Monday, May 25, 2015

4K to iMovie: Import DJI Inspire 1 4K Footage to iMovie for Editing

Summary: What aspects do you use for your DJI Inspire 1 4K footages? How do you usually play, edit or upload your Inspire 4K videos? Here is a tutorial on how to import DJI Inspire 1 4K footage to iMovie for editing on Mac Yosemtie.

DJI Inspire camera can shoot up to 4K footage with MOV/MP4 format capture 12 megapixel photos. With this high definition image ability showed to us, DJI Inspire has attracted a lot of users. While on the hand, it has also confused most people in playback 4K files on such like tablets or edit in NLEs like iMovie and etc.

“I am doing some DJI Inspire 1 4K video editing. I see my desktop is very powerful. However, when I playback the video in iMovie, it's very choppy, and not easy to do the editing. Does any pros have any idea on 4K in iMovie workflow? Much appreciated!”

The reason why iMovie can’t handle 4K footage is simple. Currently 4K footage is not widely supported yet, only a few video editing program like FCP X can support it. In order to edit DJI Inspire 1 4K footage in iMovie smoothly, the easy workaround is to use third-party software to rewrap and convert DJI Inspire 1 4K footage to iMovie more “editable” format Apple InterMediate Codec MOV. With the help of Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, you can finish the task easily and quickly.

In general, you can effortlessly encode DJI Inspire 1 4K footage for smoothly importing and editing in various NLEs including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer,Final Cut Pro, FCE and more. Besides, DJI Inspire clips, it also can deal with other video formats such as MKV, MTS, MXF, FLV and etc. If you are a PC user and willing to transfer DJI Inspire 1 4K footage on PC, Pavtube Video Converter Windows version is your first choice.


Keep reading for a brief how-to on the simple process:

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 4K videos from DJI Inspire 1. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.

Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “iMovie and Final Cut Express”. Choose “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as 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: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” to get your generated files. Now, you can edit DJI Inspire 1 4K footage in iMovie without any hassles.

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