The DJI Phantom 3 professional captured 4k video in MP4 or MOV(MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) format. With the 4k camera and and 3-axis gimbal system, users can record up to 4K videos. While on the other hand, it’s not always easy to play the DJI 4K videos on tablet/smartphones or edit the 4K videos in NLEs like Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Avid, iMovie, etc. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the problems. Since the majority of work is still being finished in 1080p, you can downscale the DJI Phantom 3 footage from 4K to 1080p, which is the best way to work DJI Phantom 3 4K videos smoothly on Mac.
Actually, editing a 4K video requires more computing power and it could be more time consuming. For those who wanna play and edit DJI Phantom 3 4K videos(especially on an old computer), we highly suggest you to downsize DJI Phantom 3 4K clips to 1080p then edit the project in 1080p.
Although there are many free 4K video converter tools and utilities can convert and compress the ultra HD videos, few of them can process at a fast speed. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (best HD Video Converter for Mac) is considered to be the best 4K to 1080 converter.
It is surely in the support of compressing DJI Phantom 3 4K videos to 1080p faultlessly. What’s more, this video app can help you to convert 4K MOV/MP4 from DJI Phantom 3/4 to FCP X/Adobe Premiere/Avid MC, iMovie more compatible format like Apple ProRes, MPEG-2, DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec, etc. Thanks to Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, you can trim, crop and retouch your 4K videos onto Mac in clicks.
How to Downscale DJI 4K to 1080p for editing on Mac
Step 1. Load the 4K files
Transfer DJI Phantom video to Mac, then lauch the program, click “Add Video” button to load your DJI Phantom 3 4K files as soon as you get into the main interface. Or you can drag & drop the files to the software directly.
Step 2. Choose the output format
Click the “Profile” drop down list to select a proper video format as you want. Since this video converter also provides optimal profiles for kinds of editing programs and media devices, you can also select a proper format that best meets your needs.
Step 3. Set Video Resolution at 1080p
Click “Settings” button; you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To down-convert ultra HD 4K to 1080p, do remember adjusting video size to 1920*1080. That is the exact 108p.
Step 4. Start transcoding DJI 4K to 1080p on Mac
When everything is OK, hit “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to let the 4K to 1080p conversion begin.
When the conversion finished, check the generated 1080p video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be easier for you to playback and edit your DJI Phantom 3 4K clips. Rejoice!