavic Pro editing software?
Answer: For Mac users, when you've done video project creating with your DJI camera, you'll want to do some great post-production editing before sharing the video footage with billions of online audience. To built a video that you're proud to share, you will need a best Mac DJI video editing software. Here are 5 best free Mac DJI video editing software for you to make a reference including iMovie, Blender, Avidemux, ZS4 Video Editor, HyperEngine-AV, etc.