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Import Mavic 2 Pro 4K Video to Premiere Pro

Import Mavic 2 Pro 4K Video to Premiere Pro

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As the best consumer drone that DJI has built to this date, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro has some awesome features when compared to DJI Mavic Pro and even DJI Phantom 4 Pro. The camera offers a options in video format settings: MOV and MP4 containers with either H.264 (AVC) or H.265(HEVC) image compression with the same quality. When the shooting is completed, if you are looking to do some professional editing workflow with your Mavic 2 Pro footage, Premiere Pro CC is absolutely your best choice. The following article will show you how to get a smooth workflow of Mavic 2 Pro 4K with Premiere Pro CC.

Can Premiere Pro CC directly import Mavic 2 Pro 4K video?

It is well known that H.264 (AVC) format is accepted by most NLE application so does Premiere Pro CC. As for the 4K resolution video and H.265 (HEVC) footage shot with DJI Mavic 2 Pro, Adobe has updated Adobe Premiere CC 2015.1 with expanded native support for 4K Ultra HD & HDR formats to include Avid DNxHR, HEVC (H.265), Dolby Vision, and OpenEXR. Therefore, you will have no problems to load both the 4K H.264/H.265 video shot with DJI Mavic 2 Pro to Premiere Pro CC.

However, another important fact is that editing 4K video clips requires a lot more resources and if you have an old or slow computer, it might not edit so fluent. The following part will share you 2 effective solution to get a smooth workflow of Mavic 2 Pro 4K with Premiere Pro CC.

Solution 1: Create Proxy media with Premiere Pro CC

The latest Premiere Pro CC now provides an incredibly powerful proxy workflow that makes editing of 4K media a breeze. This is typically used to create lower-resolution clips for increased performance during editing, which can be switched back to the original full resolution files for final output. The file path where the proxies are generated is specified by the Proxy Destination option in the settings, and the format is specified by the chosen preset. After proxies have been generated, they are automatically attached to the clips in the project.

Steps by create proxy media with Premiere Pro CC

You can create proxies directly from items in the project panel. Choose Create Proxis from the project panel context menu to open the Create Proxies dialog. The menu item is enabled when one or more items in the panel are selected that can be proxied. Premiere Pro can create proxies for master clip project items if they have video, have no captions, and are not growing files. The media must also be online.

Create Proxy media

In the Create Proxies dialog you can choose one of several built-in presets to use when transcoding high-resolution originals to create proxies. You can also add presets created in Adobe Media Encoder by clicking the Add Ingest Preset button. You can also choose to create proxies in a “Proxies” directory next to the original media, or in a custom location.

Proxy media creation process

If you allow the progress dialog box to complete, a proxy job is created in Adobe Media Encoder for each of the project items chosen that can be proxied, and an offline proxy is attached to each project item. You can monitor the progress of these jobs in the Premiere Pro Progress panel, or in Adobe Media Encoder.

While the jobs are processed, you can continue to work with the corresponding high-resolution project items in Premiere Pro. When the proxy jobs complete, Premiere Pro automatically switches to displaying the proxy video in the Timeline if Enable Proxies is enabled in the Media preferences panel.

Premiere Pro does not need to remain open while proxy jobs are processed in Adobe Media Encoder. If you quit Premiere Pro before all jobs are complete, any proxies created while Premiere Pro is not running are attached when Premiere Pro is launched and the document is reopened.

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Solution 2: Compress Mavic 2 Pro 4K to 1080p

If you wish to export a 1080p video instead of 4K video from Premiere Pro CC so that you can fluently view it on various different devices such as smartphones, tablets or HDTVs, work smoothly with more editing application or efficiently uploading to video sharing sites, than it would be a good idea for you to compress Mavic 2 Pro 4K to 1080p.

Here, you can get the job easily done by downloading Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (best Mac Video Converter Review). The program has perfect loading support for the 4K H.264 and 4K H.265 video shot with Mavic 2 Pro camera. Thanks for its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple video into it at one time. The application can assist you to effortlessly compress 4K to 1080p with perfect quality. If you wish to output a HD file format that’s has wide device compatibility, then it is much ideal to choose HD H.264 format, if you wish to output a HD file format with better file quality but smaller file size for better storage, than just choose HD H.265 format.

Trim/Crop/Split Mavic 2 Pro 4K video

Besides compressing Mavic Pro 4K video, there are also some alternative ways offered by our tool to reduce the file size of Mavic 2 Pro. You can trim or cut video to leave only your unwanted parts by setting the start and ending time, crop video to remove the unwanted black edges or size area or split large video into smaller by file size, count or length.

How to Compress Mavic 2 Pro 4K to 1080p for PPC Smooth Workflow?

Step 1: Load Mavic 2 Pro 4K video into the program.

Open the program, click “File” menu, from its drop-down option, select “Add Video/Audio” to load DJI Mavic 2 Pro 4K Video to the program.

Load Mavic 2 Pro 4K video

Step 2: Choose output file format.

To downscale DJI Mavic Pro 4K to 1080p, you can either choose HD H.264 or HD H.265 format according to your own needs listed above. Here, we choose to output “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category for better device playback compatibility.

Output HD H.264 format

Output HD H.264 format

Then 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.

Step 3: Trim/Crop/Split Mavic 2 Pro 4K video.


In the video editor window, choose the “Trim” tab and this tab is selected by default when the editing window appears. You can use the trim function to cut off unwanted parts from start and end. You can either drag pointers on the process bar or set exact time point in Start and End boxes to set.

Trim video length


The “Crop” facility enables users to get rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image. In the video editor window, navigate to the “Crop” tab. 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.

Crop video file size


Click the split button on the file list to launch the Video Split window. Ticking “Enable” option, you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

Split large video into smaller

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all settings are done, click right-bottom “Convert” button to begin to convert and compress DJI Mavic Pro 4K video to Premiere Pro compatible editing codec or resolution.

When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to import video to Premiere Pro CC for smooth post video editing workflow.


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