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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Edit DJI Mavic Air 4K Video with iMovie

As the most portable DJI drone, the Mavic Air houses a 3-axis gimbal to shoot 8K Sphere panoramas, HDR photos, 4K 30 fps 100 Mbps video, and slow-motion video in 1080p at 120 fps. For Mac users who are looking for a free but professional editing software to handle the DJI Mavic Air 4K video, iMovie can be your best choice. Then how about the workflow of Mavic Air 4K video with iMovie?

Can iMovie native import Mavic Air 4K video

Apple has also updated iMovie 10.1 for Mac with support for 4K editing, in addition, the 4K H.264/MOV video shot with Mavic Air is also included in iMovie supported editing formats. However, it is well known that H.264 is a good delivery file format but no a good editing format. In addition, if your Mac computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements to edit 4K video, you won't get a smooth editing workflow.

Best editing codec for iMovie editing Mavic Air 4K video

For those people who wish to get a high quality and high performance editing workflow of Mavic Air 4K video with iMovie on underpowered computer, it would be much idea for you to transcode and compress Mavic Air 4K to iMovie favorable less processor-intensive editing codec - Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) with either 1080p or 720p file resolution.

Here, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to directly generate Apple Intermediate Codec from Mavic Air 4K video. The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple Mavic Air 4K video into the application for conversion at one time to save your precious time.

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The application not only assists you to encode Apple Intermediate Codec efficiently from Mavic Air 4K video, but also assists you to downscale Mavic Air 4K to 1080p or 720p so that you can get a smooth editing workflow even on slow Mac computer.

Pavtube Video Converter for Mac has perfect compatibility with the new macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite and Mac OS X Mavericks, etc. It is very simple to use, anyone can learn to use it in minutes. What's more, it produces high quality conversion results with better video/audio quality.

Step by Step to Transcode and Compress Mavic Air 4K to iMovie 1080p AIC

Step 1: Load Mavic Air 4K video.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import Mavic Air 4K video into the program.

Load Mavic Air 4K video

Step 2: Choose output file format.

From "Format" drop-down option, choose iMovie best editing codec by selecting "iMovie and Final Cut Ex..." > "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov).

Output iMovie best favorable AIC editing codec

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, from "Size(pix)" drop-down list, choose "1980*1020" or "1080*720" to compress 4K to 1080p.

Step 4: Edit Mavic Air 4K video.

By default the Edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip or rotate video, trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, edit audio or insert external subtitle.

Edit Mavic Air 4K video

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all the settings is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start to convert and compress Mavic Air 4K video to iMovie best compatible Apple Intermediate Codec editing format with 1080p file resolution.

When the conversion is completed, launch iMovie on your Mac computer to import converted video to iMovie for smooth editing workflow on either fast or slow Mac computer.