How does iMovie handle DJI Phantom 4 4K Files

Q: I am trying to use iMovie to edit my Phantom 4 4K footage. My files are in .mov format and can’t seem to import them. What do I need to convert them to and what conversion program I need?

phantom-4-to-imovieAs the above user, you may encounter issues when importing DJI Phantom 4 4K files to iMovie. Actually, I use imovie exclusively, it works very nice editing 4k videos as long as the computer can handle it. If you’re on an old computer, you’d better get a new Macbook Pro or try to compress your 4K to 1080p for easier using. As for DJI Phantom 4 footage, due to its H.264 codec, iMovie doesn’t like the file type. That’s the reason why iMovie won’t import the P4 files. To solve the issue, you can get a DJI Phantom 4 video converter to change the 4K H.264 MOV or MP4 files to AIC .mov for iMovie better editing.

Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is such an excellent program that combines video converter, video editor, video player. It can deal with DJI Phantom 4 videos regardless in 4K, 2K or HD to AIC .mov for iMovie editing without quality loss. Plus, other optimal presets like ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer , MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro are provided. Now follow the below guide to convert DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4/MOV for playing and editing in iMovie.

Transcode DJI Phantom 4 4K files to iMovie natively

1. Load DJI Phantom 4 4K videos

Run DJI Phantom 4 4K to iMovie Converter and load 4K MOV or MP4 clips to it by clicking “Add” button. You can also drag and drop the 4K files to the software directly from your Hard drive.

2. Select output format you want

Hit the “Format” bar and select iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(*.mov) as output format on the drop-down menu.

Tip: You can also click “Settings” to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs, that you can play and edit DJI Phantom 4 4K movies in iMoive easily. Generally, 1080p video size is good for iMoive editing. Of course, it can keep original 4K resolution for you if you need.

3. Convert DJI Phantom 4 4K to iMovie

Click the convert button to start encoding DJI Phantom 4 4K clips for iMovie on Mac OS X(macOS Sierra). After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, and then you can load the converted DJI Phantom 4 4K files into iMovie for editing flawlessly.

P.S. To findĀ all-round solutions and workflows to play, edit, convert and share 4K Ultra HD videos in Windows/Mac, please refer to 4K Workflow column.

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