Phantom 4 4k in Avid-Import DJI Phantom 4 4K files to Avid Media Composer

With this guide, you can smoothly import and edit DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4 footage in Avid Media Composer ( Avid MC) by transcoding Phantom 4 4K MP4/MOV to Avid compatible DNxHD (*.mov) files.

Q:DJI Phantom 4 4k video editing issue with Avid MC?
“Can you help me to edit Phantom 4 4k files with Avid Media Composer natively? I borrowed the newly released DJI Phantom 4 camera from my friend and recorded a lot of videos recently, now I need to edit the footages in Avid Media Composer , I tried to load and edit them, but I found the files can’t be handled smoothly, it is hard to edit the original 4K footages with Avid Media Composer . Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks!”

Best Solution i Found:

A common solution to import DJI Phantom 4 4K files to Avid is to AMA in the footage- but it won't be 4K. Largest project you can have is 1080p. I have tried my best to make it, frustratingly, no luck. An alternative and decent solution is to use a third-party video app to convert DJI Phantom 4 4K clips to Avid Media Composer native format before editing. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is what most guys recommend.

Overall, this 4K video converter provides the most reliable and professional 4K solutions to all format issues including 4K XAVC/XAVC S, 4K MP4, 4K MOV, 4K MXF and more. With it, you can transcode DJI Phantom 4 4K videos to Avid Media Composer 5/6/7 without any quality loss. It comes with hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere. Besides, this 4K converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want. If you are working on Windows(Windows 10 included), please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

[GUIDE How To]Tips Editing DJI Phantom 4 4k in Avid Media Composer

Step 1: Load Phantom 4 4k footage to the converter

Run the best 4K to Avid Media Composer Converter and click “Add file” or “Add from folder” button, browse to the DJI Phantom 4 4k footages and load them to the converter for conversion. You can check the “Merge into one” box to join several 4K files together.

Step 2: Choose a proper output format

Click “Format” bar to choose output format. You are recommended to choose “Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)” as the target format.

Tip: Advanced 4K video settings Click "Settings" button 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. Note: If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.

Step 3: Start converting Phantom 4 4K to DNxHD

When you finish all settings, hit “Convert” button to start transcoding DJI Phantom 4 4K video for Avid Media Composer on Mac. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

After the conversion, it’s freely to import DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4/MOV footage into Avid Media Composer for natively editing.

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