Import DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Video to FCP 7 for Editing

Import DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Video to FCP 7 for Editing

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The Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter with Gimbal-Stabilized 14MP, 1080p Camera from DJI is based on the same air frame as the Phantom 2 and Phantom 2 Vision. Unlike its siblings, however, it features a 14 MP camera that is stabilized and controlled with an integrated 3-axis gimbal. Gimbal stabilization makes the Phantom 2 Vision+ ideal for shooting aerial footage and photos. The camera can take 14 MP, Adobe DNG RAW photos, and can record video in 1080p Full HD at 30 fps or 720p at 60 fps for creating slow motion effects.

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With the Phantom 2 Vision+, you can records 1080p H.264 MP4 formats, but most users may find a problem when importing DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ H.264 MP4 to FCP 7 for editing. While Final Cut Pro 7 does work with DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ video, these H.264 MP4 files are clunky to edit requiring much rendering when in a FCP 7 timeline.

Question: Does anyone know of a plugin for Final Cut Pro or a standalone editing application (Mac based) for H.264 MP4 files? It seems that is the standard and most recommended method for working with MP4 HD camera footage.

MP4: These files are compressed using H.264/MPEG-4 codec which is a final delivery codec not use for editing.

MPEG-4: It is an instance of the more general ISO/IEC 14496-12:2004 which is directly based upon the QuickTime File Format. MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14) is a digital multimedia format most commonly used to store video and audio, but can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images.

From a further learning of MPEG-4 and H.264 and in order to smoothly edit the H.264 files in FCP 7, we here can share this professional H.264 MP4 to FCP 7 converter- Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac for all Mac users. Yes, we can use Log and Transfer or Log and Capture to import H.264 MP4 to FCP 7 for editing, but don’t expect it to result in top quality. So, we’re suggested to convert H.264 MP4 to FCP 7 best accepted ProRes codec with the help of third-party software. The one used here can meet your demands with its simple interface but rich functions.

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How to import DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Video to FCP 7 for editing?

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ H.264 MP4 videos. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.



Step 2: Here, you need to choose what you want the output to be. Click “Format” drop-down list, and then select “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best output format.



Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: When everything is done, you can take a preview by hitting “Play” button. If you are satisfied with the final result, you can click “Convert” button to finish the conversion work.

Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” to get your generated files. Now, you can edit DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ H.264 MP4 in FCP 7 without any hassles.

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