Best workflow: Edit Drone 4K videos with After Effects CC

Best workflow: Edit Drone 4K videos with After Effects CC

Category : 4K Editor

Do you like recording 4K videos by drones? Like DJI Phantom 4, DJI Inspire 1, DJI Phantom 3 Professional, DJI Phantom 4 Pro, DJI Phantom 3 Standard, DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Phantom 3 Advanced, Yuneec Typhoon H Pro, Parrot Bebop, Parrot Disco FPV… After getting 4K videos from them, you can import them into NLEs like popular After Effects CC for editing, so that you can play them, share them nicely. But if you have a pain experience editing drone 4K video in After Effects CC, you can adjust your Drone 4k video to suitable video for After Effects CC.

Why some Drone 4K videos can’t be edited in After Effects CC

Actually, the Drone 4K video was restricted to edit in After Effects CC. Only the latest version Adobe After Effects CC can natively support 4K video like DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K MOV/MP4. And the MOV and MP4 videos have various codecs, some of which are not supported by AEC. The previous version After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6 has not yet been updated for 4K support. What’s more, due to the format limit, we can’t edit all kinds of Drone 4K video files like 4K MP4, 4K MOV  etc in After Effects CC flawlessly. What if you encounter problems when editing 4K footage in After Effects? Just convert your Drone 4K video to After Effects CC editable format for smooth editing.

Get all Drone 4K video to After Effects CC for editing

To solve the problem, you need to convert Drone 4K video like 4K MP4/MOV files to Avid Media Composermost compatible format with proper video settings(1080p is recommended). Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is a professional mac 4K video conversion tool that can deal with 4K videos regardless in MP4, MOV, MXF, XAVC, XAVC-S, Prores format from Drone, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, 4K recorder, etc. to After Effects CC supported editing format without quality loss. It also enables you to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as you need. Besides After Effects CC, this 4K video converter for Mac can also encode/re-encode 4K files for smoothly importing and editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid MC, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more non-linear editing systems (NLE). For Windows users, you can turn to Pavtube Video Converter.

Free Download this Drone 4K video converter for After Effects CC for Mac

Efficient Way to Edit Drone 4K in After Effects CC on Mac

Step 1. Load the Drone 4K videos to the program

Install and run the 4K Video Converter for After Effects CC, and then import the source 4K videos to it. To do so, you can directly drag & drop the files onto the main interface, or you can click the “Add File” icon to locate the videos from your local disk.

Step 2. Select the output format

Click “Format” bar and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. It is also suitable for editing in Premiere Pro.

Tip: 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, please turn to “Settings” page. Usually 1080p is the optimal setting for using in After Effects CC. You can downscale Drone 4K to 1080p.

Step 3. Begin to convert Drone 4K videos to Avid MC

When you finish the settings, you can press the big “Convert” button to kick off the conversion. By using this professional 4K to After Effects CC Converter, the conversion will be finished with ultrafast speed and the best video quality kept. After the conversion, you can edit your Drone 4K in After Effects CC smoothly, and even play them on VLC, TV, mobile devices, or upload them to YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook. Enjoy.

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