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Fix GoPro Studio Won't Import DJI Phantom/Inspire 4K Video

GoPro Studio software makes it easier than ever to create professional-quality videos with your GoPro content. It's super simple for basic edits. Speed, Audio level, white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation, sharpness can all be adjusted with sliders. For DJI Phantom or Inspire users who have recently recorded a 4K video footage, is it possible for you to load DJI Phantom/Inspire 1 4K into GoPro Studio for doing some free editing work? You can get the answer from the 2 issues listed below:

"I was going to use GoPro studio to edit some phantom video for the first time earlier today and I noticed when I went over the trim tools it said something about not being able to edit because it was not GoPro original footage."

"Does anyone know what video format needs to be used on the DJI 4K camera to work in the GoPro Studio video editor. Been using this program for over a year and like it. Had the GoPro on the Phantom 2 and now have upgraded to the Phantom 3 4K, any suggestions to make video editing easier?"

If you have the same issue mentioned above and are eager to fix it, please go on reading.

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To perform a video editing with GoPro Studio, first you should be clear what type of media files can be added to GoPro Studio:

Step 1: Import & Convert

The following formats can be imported into "Step 1: Import & Convert" and converted into GoPro CineForm files for use in "Step 2: Edit".
- MP4 video files from the original HD Hero Original, HD Hero 2, HERO3, and HERO3+.
- MOV video files from Canon and Nikon DSLRs (except in Windows 8)
- JPG files from GoPro HD Hero, Hero 2 and Hero 3 cameras (.jpgs from other sources may work, but have not been tested nor are they officially supported)

Step 2: Edit
"Step 2: Edit" can import the following file formats
Video formats: GoPro CineForm AVI or MOV files (MOV only on Mac)
Audio formats: MP3, WAV, AIFF, M4A and CAF
As the DJI Phantom or Inspire 4K video are recorded in MP4 or MOV format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec, which has to be converted into GoPro CineForm AVI or MOV files(MOV only on Mac). Therefore, for Windows users who try to load DJI Phantom/Inspire 4K MP4 files into GoPro Studio on Windows, you can download Pavtube Video Converter (review) to transcode DJI Phantom/Inspire 4K to MOV or AVI video for loading into GoPro studio, for Mac users, just turn to Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (review)to get GoPro Studio editable MOV files DJI Phantom/Inspire 4K files.

As GoPro Studio lacks the ability to handble 4K files, therefore, it is ideal for you to compress 4K to 1080p for smooth video editing.


The following article will use the Windows version to show you how to convert and import DJI Phantom/Inspire 4K to GoPro Studio?

Step 1: Transfer DJI Phantom/Inspire 4K video to computer.

There are 3 different ways for you to transfer DJI footage to computer, transfer using a card reader, through a microSD adapter or use a Wi-fi.

Step 2: Load/Import DJI Phantom/Insire 4K video.

Launch the app on your computer, click the "Add Video" or "Add folder" icon to import DJI Phantom/Insire 4K video to the program.

Step 3: Output GoPro Studio CineForm files.

For Windows users, you can either output AVI or MOV container file formats with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression codec, for Mac users, you can only to output MOV files with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression codec.

Output GoPro Studio CineForm files

Tips: you can adjust the output codec as MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and compress 4K video in 1080p from "Size(pix)" drop-down list in the "Profile Settings" window.

Adjust output codec and resolution

Step 5: Start the conversion process.

Go back to the main interface, click right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the conversion from DJI Phantom/Inspire 4K to GoPro Studio CineForm 1080p AVI or MOV conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, you will have no limitation to edit DJI Phantom/Inspire 4K with GoPro Studio.

Also take a look the reason why video fails to import to GoPro Studio

1. Make sure that you are not trying to import the footage directly from an SD card. First copy the files to a folder on your computer.
2. Make sure that you have the latest version of Quicktime installed.
3. Next, make sure that there are no non-English characters in the name of the the file being imported, or the folder path where the file is saved.
4. Do not rename the file(s) prior to importing into GoPro Studio.
5. Make sure that you are trying to import the file into the correct "Room". GoPro Studio will not allow you to import the wrong file type into the wrong Room.
- All files, including MP4 files generated by GoPro cameras, should only be imported into the Step 1: Import Room.
- Files which have already been converted into GoPro Cineform AVI or MOV files, should only be imported into the Step 2: Edit Room.
6. If you have confirmed that you are trying to import your files into the correct room, try playing the files with QuickTime Player or Windows Media Player to confirm that the files are not damaged.
7. If your MP4 files still don't import into the Step 1: IMPORT Room, make sure that they were not processed through some other application or import method, like iPhoto or iMovie. Files processed through iPhoto or iMovie are modified by those applications to the point where GoPro Studio doesn't recognize them as GoPro camera footage. In this case copy the files directly from the SD card to your computer and then import into GoPro Studio.
8. If your files are stored on an external drive, try copying your files to an internal drive and then import into Studio.
9. Try creating a new project and then import.

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