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Best Workflow of DJI Phantom 3/4 4K Video with Davinci Resolve

With DJI Phantom 3 Pro and Phantom 4, you can easily capture amazing 4K video at either 4096x2160 at 24/25p or 3840x2160 at 24/25/30p with MP4 or MP4 format compressed with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec. For Davinci Resolve users, you may care much about the format compatiblity of Phantom 4K video with Davinci Resolve? And have you ever encountered the following problems:

Davinci Resolve 12.1 constantly crashing when editing DJI Phantom 4K video
Hello, Resolve 12.2 is constantly crashing. There is also a system message that the graphics card has been reset. That happens a few minutes in the programm importing footage or grading/editing for a few minutes. Working with 4K footage from a DJI Phantom 4. 1080p Timeline. Windows 10, i7 920, GTX 470, 12 GB Ram latest graphics driver. The footage can be fluently played in Windows Player and in PotPlayer. Also editing with Premiere CC 2015 is possible. What can i do?

Can Davinci Resolve natively imort DJI Phantom 4K video?

Davinci Resolve can work natively with many types of file format in real time and even camera raw format. Supported file formats by Davinci Resolve are listed as below:
Video formats: DPX, CIN, EXR, QuickTime, ProRes, DNxHD and MXF
Image formats: TIFF, JPEG, MOV, TGA , BMP
Camera raw: CinemaDNG RAW and CinemaDNG RAW compressed as well as ARRIRAW Alexa™ and Amira™, RED Camera R3D files including +5K, monochrome and HDRx, Cineform™, Cineform™ 3D, Phantom Raw™, Nikon™, Canon™ C300, C500, 1D, 5D, 7D and the raw cameras from, Panasonic™, Sony™ F65/F55/F5 RAW and their XAVC variants

As for DJI Phantom 4K video compressed with MPEG-4/H.264, there is no native input support.

Transcode DJI Phantom 4K to Davinci Resolve for best workflow

To get best workflow of DJI Phantom 3/4 4K video with Davinci Resolve, the best way is encoding  DJI Phantom 4K video to Davinci Resolve natively compatible editing codec like QuickTime, Prores or DNxHD codec. To assist you to get the job easily completed, here, you are recommended to download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan), which can do you a great favor to directly wrap DJI Phantom 4K MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 to Davinci Resolve native supported editing codec listed above.

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Besides converting DJI Phantom 4K video for Davinci Resolve editing, you can also use to program to output DJI Phantom 4K video for 4K TV playback, upload DJI Phantom 4K to YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook or compress DJI Phantom 4K video to 1080p for better playing and editing on Windows/Mac.

How to Transcode DJI Phantom 3/4 4K Video for Davici Resolve with Best Editing Workflow?

Step 1: Transfer DJI Phantom footage to computer.

You can transfer DJI Phantom footage to computer in 3 different ways: a card reader, a micro sd adapter or Wi-Fi.

Step 2: Load DJI Phantom 4K files into the program.

Start the program on your Mac computer, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to load DJI Phantom 4K files into the program from your Mac local drive.

Step 3: Specify output file format.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Davinci Resolve best supported editing codec such as "Avid DNxHD (*.mov)" from "Avid Media Composer" main category menu extended list.

Step 4: Edit video. (Optional).

Before loading your video into Davinci Resolve for professional video editing, you can complete some basic video editing task with the program's built-in video editing function. Check an item to active the "Video Editor" function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the "Video Editor" window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply sepcial rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.

Step 5: Begin the conversion process.

After all the settings are done, click right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the conversion from DJI Phantom 4K video to Davinci Resolve DNxHD conversion process. When the conversion is comppleted, feel free to load converted files to Davinci Resolve for best editing workflow.

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