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Edit DJI Mavic 2 Pro 4K in Premiere Pro/FCP/Avid Media Composer

Together, DJI and Hasselblad have adapted the HNCS to the imaging process of the Mavic 2 Pro. HNCS optimizes the image captured by bringing out a wider array of colours, delivering absolute colour accuracy.?Here we will not highlight the new features of DJI Mavic 2 Pro, but talk about the DJI Mavic 2 Pro 4K to Premiere pro/FCP/Avid MC workflow.

Although most popular NLEs like Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro supports 4K, we found that when directly import DJI Mavic 2 Pro 4K video into those NLEs, sometimes error message will still pop up- the rendering process last forever, or the editing work not smooth at all.

The basic reason is that the drone footage is infamous for being?highly?compressed, and the makers at times get very creative in their internal codec applications to do so. Creative as in, doing something not generally done nor accepted as "standard" practice for a codec. As Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer or Final Cut Pro isn't really designed to handle non-standard codec options. What's more, working 4K files requires a powerful CPU and Graphics. Generally speaking, even the NLEs such as the FCP X, Avid, Premiere has ability to handle the 4K video, editing in an old or low configuration PC/Mac can be a pain.

Thus, the ultimate solution is to transcode DJI Mavic 2 Pro 4K to the best native format or codec for each NLE like ProRes MOV for FCP, DNxHD MOV for Avid MC, AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE, MPG to Premiere, etc. Here you need a 4K converter to achieve the goal.

Here Brorsoft Video Converter (Windows/Mac) is recommended for you, which can easily transcode 4K MP4 or MOV files from DJI Mavic 2 Pro. You can directly choose the preset format for the NLEs Such as the FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Avid, etc or some players like QuickTime. Just download it and follow the step-by-step guide below.

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Steps to transcode DJI Mavic 2 Pro 4K Video to FCP/Avid/Premiere

1. After running the 4K video converter app. Click "Add video" or"Add from folder" to load your 4K files from DJI Mavic Pro 2.

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2. Click "Format" bar, choose output format from its drop-down list:

A. Select "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)" or "Apple ProRes 422 (LT)" or "Apple ProRes 4444" as the desired format for editing 4K in FCP.
B. Select "Avid Media Composer" > "Avid DNxHD(*mov)" as the desired format for editing 4K in Avid Media Composer.
C. Select "Adobe Premiere/Sony V..." > "MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as the desired format for working 4K footage in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Tip: You can click the Settings to adjust output video and audio parameter settings according to your own preference.

3. After all the setting is over, hit "Convert" button to start converting DJI Mavic 2 Pro 4K to the native supported codec. When the conversion is done, you can click "Open" button to get the generated video files. Now, you can import the converted DJI Mavic 2 Pro videos to FCP/Avid/Premiere with the native codec and edit smoothly.

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