Friday, August 7, 2015

Convert Phantom 3 4K Video to DNxHD MOV for DaVinci Resolve

Summary: You may find that DaVinci Resolve won’t import Phantom 3 4K video smoothly. The easy workaround is to convert Phantom 3 4K video to DNxHD MOV for DaVinci Resolve editing.

Phantom 3 Professional 4K Camera:
Finally, a flying camera that packs years of experience in aerial imaging into one compact, easy to use system. With the Phantom 3 Professional, you’re shooting 4K video at up to 30 frames per second and capturing 12 megapixel photos that look crisper and cleaner than ever. A live HD view lets you truly experience flight and see everything from your camera in real time.

Why does Phantom 3 4K video look horrible in DaVinci Resolve?
“I just purchased a DJI Phantom 3 Professional camera, when I import the 4K video into DaVinci Resolve, it looks blurry and pixely. However, when I view the same video out of the folder that it resides in, the video looks amazing. I'm assuming I'm doing something wrong during the import process. Any suggestions?”

The DJI Phantom 3 professional captured 4K video in MP4 or MOV(MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) format, which is not a native editing codec for DaVinci Resolve. In addition, the 4K video footage compressed with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 will still have big file size, it will take a lot of time for DaVinci Resolve to render those 4K videos. To ensure a smooth workflow of Phantom 3 4K video with DaVinci Resolve, it is ideal for you to transcode Phantom 3 4K video to DaVinci Resolve best editing codec - DNxHD MOV for real-time editing.

Although there are numbered tools and utilities can convert and compress the ultra HD videos, few of them can process at a fast speed. Featured with the most advanced converting technology, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (review) is now providing the most reliable and professional 4K solutions to all format issues including 4K XAVC/XAVC S4K MP44K MTS4K MXF and more.


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How to import DJI Phantom 3 4K video to DaVinci Resolve for editing?

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your original videos. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.

Step 2: Here, you need to choose what you want the output to be. Click “Format” drop-down list, and then select “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as the best output format.

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: When everything is done, you can take a preview by hitting “Play” button. If you are satisfied with the final result, you can click “Convert” button to finish the conversion work.

Conclusion: Once the conversion process is complete, you can click “Open Folder” button to get the generated files for editing DJI Phantom 3 4K video in DaVinci Resolve with optimum performance.

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  6. Hi! It is an excellent informational article much appreciate your time and effort. I too had this same problem with the DaVinci Resolve. Lucky for me I found your step-by-step guide. DJ Phantom 3 was the talking point when launched and had features its predecessors for example Phantom 2 did not have. However, I love the fact that DJI’s most recent models such as Phantom 4, Mavic Pro, and Mavic Air has better video specs and improved flight time. Moreover, they have built-in controls through application to edit, share, import, and export clips on the flight. I found this information when I was going through this article and thought to share with you.

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