Transcode and Compress Mavic Pro 4K Files to Avid MC

DJI Mavic Pro is a small yet powerful drone that turns the sky into your creative canvas easily and without worry, helping you make every moment an aerial moment. Its compact size hides a high degree of complexity that makes it one of DJI's most sophisticated flying cameras ever. With it, you can shoot 4K video (up to 4096 x 2160) at 30 frames per second. While, if you want to import and edit DJI Mavic Pro 4K in Avid Media Composer, the result may let you down- these popular video editing programs won't open 4K footage from Mavic Pro correctly. So, any solution? What's the best workflow for editing DJI Mavic Pro 4 files with Avid MC? In this article, we'd like to give you some hints.

 

Import Mavic Pro 4K Videos to Avid MC

Unable to Import Mavic Pro 4K Videos to Avid MC for Editing? Solved Here!

What you need to do is to resort to a Avid MC 4K video converter - Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to convert/compress 4K video from DJI Mavic Pro to Avid Media Composer supported formats so as to import 4K to Avid MC for Mac/Windows PC without any compatibility issue.

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Part 1: Why Can not Import DJI Mavic Pro 4K video into Avid MC?

Part 2: How to get Mavic Pro 4K files work with Avid Media Composer?

Part 3: Convert DJI Mavic Pro 4K footage to Avid MC Guide

Part 1: Why Can not Import DJI Mavic Pro 4K video into Avid MC?

Well, DJI Mavic Pro records 4K video in MP4 or MOV with MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 codec, which is not a native editing codec for most NLEs including Avid Media Composer. What's more, the common personal computer doesn't have the ability to process the Mavic Pro 4K video editing work, even if you can import Mavic Pro 4K footage into Avid MC on Mac. The quality of DJI Mavic Pro 4K material is ultra high definition, and it requires very powerful computer hardware for smoothly editing.

Got some tech support from Avid forum, a common solution to import video to Avid is to AMA in the footage- but it won't be 4K. Largest project you can have is 1080p. I have tried my best to make it, frustratingly, no luck. For the purpose of better and smoother editing, an alternative and decent solution is to transcode Mavic Pro H.264 files to a more edit-friendly format for Avid MC and compress 4K to 1080p.

Part 2: How to get Mavic Pro 4K files work with Avid Media Composer?

To settle the matter at one go, a third-party tool Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is just the right DJI Mavic Pro 4K video converter and 4K video compressor supporting you to convert the unsupported Mavic Pro 4K to Avid MC supported DNxHD while keeping its original video quality, and compress 4K UHD video to 4K of 3840x2160 pixel or 4K to 1080P/720P with even smaller file size as well in a perfect way. Meanwhile, it will not take too much of your time since it delivers a super fast speed for video conversion. If you are not so particular with the video settings for Avid MC, it's the best choice to get Mavic Pro 4K files work with Avid Media Composer.

Besides creating DNxHD for Avid MC, it also comes with hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie/FCE, MPEG-2/MOV for Adobe Premiere so that you can encode 4K footage from Mavic Pro to Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing. Moreover, it also performs great as a 4K video editor cut MP4 video files, crop black bar, add effects, add watermarks and so on. if you wish. And if you come upon the Mavic Pro 4K footage editing issues in Avid MC, Sony Vegas, Davinci Resolve, etc on Windows PC, please get Windows version to solve the problem. Download it and follow the guide to convert DJI Mavic Pro 4K files to DNxHD for importing and editing in Avid MC.

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Part 3: Convert DJI Mavic Pro 4K footage to Avid MC Guide

Convert DJI Mavic Pro 4K footage to Avid MC

Step 1: Load Mavic Pro 4k footage to the converter

Run the best 4K to Avid Media Composer Converter and click "Add File" or "Add multi-files"/"Add Folder" from "Add File" menu, browse to the DJI Mavic Pro 4k footages and load them to the converter for conversion.

Step 2: Choose a proper output format

Click "Select Format" bar to choose output format or editor. You are recommended to choose "Editor > Avid Media Composer" as the target format to make DJI Mavic Pro 4K footage compatible with Avid Media Composer. Supposing you wanna edit 4K in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, YouTube , you're also allowed to convert 4K to FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, YouTube video formats.

Note: If you only want to do so basic adjustment of your 4K videos, you do not have to move to Avid Media Composer. This 4K MP4 video editor can kill two birds at once, not only allowing you to edit 4K videos but also convert 4K videos to Avid MC compatible formats.

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Tip: Advanced 4K video settings

Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.

Step 3: Start converting Mavic Pro 4K to DNxHD

Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the "..." button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in. When you finish all settings, hit "Start" button to start transcoding DJI Mavic Pro 4K video for Avid Media Composer on Mac. This 4K converter for Mac will automatically helps you finish conversion, and after the conversion, it's freely to import DJI Mavic Pro 4K MP4/MOV footage into Avid Media Composer 8/7/6 for natively editing.

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