Edit DJI Phantom 4 4k MP4/MOV in FCP X/7/6

Outline: This article shows you the method of getting DJI Phantom 4 4k MP4/MOV work with Final Cut Pro X/7/6. 

 

If you’re looking for the easiest drone to fly with the most flight time, features and great video quality, the Phantom 4 is the only option that I would recommend to just about anyone.The Phantom 4 boasts sweeping curves, elegant lines and a polished shell that redefines the classic Phantom 4 shape. Its exquisite detailing and matt finish composite components add a level of finish and quality never seen before in a flying camera. Well, then you may seek for a tutorial for the post workflow when dealing with Phantom 4 footage just like me. In this tutorial, I will share a guide on how to import DJI Phantom 4 4K (4K MOV/4K MP4) to Final Cut Pro for further editing. 

As a matter of fact, Final Cut Pro won’t deal with 4K videos well - have to wait for 4K MP4 or 4K MOV footages from DJI Phantom 4 can’t be recognized. The easy workaround I have worked out is to use a third-party video app to convert 4K video to ProRes for FCP (read FCP supported formats) direct editing. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (Windows) is what most guys recommend. 

Overall, this 4K video converter provides the most reliable and professional 4K solutions to all format issues including 4K MP4, 4K MOV, 4K XAVC/XAVC S, 4K MXF, even iPhone (6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C) clips more. With it, you can convert DJI Phantom 4 4K for FCP 6/7/x without any quality loss. It comes with hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, DNxHD for Avid, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere. Besides, this powerful video tool also can convert your DJI Phantom 4 4K video to 1080p for more usages. (read review

Just download the best 4K tp FCP Video Converter and follow the tutorial below to get the work done. 

  

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Transcode and Import DJI Phantom 4 4K Video to Final Cut Pro 

Step 1: Add DJI Phantom 4 4K video 

Install the DJI Phantom 4 4K to Final Cut Pro converter program on Mac and run it. Drag the 4K video clips to the software. Or you can also click "Add video" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. 

 

Step 2: Choose FCP compatible format 

Go to "Format" bar and choose "Final Cut Pro Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format for Final Cut Pro X/7/6. 

 

Note: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) have higher qualities. Apple ProRes 422 (LT) and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) have smaller sizes. You can choose according to your requirement. 

Step 3: Downscale 4K to 1080p 

Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and more. In size box, input 1920x1080 so that you can successfully edit DJI Phantom 4 4K .mp4/.mov video in FCP. 

Tip: If you just want a certain clip of Sony PXW-FS5 video, you can click "Edit selected task" button on the top menu. There, you can trim video footage. 

Step 4: Start DJI Phantom 4 video to ProRes conversion 

Click the "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to start transcoding DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4/4K MOV for FCP. After conversion, you can import converted video clips into Final Cut Pro X/7/6 to create the end results that you want. 

If you did it as the steps, you will need to worry that you can't edit your DJI Phantom 4 4K video in FCP any more. Now, you can shoot as many videos as you want with the extraordinary DJI Phantom 4. 

Important note: If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don't forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves. 

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