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Play and Edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K Video

Play and Edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K Video

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The DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ is an upgraded camera with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor capable of shooting 4K/60fps video and Burst Mode stills at 14 fps. The camera features powerful video processing supports H.264 4K videos at 60 fps or H.265 4K at 30 fps, both recorded in a 100 Mbps bitrate. Following are the detailed 4K recording format specification of by DJI Phantom 4 Pro+.

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DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)

DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)

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Bit rate

100 Mbps

100 Mbps

Play and Edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video

Play DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video

It won’t be difficult for you to find some free free 4K video players such as VLC, MPC-HC, MX Player, Kodi, Plex Media Server, etc on Windows, Mac, iOS or Android platform to play DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K H.264/H.265 video. However, as 4K video decoding process is very
CPU intensive, therefore, in addition, the decoding of 4K H.265 would be very time consuming due to its complexity. Therefore, you can easily suffer video playback lagging, stuttering or suddenly breakdown of your video player apps.

Compress and Transcode DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K for smooth playback

To smoothly play DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video on computer, smartphone, tablets, game consoles, HDTV, etc, it would be a good option to convert and compress 4K H.265/h.264 to the widely accepted and popular H.264 HD format with the resolution of 1920 * 1080 (best for computer or HD TV) or 1080 * 720 (best for smartphone or tablets).

Edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video

Currently, there are many professional video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer have the capability to handle 4K video, however, you may be disappointed to find only Adobe Premiere Pro or Pinnacle Studio 20 Platinum are able to import the 4K H.265 video recorded with DJI Phantom 4 Pro+. In addition, even your editing software has no difficulty to load both 4K H.264 or 4K H.265 files, if your computer doesn’t meet the minimum requirements to edit 4K video, you will only find the footage skips and jumps and finally makes it impossible to edit with any real fitness. To fix this problem, you can choose to buy a new computer, create a proxy files with lower resolution or directly compress 4K to 1080p which will ensure you a smooth editing workflow on any old computer with less power.

Best tool to convert and compress DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K

If you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use application to convert and compress DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K to 1080p, you can’t miss Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac, which has full support for both DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K H.264 and 4K H.265 video, you can easily compress 4K to 1080p by outputting 4K video to a HD file format. The program offers various HD format options for you to choose from, such as popular digital HD format like HD H.264, HD H.265, HD AVI, HD WMV, HD MPEG-1, HD MPEG-2, HD MKV, etc or smartphone, tablets, game consoles, TVs or editing program best favorable editing HD file formats.

Edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K with built-in editing tools

Apart from converting and compressing DJI 4K video, the program also works as a perfect 4K video editor. You can do a lot of simple video editing tasks with its built-in editing functions. flip You can flip video horizontally or vertically, rotate video clockwise or counterclockwise to get it displayed in the right angle, trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to cut off unwanted black borders or area, personalize video with video/image/transparent text watermark, split large video into small parts by file size, count or length, merge separate video clips into one, deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form, adjust picture effect like brightness, contrast, saturation or apply special rendering effects like Gray, Flip Color or Aged Flim, etc to your video or add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to videos.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K for Better Playing and Editing

Step 1: Load DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video into the program.

Start the program on your computer, click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video.

Load DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video

Step 2: Choose output file format.

To downscale DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K to 1080p, you can choose to output a popular HD file format such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category, you can also choose to output other HD file formats according to your own needs.

Output 4K to HD file format

Tips: Click “Settings” icon on the main interface to open the “Profile Settings” window, from “Size(pix)” drop-down options, select “1920*1080 or “1080*720 to compress 4K to 1080p.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 3: Edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video.

On the top tool bar on the main interface, click the pencial like icon to open “Video Editor” window, you can trim Blu-ray movies to remove the unwanted parts by setting the start and end time, crop to remove the black borders or unwanted area by dragging the dash line around the video frame, flip video, add text/image/video watermark, change video picture effect, replace/remove audio in video, add external subtitles, etc.

Edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all settings are done, click right-bottom “Convert” button to begin to convert and compress DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K video to 1080P or 720p H.264 file format.

When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to play and edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ video on any devices or with any editing program on Windows and Mac.

Further Reading:
Upload DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K to YouTube
Play, Edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K (H.265) videos
Transcode and Import DJI Phantom 4 4K video to FCP X
What is the difference between DJI Phantom 4 and DJI Mavic?
Edit DJI Mavic Pro 4K with Premiere Pro CC on Mac


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