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Editing DJI Mavic Air 4K Video in After Effects


Q: "Does anyone know why After Effects cannot open the 4K video from DJI Mavic Air? Thanks for any replies!"

The hot feature of DJI Mavic Air is that it can record 4K videos. But as we know, the majority of playback, editing work is still being finished in 1080p. Many popular video editors including After Effects can't handle 4K video files well. And this article will present you a workaround to load and edit DJI Mavic Air 4K in After Effects in detail.

No method is set in stone and always works but best bet would be to convert the DJI Mavic Air 4K files to MPEG-2 in proper settings before importing into After Effects. There are many converters available on the net... some free, some retail, some better than others... the following software Brorsoft Video Converter is just one example that works well as a 4K video converter for DJI drone footage.

This video app can help you to convert DJI Mavic Air 4K videos to After Effects, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve and more editing programs compatible format like MPEG-2, DNxHD, etc. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can trim, crop and retouch your videos in clicks. Overall, this program is a completely professional 4K video converter, player and editor. For Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the alternative choice. Download it and learn the step-by-step tutorial.

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How to Convert and Import DJI Mavic Air 4K into After Effects

Step 1. Import 4K files

Run the 4K Video Converter; click the Add button to load Mavic Air 4K files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.


Step 2. Select the output format

This 4K file converter offers optimized format preset for After Effects. Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" to set MPEG-2 as the output format.


Step 3. Start conversion

Simply click the Convert button to start converting DJI Mavic Air 4K video to After Effects friendly video formats.

Additional features of this DJI Drone 4K Video Converter:

1. You can check the "Merge into one" box to join multiple video clips together.

2. If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.


3. You can edit the 4K video before transcoding to a new format. Just click "Edit" button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark, adjust effect and embed subtitles to the videos which you will convert.

Within several minutes, the conversion would be finished and you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted DJI Mavic Air 4K files to After Effects for editing via clicking File > Import > File.

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