Work DJI Mavic Pro Platinum 4K with Avid Media Composer
Have shot some remarkable great video with your newly purchased DJI Mavic Pro Platinum camera, however, when you try to direct load the 4K footage to Avid Media Composer, you may find that the video looks extremely washed out and also lots of stair-casing and artifacting on the lines. Perhaps there must be a step you are missing or you’re not using the properly codec or resolution. The following article will show you how to get a high quality and high performance workflow of Mavic Pro Platinum 4K video with Avid Media Composer.
Work 4K video with Avid Media Composer
In our previous article, we have talked about editing 4K video with Avid Media Composer. In this article, we shared the information that currently, the previous version of Avid Media Composer 8.31 including Avid Media Composer 7/8 can only load 4K footage but can’t currently edit footage at 4K. While the best 4K video editing codec is DNxHR, in addition, the system requirements for 4K video editing with Avid is very high, it’s very likely that your computer will lack the power to handle 4K resolution video. Therefore, it would be much ideal for you to compress Mavic Pro Platinum 4K to 1080p in smaller file resolution for smooth editing workflow on underpowered computer.
Native import Mavic Pro Platinum video to Avid
Although the H.264 MP4/MOV video shot with DJI Mavic Pro Platinum is included in Avid Media Composer supported file formats. However, for those people who wish to get the best HD editing workflow of Mavic Pro Platinum with Avid, we highly recommend you to using the DNxHD codec, which can help to create mastering-quality HD media at dramatically reduced file sizes, shattering the barriers to real-time HD productivity.
Transcode and compress Mavic Pro Platinum 4K to 1080p DNxHD for Avid
To get a high quality and high performance editing workflow of Mavic Pro Platinum 4K with Avid, it would be much ideal for you to transcode and compress Mavic Pro Platinum 4K to 1080p with Avid Media Composer best favorable DNxHD codec. Here, you can get the job easily completed by downloading Pavtube Video Converter for Mac.
The application has perfect importing support for the 4K H.264 MP4/MOV video shot with DJI Mavic Pro Platinum. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple Mavic Pro Platinum 4K video into the application. The biggest merits of this application lies in that it allows you to direct export Avid Media Composer specially optimized editing codec “Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” under “Avid Media Composer” main category.
Edit Mavic Pro Platinum 4K video with built-in editing options
Before loading the Mavic Pro Platinum 4K into Avid, you can first complete some basic video editing work with the built-in video editing features offered by the application. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to get off the black edges or unwanted size area, add video/image/transparent text watermark, apply special rendering effect, insert external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to video, etc.
For Windows users, you can go to download Pavtube Video Converter to do the same conversion on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.
Step by Step to Transcode Mavic Pro Platinum 4K to 1080p DNxHD for Avid Editing
Step 1: Load Mavic Pro Platinum 4K video into the program.
Open the program, click “File” menu, from its drop-down option, select “Add Video/Audio” to load DJI Mavic Pro Platinum 4K H.264 MP4/MOV Video to the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Avid Media Composer best compatible editing codec “Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” under “Avid Media Composer” main category.
Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, from “Size(pix)” drop-down list, choose “1980*1020” or “1020*720” to compress 4K to 1080p or 720p for smooth editing workflow with Avid on old or slow computer.
Step 3: Edit DJI Mavic Pro Platinum 4K video.
On the top tool bar on the main interface, click the pencial like icon to open “Video Editor” window, you can trim Mavic Pro Platinum 4K video to remove the unwanted parts by setting the start and end time, crop to remove the black borders or unwanted area by dragging the dash line around the video frame, flip video, add text/image/video watermark, change video picture effect, replace/remove audio in video, add external subtitles, etc.
Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion and compression process from Mavic Pro Platinum Pro 4K to Avid Media Composer 1080p DNxHD codec.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can get a smooth workflow of Mavic Pro Platinum 4K with Avid Media Composer.