Importing DJI Phantom 4 4K Video to PowerDirector 14/15/16
The DJI Phantom 4 is the smartest flying camera DJI has ever created that supports 4K recordings. Then what if you happen to have some DJI Phantom 4 4K files and wanna import them into PowerDirector for editing? As we found, it a painful experience to import DJI Phantom 4 4K to PowerDirector. And there are some frequently asked questions quoted as below:
“I recently downloaded PowerDirector 15 Ultra in order to edit DJI Phantom 4 4K drone footage. But I can't seem to open videos from the drone in PD, even though it's MP4. Any thoughts on that one?”
Our experts have tested several times, and made the conclusion: The compressed output MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 from DJI Phantom 4 is not ideal for editing. What’s more, Cyberlink PowerDirector cannot handle 4K files well. To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode Phantom 4 4K files to PowerDirector natively supported formats. Along with some help from third-party software like Brorsoft Video Converter, it can be done effortlessly.
Overall, the program is the best Video Converter for DJI Phantom 4 4K footage, which will create PD friendly file format- MPEG-2 keeping the original quality. Besides Pinnacle, this software can also export professional encoders like DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 to Adobe Premiere/Vegas Pro and more. Just with the program, you can edit DJI Phantom 4 4K in Avid/Adobe/Sony Vegas smoothly. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
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Converting DJI Phantom 4 4K video to Cyberlink PowerDirector
Step 1. Add Phantom 4 4K videos
Install and launch the 4K Video Converter, and then click “Add Files” button to import your DJI Mavic Pro 4K clips to the software.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.
Tip: Click Settings to customize audio and video parameters Video Codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. We advise you to downsize 4k to 1080p for easier editing on your computer. Of course, if you stick with 4K video, you can keep the original video size.
Step 3. Start 4K conversion
Simply click the "Convert" button to start encoding DJI Phantom 4K MP4/MOV to MPEG-2 for Cyberlink PowerDirector. Everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box "Shut down the computer after conversion".
After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then you can import the converted DJI Phantom 4 4K files to for editing in PowerDirector via its "Import Media Files" option.