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How to solve DJI Mavic Pro 4K to Avid Media Composer issues

The easy workaround to edit DJI Mavic Pro 4K footage in Avid Media Composer is to convert and compress DJI Mavic Pro 4K videos to Avid MC compatible video. Here is how.

How to solve DJI Mavic Pro 4K to Avid Media Composer issues
Last month, DJI announced its very cool new Mavic Pro drone, a tiny, foldable, super smart UAV that can do lots of cool tricks. Shooting the 4K movie (up to 4096 x 2160) at 30 frames per second with the DJI Mavic Pro and you wanna upload the DJI Mavic Pro 4K to Avid Media Composer for editing. However, something let you down; Avid keeps rejecting the Mavic Pro file...

Got more details of the DJI Mavic Pro, I got know the Mavic Pro recordings are in MOV wrapper encoded with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 up to 4K resolution. The compressed format is not ideal for editing in Avid MC. What’s more, Avid Media Composer lacks native support for 4K video. If you're planning to edit DJI Mavic Pro 4K in Avid Media Composer, just read on to find something you need.

To prepare DJI Mavic Pro 4K footage for Avid, the easy option is to convert DJI Mavic Pro 4K files to Avid Media Composer supported DNxHD in 1080p settings. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is a professional tool that can deal with 4K videos regardless in .MP4, .MXF, .MOV format to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer editing without quality loss. It also enables you to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as you need. Besides Avid, this 4K video converter can also encode/re-encode 4K files for smoothly importing and editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more non-linear editing systems (NLE). For Windows users, you can turn to Video Converter.

Transcode DJI Mavic Pro 4K Video For Avid Media Composer Editing

Step 1: Load 4K videos

Run the best 4K Video Converter Mac and load 4K MOV/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.



Step 2: Choose Avid compatible format

To encode 4K files to Avid Media Composer, choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) as the target format.



Tip: You can click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs, that you can play and edit 4K movies in Avid easily. Generally, 1080p video size is good for Avid MC editing.

Step 3: Convert 4K to Avid Media Composer

Click the convert button under the preview window, this 4K to Avid converter will start encoding 4K video for Avid Media Composer.

After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, and then you can load the converted DJI Mavic Pro 4K files into Avid Media Composer 5/6/7/8 for editing smoothly with the best quality.

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