Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Edit DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Video in iMovie

Summary: With the Phantom 2 Vision+, you can records MP4 formats, but most users may find a problem when converting DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ MP4 to iMovie for editing. These MP4 files are clunky to edit requiring much rendering when in an iMovie timeline.

The Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter with Gimbal-Stabilized 14MP, 1080p Camera from DJI is based on the same air frame as the Phantom 2 and Phantom 2 Vision. Unlike its siblings, however, it features a 14 MP camera that is stabilized and controlled with an integrated 3-axis gimbal. Gimbal stabilization makes the Phantom 2 Vision+ ideal for shooting aerial footage and photos. The camera can take 14 MP, Adobe DNG RAW photos, and can record video in 1080p Full HD at 30 fps or 720p at 60 fps for creating slow motion effects.

As we know, MP4 is widely used for saving media datum. And it can be found in lots of places, such as camcorders (GoPro/Sony or other camcorders), websites (YouTube/Fox or other Video websites) and even the newly aerial apparatus like DJI Phantom 2 Vision+. It is a common video format for users to share.

Although MP4 is in the supported file formats of iMovie, sometimes, you will find it's not easy to import MP4 to iMovie for editing. There are some video or audio codec problems when you try to use a MP4 file in iMovie. Actually, this is due to the MP4 files codec. While, MP4 is a container format which hold various video and audio codecs and that's why you will encounter problems when you attempt to edit MP4 videos in iMovie.

Some main formats that iMovie supported are allowed below:

List of iMovie exported video formats:

Afterwards, when you got a pile of DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ H.264 MP4 videos, there’s no luck iMovie can support all of your MP4 media. If you are not a technical guy and have no idea about what to do temporarily, you can take H.264 MP4 to AIC MOV, iMovie best accepted format, into consideration. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only several clicks without loss of video quality. On this occasion, to achieve that, you are highly recommended to ask a professional program for help- Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. It has a built-in preset for iMovie so that users can directly select it to get iMovie files.


How to import DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Video to iMovie 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 DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ H.264 MP4 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 “iMovie and Final Cut Express>>Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” 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 2 Vision+ H.264 MP4 video in iMovie with optimum performance. Let’s have a try!

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