The Phantom 4 Pro from DJI boasts a 3-axis-stabilized gimbal camera with a 20MP, 1″ CMOS sensor capable of shooting H.264 4K videos at 60 fps or H.265 4K at 30 fps, both recorded in a 100 Mbps bitrate. For those people who peruse for high quality video with small file size, you will definitely choose to shoot your 4K video with H.265 codec. When the shooting is completed, you can do some professional workflow of DJI Phantom 4 Pro H.265 video with Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro X or Avid Media Composer, the following article will show you how to get the smooth workflow of your H.265 footage with those NLE editing software on Mac platform.
Workflow of Phantom 4 Pro 4K h.265 with Premiere/FCP/Avid
Although Premiere Pro, FCP X and Avid Media Composer all has the capability to handle 4K resolution video, however, among them, only Premiere Pro CC can import 4K H.265 video. However, H.265 codec are only supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CC2015 or its later version, you will fail to load the 4K H.265 to Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 or previous version. Therefore, to proceed to the post editing workflow, you will first need to perform a codec transcoding process.
Here, you can get the job easily done with Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (review), which can comprehensively convert DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K H.265 to specially optimized editing format such as MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4, Apple Prores for FCP X and DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, so that you can directly load the footage into the NLE editing software with the best editing workflow.
Edit DJI Phantom Pro 4K with Premiere/FCP/Avid on slow Mac computer
After you have got your NLE editing software compatible 4K file formats, you may still suffer video playback choppy or stuttering issues when you try to play Phantom Pro 4K on the timeline of Premiere/FCP/Avid on a slow Mac computer. To fix this problem, you can either buy a new Mac computer or compress 4K to 1080p by using our program to output NLE editing software compatible HD file formats listed above.
Tips: If you are using Premiere Pro CC 2015 or FCP X, you can directly create Proxy files with small file resolution for smooth posting editing workflow. However, the 4K file formats must be the supported file formats by Premiere Pro CC 2015 or FCP X. In addition, you can’t create Proxy files on Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 or FCP 7/6.
Edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ 4K with built-in editing tools
Before loading the DJI Phantom 4 Pro H.265 into Premiere/FCP/Avid for professional post editing workflow, you can do a lot of simple video editing tasks with its built-in editing functions. 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, 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.
How to Import and Edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K H.265 to Premiere/FCP/Avid?
Step 1: Load DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K H.265 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 H.265 video into the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, choose Premiere/FCP/Avid best compatible editing codec.
Premiere Pro CC best editing codec
FCP best editing codec
Avid best editing codec
Tips: If you try to edit 4K on slow Mac computer with Premiere/FCP/Avid, it would be much ideal for you to compress 4K to 108p by output NLE editing software supported HD editing formats.
Step 3: Edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K H.265 video.
On the top tool bar on the main interface, click the pencil like icon to open “Video Editor” window, you can trim DJI Phantom 4 Pro 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.
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 H.265 video to Premiere/FCP/Avid native compatible editing format and resolution.
When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to edit DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K H.265 video with Premiere/FCP/Avid.