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Compress and Convert DJI Osmo 4K for Editing with Sony Vegas Pro 12/13

The Osmo system from DJI combines the Zenmuse X3 camera/gimbal with a detachable handle, bringing the benefits of stabilized 4K shooting to a handheld form factor.  For professional video editing software - Sony Vegas Pro 12 or 13 users, when the shooting is done, you may wish to load DJI Osmo 4K into Sony Vegas Pro for doing some great post video editing work with the tools and features offered by the program. The following article will show you how to get a fast and fluid workflow of DJI Osmo 4K with Sony Vegas Pro 12/13.

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Best workflow for editing 4K with Sony Vegas Pro

Although the latest version of Sony Vegas Pro 12/13 allows you to edit 4K material, and the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression codec used to compress the 4K video recorded by DJI Osmo are are included in Sony Vegas Pro supported import file formats, however, people who have tried to use DJI Osmo 4K with Sony Vegas find that they haven't come up with a smooth workflow. The main problem of the editing is the slow playback frame rate. As 4K editing requires a lot of horsepower, in addition, Sony Vegas Pro does not support GPU while previewing and editing but uses only CPU, if your computer does not have a fast CPU, you will suffer video playback issues when editing 4K video on Sony Vegas Pro.

To get a smooth workflow of 4K video with Sony Vegas Pro, the best ways is compressing and transcoding DJI Osmo 4K H.264 to Sony Vegas Pro best compatile MPEG-2 format editing with 1080p resolution. Here, you can get the job easily completed with this simple to use application called Pavtube Video Converter (review). The program has perfect handle video with 4K resolution very well, you can easily produce DJI Osmo 4K to Sony Vegas Pro 12/13 specially optimized MPEG-2 codec with the optimal editing settings. In the program's "Profile Settings" window, you can compress 4K to 1080p by changing the output profile settings.

By downloading the Mac version - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac of this program, you can also convert DJI Osmo 4K to other compatible or best preset profile formats for editing with iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Davinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, etc.


Step by Step to Compress and Convert DJI Osmo 4K to Sony Vegas Pro 12/13

Step 1: Input DJI Osmo 4K source files.
Launch and start the program on the computer, import your source DJI Osmo 4K MP4 video files to the program by clicking "File"> "Add Video/Audio".

Step 2: Specify output file format.
From "Format" drop-down list, select to out "Adobe Premiere/Sony... "> "MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" format as the best editing formats for Sony Vegas.

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

Open "Profile Settings" window, click "Size(pix)" to select 1920*1080 as the final resolution for output video.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 4: Start conversion.
Hit right-bottom convert button to start converting and compressing DJI Osmo 4K to 1080p MPEG-2 format.

When the conversion is completed, feel free to import mp4 files to Vegas Pro 12/13 for professional editing workflow.

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