How to Import DJI Inspire 1 4K footage to FCP, Premiere and Avid
DJI's most advanced technology comes together in the Inspire 1, an easy to use, all-in-one flying platform that empowers you to create the unforgettable. And one of the outstanding features of DJI Inspire 1 is that it can shoot up to 4K video in MP4/MOV format with a 3-axis gimbal stabilized 4K camera. While, if we want to import and edit DJI Inspire 1 4K in FCP/Premiere/Avid, the result may let you down- these popular video editing programs won't open the 4K footage from DJI Inspire 1 correctly. So, what's the solution?
Actually, H.264 encoded MP4 or MOV file format from DJI Inspire 1 is beyond the compatibility of FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer. What's more, handling 4K files in FCP/Premiere/Avid is usually hardware intensive. What's more, the older version NLEs like Final Cut Pro 6/7, Premiere Pro CS4/CS5 are not able to support 4K video. Thus, you can't get a flawless 4K workflow in most cases. To solve the problem, you need to convert DJI Inspire 1 4K H.264 files to FCP, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer most compatible format with proper video settings(1080p is recommended).
To finish the 4K video conversion, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac would be the great help. The program can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K H.264(MP4/MOV), XAVC, XAVC S, etc footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE and more. If you work 4K files on Windows PC, please get Brorsoft Video Converter to solve the issues. Now download the program and start converting your DJI Inspire 1 4K videos.
Download 4K video converter:
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Convert DJI Inspire 1 4K footage for Editing in FCP/Adobe PP/Avid MC
Step 1. Load DJI Inspire 1 4K videos
Run the 4K video converter program you just set up. You can hit Add button to import the 4K video files from DJI Inspire 1 to the converter. It supports batch conversion.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click on the "Format" bar and choose a best editable format for FCP, Avid, Adobe Premiere.
a. To edit DJI Inspire 1 4K in FCP smoothly, you'd better select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format. It ensures the best result in Final Cut Pro.
b. To convert DJI Inspire 1 4K to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.
c. For editing DJI Inspire 1 4K footage in Adobe Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing in Adobe PP natively.
Step 3. Profile Settings
In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. You can keep original 4K resolution or adjust video size to 2K or 1080 full HD as you need.
Step 4. Start converting 4K footage
Hit the convert button of the best 4K to Premiere Pro Converter. It will start converting DJI Inspire 1 4K MP4/MOV for importing to FCP/Premiere/Avid MC immediately.
Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for natively editing in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer perfectly.