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Import DJI Phantom 4 4K Video to Avid Media Composer for Editing on Mac

The DJI Phantom 4 is a very polished drone compared to its competition, it shoots sharp, clean video in up to 4K at 30fps and Full HD 1080p at 120fps for slow motion, through a newly designed lens that dramatically increases sharpness.

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Workflow of DJI Phantom 4 4K with Avid Media Composer

The DJI Phantom 4 record 4K video in an MP4 container with the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression codec, which can be loaded into Avid via AMA plug-in without any file transcoding.
However, the time for rendering 4K H.264 files will be very long, for a fast and fluid workflow in Avid, it is idea for you to transcode DJI Phantom 4 4K MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec to Avid Media Composer best editing codec - Avid DNxHD, which helps to create mastering-quality HD media at dramatically reduced file sizes, shattering the barriers to real-time HD productivity.

Wrap DJI Phantom 4 4K to Avid DNxHD

To generate Avid DNxHD codec, here a professional program called Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is recommended to you, with the program, you can easily convert DJI Phantom 4 4K video to Avid DNxHD codec and also other professional video editing codec such as Apple Prores for FCP/FCP, Apple Intermediate Codec for iMovie/FCE or Premiere Pro CC/Premiere Elements specially optimized file formats for direct editing.

Related tips: Best Mac DJI Video Editing Software | Transfer DJI Phantom Footage to Computer

Merge/Split/Trim/Crop/Watermark DJI Phantom 4 video

Some simple video editing work can be easily completed with the program's built-in video editing functions. You can merge separate video clips into one, split large video files into small ones by file size, count or length, crop video to remove the black edges around the video frame, trim or cut video to leave only your unwanted parts, add video/image/transparent watermark to video, etc.

How to Load DJI Phantom 4 4K Video into Avid Media Composer for Editing on Mac?

Step 1: Transfer DJI Phantom 3 4K recorded footage to Mac computer.
The DJI Phantom 3 records footage on an SD card, you can remove the SD card from the camera, insert the SD card to a card reader, then plug in the card reader into your Mac computer SD card Port for transferring the video footage to your Mac local hard drive.

Step 2: Import DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K videos.
From "File"drop-down option, select "add Video/Audio"to add source DJI Phantom 3 4K video files to the program.

Step 2: Specify output file format.
From "Format" drop-down lists, you can select Avid Media Composer preferable editing codec from "Avid Media Composer" > "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as the output format.

Step 3: Edit 4K video files.
Select an video item that you have imported to the program to activate the "Video Editor" function, in the opened "Video Editor" window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim video length, apply special effect, crop video size, add watermark, insert subtitles, etc.

Step 4: Start video conversion process.
When all the setting is completed, go back to the main interface, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start DJI Phantom 4 4K video to Avid Media Composer DNxHD codec conversion process.
When the conversion is completed, you will have no problems to import 4K video to Avid Media Composer for professional video editing on both Windows and Mac.

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