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Import and Edit DJI Osmo 4K Video with Davinci Resolve with Best Workflow

The DJI Osmo is a handheld 4K camera that uses 3-axis gimbaled stabilization to provide you with video that' smooth as glass. It supports to record 4K, FHD (1080p) and HD(720p) video with MP4 format in a MOV wrapper using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compress codec. For people who wish to do some color corrector with DJI Osmo footage, Davinci Resolve, the world's most advanced color garding tools, is absolutely your first choice. How about the workflow of DJI Osmo 4K video with Davinci Resolve?

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Work DJI Osmo 4K with Davinci Resolve

The Davinci Resolve has enhanced media compatibility with various types of files including DPX, CIN, EXR, QuickTime, ProRes, DNxHD and MXF files all in real time. However, the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec recorded by DJI Osmo is not included in Davinci Resolve supported file formats. You may have no problem to load DJI Osmo 4K footage into Davinci Resolve, however, the video editing process may be not satisfy. The main reason is that H.264 is a delivery codec, not an ideal video editing codec, in addition, compare to H.265, H.264 codec is not efficient enough for compressing 4K video, you have a make a compromise between file size and quality. Therefore, to get a fast and fluid workflow of DJI Osmo 4K video with Davinci Resolve, it is ideal for you transcode DJI Osmo H.264 to Davinci Resolve native compatible editing codec such as Prores or DNxHD codec.

Wrap DJI Osmo H.264 to Prores or DNxHD for Davinci Resolve

To get the job easily done, a simple to use and professional application called Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan) is recommended to you: just load DJI Osmo video into the program, then you can efficiently generate Davinci Resolve best favorable editing codec Prores or DNxHD with just one click. With the program, you can also arrange the order of the loaded footage and merge all the separate video clips into a complete file.

Besides loading DJI Osmo into Davinci Resolve, you can also use the program to convert DJI Osmo video for playing on Android phone/tablets, iPhone/iPad, 4K TV or upload to YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook.

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How to Convert DJI Osmo 4K Video for Davici Resolve with Best Editing Workflow?

Step 1: Load DJI Osmo 4K Video into the program.

Start the program on your Mac computer, click "File"> "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to load DJI Osmo 4K Video 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 Osmo 4K Video to Davinci Resolve DNxHD conversion process. When the conversion is comppleted, feel free to import video to Davinci Resolve for best editing workflow.

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