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How to Edit Drone Videos simply? 

How to Edit Drone Videos simply? 

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You may have spent a whole day on shooting awesome aerial videos from your drone, but what to do with the footage afterwards. If you want to make the most of your video drone footage, whether it’s from a wedding, party, real estate or your holiday, always choose to edit the drone footages to make it more special no matter you plan to upload the drone footages to YouTube, Vimeo or just watch it on TV with family or friends.

You can choose a professional drone video editor to re-product your drone video files. You also can choose an easier-to-use video converter which also can edit drone videos and can convert drone video to any other video formats meanwhile. In this way, you not only can edit your drone video but also can export drone video to many different video formats so that you can play drone video on PC, Mac, TV, Mobile devices or upload drone video to online video sharing sites including Instagram, Vimeo, Dailymotion, YouTube, FaceBook and more.

You maybe have your ideal drone editor. But here let’s show you how to edit drone video with Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. This software is not only a video converter but also a video editor. It can convert DJI Spark, DJI Phantom 4 Advanced, DJI Phantom 4 Pro, DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Phantom 4, Yuneec Typhoon H, Yuneec Typhoon H Pro and other drone videos to MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV,WebM. It also can trim, crop, merge, split, rotate, apply effect, add subtitle, add watermarl to drone video. You can download this software and start to convert and edit drone videos as the below structures. (Read review to learn more)


How to Convert and Edit Drone Videos Simply?

Load Drone video files

No matter your drone video is MP4 or MOV format or 4K video or HD video, just drag and drop the drone video to the software. Batch conversion is allowed so that you convert and edit multiple drone video files by batch.

load drone video

Select Output Format

You might need to convert drone video to another format after editing drone video files for further use. But if you don’t want to convert drone video, you just can ignore this step. Clicking the Format bar, you can choose output format from the format list or customize which formats to be shown on the list. 
All formats here are set with optimized video/audio codecs, bitrates, frame rates, etc. But you can still specify as you like by clicking Settings button.
In the Profile Settings window, you can choose or specify exactly the parameters you like. And in the Task information section, you can compare the detailed information of the source video and the target video.


Merge and Split Drone videos

Sometimes, you might record multiple short drone videos. To play them conveniently, it will be better to merge the multiple drone video files into a single file.
By ticking off “Merge into one file” option behind “Settings” button, you can merge the ticked drone files in list into one single file.

On the contrary, you can split a whole drone video to several parts by time, count, file size. By clicking the “Split” button  on file list, or from “Edit” menu, you can launch the “Video Split” window. Checking “Enable” to enable it, and then you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

Trim Drone Videos

When you record videos with drone, you may record some unwanted video. Or when you upload drone video to Instagram or Facebook, you will find that the video length is limited. In this case, you can trim drone video with Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. In “Video Editor” there are seven edit tabs: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, Audio Editor and Subtitle. You just need to choose the “Trim” feature which allows users to decide where to start and where to end when converting the selected clip, so that unwanted segments will be cut out after conversion.

To trim a drone video, please switch to “Trim” tab in “Video Editor” Interface and follow any of the methods below:
1. Drag the control sliders to include the segment you want to remain. 
2. Click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video. 
3. Input specific values to “Start” and “End” box. 

Trim drone video frame by frame: Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac offers “Previous Frame” and “Next Frame” options for users to select frames and trim accurately.

Crop Drone video

If you don’t want the boarder of the drone video and want to cut it off. You can use the crop feature. The “Crop” facility enables users to get rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image.
Switch to “Crop” tab, and follow the below methods to crop selected video:

A. Crop video by dragging and dropping the crop frame

Simply move your mouse cursor to drag and adjust the green frame to desired position.

B. Crop video by setting values

There are “Simple Mode” and “Advanced Mode” under Crop feature.


In “Simple Mode”, you can customize values in the box of “Left”, “Top” and “Crop Size” to make your crop decision.

Under “Advanced Mode”, there are four value fields: Left, Top, Width and Height. You can either type in specific values to the fields or adjust sliders to crop the source file.

Keep original aspect ratio and cropped aspect ratio

Instagram likes 1.9:1 to 1:1 video files. So you might also need to change your drone video aspect ratio before post them to Instagra. If you want to keep the cropped aspect ratio, Pavtube software offers several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1.

Once you selected a “Display aspect ratio”, the “green crop frame” will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time. If you want to keep the same aspect ratio in your final output files, do remember to set the Video “Size (pix)” in “Settings” section as the same ratio as display aspect ratio. For example, if you want to export a file with “16:9″ aspect ratio, firstly, you choose “16:9″ in “Display aspect ratio”, and then go to “Settings” section to adjust the Video “Size(pix)” as 1280×720 or 1920×1080. After finished, click “OK” to confirm. 

Add Image/Video/Text Watermark to Drone video

If you are afraid that others will copy your videos after you post them on YouTube, you can add personal watermark to your drone video. Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac supports to add video/image/text watermark to your drone video.

Text Watermark: Check Enable, you can add text watermark to selected drone video clip. You can either set parameters or drag the text on preview screen to set its location.

Image/Video Watermark: Check Enable, you can add images or videos as watermark onto selected drone video file. The location can also be set by dragging on the preview screen. 

Remove sound fron Drone video and add external groundback music

To make your drone video more romantic, you can remove the noisy sound from the original drone video then insert a music to the drone video. You just need to switch to "Audio editor" then you can either replace/remove original audio, or set audio fade in/out effects.

Add external subtitle to drone video

Click the “Subtitle” tab and check the “Enable” box to allow you to add SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to drone videos. Then Click “Browse” to find and import the downloaded SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles.

Start to output Drone Video

Clicking the Convert button on main interface, you can go to Conversion window to start to output drone video with the editing effect and your preferred format.
You can find conversion information on the window, such as Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size.
Ticking off Shut down computer after conversion option, you can leave the program running and do other things instead of waiting around for the conversion.

After the conversion, you can click Open output folder to popup output directory with the converted drone files.
Then you can upload the drone video to FaceBook, YouTube, Vimeo and more site or play the edited drone video on TV, iPad, Ssmsung.


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