Summary: Facing issues when editing DJI Phantom 3 4K MP4/MOV in Premiere Pro? Tips and tricks are given in the following part about converting Phantom 3 4K MP4/MOV to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro smoothly editing.
Finally, a flying camera that packs years of experience in aerial imaging into one compact, easy to use system. With the Phantom 3 Professional, you’re shooting 4K video at up to 30 frames per second and capturing 12 megapixel photos that look crisper and cleaner than ever. A live HD view lets you truly experience flight and see everything from your camera in real time.
“I'm wondering if anyone out there has experience with the 4K footage the Phantom 3 produces and how it works with Premiere Pro. If so, do you have any suggested export settings to get the most resolution out of the footage - without having to buy a new server farm. Does Premiere Pro import the footage natively, or does it have to be converted first?”
The DJI Phantom 3 professional captured 4K video in MP4 or MOV(MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) format, which is not a native editing codec for Premiere Pro. Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CC can handle 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. In addition, the 4K video footage compressed with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 will still have big file size, it will take a lot of time for Premiere to render those 4K videos.
To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to convert DJI Phantom 3 4K MP4/MOV to Premiere Pro natively supported formats MPEG-2. Although there are numbered tools and utilities can convert and compress the ultra HD videos, few of them can process at a fast speed. Featured with the most advanced converting technology, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (review) is now providing the most reliable and professional 4K solutions to all format issues including 4K XAVC/XAVC S, 4K MP4, 4K MTS, 4K MXF and more.
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How to import DJI Phantom 3 4K MP4/MOV to Premiere Pro for editing?
Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your original videos. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.
Step 2: Here, you need to choose what you want the output to be. Click “Format” drop-down list, and then select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas>>MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the best output format.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: When everything is done, you can take a preview by hitting “Play” button. If you are satisfied with the final result, you can click “Convert” button to finish the conversion work.
Conclusion: Once the conversion process is complete, you can click “Open Folder” button to get the generated files for editing DJI Phantom 3 4K MP4/MOV in Premiere Pro with optimum performance.
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