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Edit DJI 4K videos on Premiere Elements

As a video enthusiast, make and edit the video by yourself is a very meaningful thing,when you finish a video, then use a professional video editing app to beautify your video, you can share them with your friends, upload to Youtube, save it on DVD disc, etc. So which one video editing app is the leader among consumer video editing apps on the market? As a senior video enthusiast, you must know Premiere Elements, which has been in the dominant status for a long time. It is appropriate to novice editors and consumers. The user-friendly is your first choice, then with lots of tools which can help you produce amazing movies from your video clips. Premiere Elements 15 will be better, it can support 4K Ultra HD video and includes nifty effects like motion titles and color pop. There are too many advantages about Premiere Elements, you can read it's review to know more.

If we download the Premiere Elements installation package and install it on our computer successfully, how to edit the video? I installed one recently, and I use my DJI Phantom Drone to take a video, I want to use Premiere Elements to edit the DJI 4K video for better playback and a then i open the Premiere Elements, input my DJI 4K, it happens nothing, I try again and again and still can't import the DJI 4K to Premiere Elements successfully, why? I find the answer by a large number of search.

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Answer 1: One possibility is the DJI Phantom Drone 4K video bit rate is too high, Premiere Elements supported QuickTime 4K MOV overall bit rate is 40 Mbps, DJI 4K normal bit rate is 60 Mbps, it is higher than Premiere Elements supported bit rate. The Premiere Elements can't import it.

Answer 2: Another possibility is the encode problem, I check all the format that Premiere Elements supports and found DJI 4K video is H.264 MOV/H.264 MP4 format. For example it is H.264 MOV, we know the .MOV is just a container, if the 4K MOV files are not accepted by Adobe Premiere Elements, it's probably because of the video or audio codec incompatibility. If you insist editing DJI 4K MOV video in Premiere Elements, you'd better convert them to a editing-friendly format for Premiere Elements, MPEG-2 is a safe and popular format you can choose it.

Actually, it's not a big problem problem, I have found the solution, you just need a common video converter like Pavtube Video Converter. With it you can easily transcode MOV as well as MP4, MKV, AVI, etc to Premiere Elements supported format with high output video quality and fast speed. You can load the DJI 4K video to the program and convert it to the MPEG-2 format or other Premiere Elements supported file format, If you want to convert the DJI 4K to the QuickTime 4K MOV which is supported by Premiere Elements, you need to download the Pavtube Video Converter for Mac on your computer.

You also can edit the video relevant parameters in the video editing menu. Pavtube Video Converter provides a lot of choices for customers: video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, etc. If your your DJI 4K can't be imported to Premiere Elements because of the high bit rate, you can reduce the video bit rate by this software. About more details, you can click here.

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TIP: You can refer to the following table directly without searching online to find the Premiere Elements supported file format.

Video formats

Video formats

Audio formats

Audio formats

Import Export Import Export

3GPP (.3gp, .3g2) 

3GPP (.3gp, .3g2) 

Adaptive Multi-Rate Compression (.amr) 

Audio Interchange File Format (.aiff) 

Adobe Shockwave Flash (.swf) 

Audio Video Interleave (.avi) *

Audio Interchange File Format (.aif, .aiff) 

Advanced Audio Coding (.aac) 

Audio Video Interleave (.avi) 

H.264 (.mp4) 

Advanced Audio Coding (.aac) 

Dolby Digital (.ac3) 

AVCHD (.m2ts, .mts)

H.264-encoded QuickTime (.mov, .mp4) 

Dolby Digital (.ac3) 

MPEG audio (.mp3)  

DV stream (.dv)

MPEG-1 (.mpeg) 

MPEG audio (.mp3, .m4a)  

QuickTime audio (.mov) 

H.264 (.mp4, .m4v) 

MPEG-2 (.mpg) 

QuickTime audio (.mov) 


H.264-encoded QuickTime (.mov, .mp4, .m4v) 

MPEG-2 Transport Stream (.m2t)

Waveform (.wav) *


MOD (.mod) 

QuickTime (.mov) 

Windows Media audio (.wma) *


MPEG-1 (.m1v, .mpeg, .mpe)  Video Object (DVD video) (.vob)     
MPEG-2 (.m2v, .mp2, .mpg)  Windows Media (.wmv) *    
MPEG-2 Transport Stream (.m2t)      
QuickTime (.mov)       
TOD (.tod)       
Video Object (DVD video) (.vob)       
Windows Media (.wmv) *      

Steps on Converting DJI 4K to Premiere Elements supported video for editing

Step 1: Click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" to load DJI 4K video into the program, you can also click the red cross icon to load the video or audio to it. You also can load 4K footage by other 4K recording devices

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Step 2. Click "Format", at the drop-down list, click "Adobe Premiere" to choose Premiere Elements supported file format, such as: MPEG-2 (*.mpg), you can also choose other format that Premiere Elements supported. from "Common Video" such as: MPEG-2 .m2v, MPEG-2 .mp2, etc.


TIP 1: If you want to convert the DJI 4K to the QuickTime MOV on Mac system, the operation is similar to Windows.

TIP 2: Sometimes, you may worry about the output video quality, you just need to choose the original output in the setting menu. Also you can change the video and audio bit rate at here.

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Step 3. Click the "Browse"to set the output save location. Here you can save it on your hard drive which is convenient for you to import the video to Premiere Elements.

Step 4. Click the "Convert" button to start converting. After conversion, you can click the "Open output folder" to find the output files quickly.

Is it easy? it's not as difficult as you imagine, just need 4 simple steps, you can open the Premiere Elements and import your video for editing. Actually, when you can't import the video to Premiere Elements next time, you can convert the video to another Premiere Elements supported format with the help of Pavtube Video Converter.it's the best and fast way.

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