Summary: In this tutorial you will get the solution to Edit DJI Phantom 4 4k videos in Davinci Resolve Lite in a smoothly way.
Does anyone know what video format needs to be used on the DJI 4K camera to work in the Davinci Resolve Lite. Been using this program for over a year and like it. Had the Davinci Resolve Lite on the Phantom 2 and now have upgraded to the Phantom 4 4K, any suggestions to make video editing easier?
The video recording mode of the 2014 model (Phantom 2) was 1080p, while the Phantom 4 , stabilized 4K video capture (up to 4096×2160 24 / 25p, 60 Mbps, in MP4 / MOV container with MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 codec ), longer flight times, the ability to capture aerial footage at speeds that can touch 50mph, and 12-megapixel still capture in your choice of Raw or JPG format.
I believe a lot of Phantom 4 users have met the same problem above. Before giving the solution, let’s find out the reason to the problem. Although DaVinci Resolve Lite supports a wide range of file formats, 4K MOV footage from DJI Phantom 4 can’t be supported well.
The reason why the Phantom 4 4K footage files are looking like being corrupted in preview window is that common personal computer doesn’t have the ability to process the Phantom 4 4K video editing work, even if you can import Phantom 4 4K footage into Davinci Resolve Lite on MacBook Pro. The quality of Phantom 4 4K videos is ultra high definition, so it requires very powerful computer hardware.
The method to edit DJI Phantom 4 4K videos in DaVinci Resolve Lite smoothly is installing an video converter to compress 4K files to 2K files. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac(read the review) is high recommended for you which is able to convert all kind of the DJI Phantom 4 4K videos into compatible video(QuickTime, ProRes, Avid DNxHD is well supported by this powerful editing system) for DaVinci Resolve Lite with original quality. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality.
Also with it you can adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels... make it more suitable for the Sony Vegas Lite.
Besides DaVinci Resolve Lite, this program can help you convert then import DJI Phantom 4 4K videos to Adobe Premiere Pro, Premeire Element, Windows Movie Maker and more NLEs.
The trail-before-purchase is supported, just feel free to try it:
How to edit DJI Phantom 4 4K videos into DaVinci Resolve Lite successfully
Step 1. Click the button “File” to add JI Phantom 4 4K videos (or directly drag and drop your files) to the Converter.
Tips: When the DJI Phantom 4 4K videos are loaded to the Pavtube HD Video Converter, you can view the videos from the Preview window. Simply select an item and click the “Play” button. When the video is playing, you are allowed to take snapshoot.
Step 2. As is mentioned above, Avid DNxHD is well supported by Davinci Resolve Lite. So just click the format bar to follow “Avid Media Compose” ＞ “Avid DNxHD 720p (*.mov)” or “Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov).”
Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Step 3. Finally, simply hit the big Convert button to start converting DJI Phantom 4 4K to Davinci Resolve Lite friendly video formats.
Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted files to Davinci Resolve Lite easily.
Pavtube HD Video Converter / Mac Version: It is designed for converting HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon), non-protected HD or movies, DVR files (*.tivo) to other file types for playback on popular media devices like Apple TV, PS3, Xobx, Xobx360, WD TV HD Player.
Pavtube Media Magician / Mac Version: A nice camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ MOV/ MKV/ TiVo/ WMV/ AVI/ MPG converter and editor. Meamwhile it supported upload edited video to YouTube directly.
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