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Load and Work DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K Footage in Premiere Elements


The Phantom 4 Pro has a maximum flight time of 30 minutes, providing more time in the air to capture the perfect shot. Whereas, when users try to import the 4K footage from DJI Phantom 4 Pro to Premiere Elements, problems always occurred:

"I have previously been using been film editing in Adobe Premiere Elements 14 at 1080p. Along with the new P4 Pro I have now purchased a new PC easily capable of editing in 4K along with a 4K monitor so I'm all set for. But the result is that Adobe Premiere elements 14 just stutters in 4K at 60fps. Any solution?"

From its specs, we know Phantom 4 Pro can capture 4K videos in H.264 or H.265 codec. The problem is, H.264/H.265 encoded 4K file format from Phantom 4 Pro is beyond the compatibility of Adobe Premiere Elements(including the latest version PE 15). Something else, Premiere Elements now can handle 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. In most cases, editing 4K in Premiere Elements is very taxing on your computer. In order to work Phantom 4 Pro 4K footage in Adobe Premiere Elements smoothly, a better way is to transcode Phantom 4 Pro 4K to a more "edit" friendly codec and 1080p would be the best settings.

The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Brorsoft 4K Video Converter for Mac. Overall, this video conversion program can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K H.265, H.264, MP4, MOV, XAVC, XAVC S, etc footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. If you work 4K files in Premiere Elements on Windows PC, please turn to 4K Video Converter to solve the issues.

Download the 4K Video Converter for Mac

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READ MORE: Play Phantom 4 Pro MP4 in Windows Media Player

Convert DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K Files to Premiere Elements

1. Load Phantom 4 Pro 4K footage

Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the 4K video files to the converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. In the right window, you can preview your videos.


2. Choose output format

Click "Format" bar and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing P4 Pro 4K in Adobe Premiere Elements with natively supported video codec.


Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click "Settings" icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. 1080p would be the best settings. Of course, if you wanna get 4K workflow in Adobe Premiere Elements, you have keep the original video resolution.


3. Start Panasonic 4K to MPEG-2 conversion

Hit the convert button to start converting DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K to MPEG-2. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos from output folder for easier editing in Premier Elements 11/12/13/14/15.

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