Tips for Importing DJI Inspire 1 4K to iMovie

With the DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter with Integrated Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal, you can capture 4K video and take 12-megapixel still photos from the air. The Inspire 1 Camera shoots 4K video at 24p and 30p, and can shoot HD video frame rates from 24p to 60p. While the problem is, according to my testing, the 4K video was restricted to editing in iMovie, which can’t handle 4K videos well. If you want to import DJI Inspire 1 4K to iMovie, you will need to do some preparation before editing.

The reason why you can’t successfully ingest DJI Inspire 1 recorded 4K MP4/MOV files to iMovie is simple. Currently 4K footage is not widely supported yet, only a few video editing program like FCP X can support it. In order to edit DJI Inspire 1 4K MOV/MP4 files smoothly, the easy workaround is to use 3rd-party software to rewrap and convert DJI Inspire 1 4K footage to iMovie more “editable” format Apple InterMediate Codec .mov in 1080p. With the help of Brorsoft 4K Video Converter for Mac, you can finish the task easily and quickly.

Overall, the program is a professional 4K Converter, player and editor. It can effortlessly encode/re-encode 4K H.264(MP4/MOV), XAVC, XAVC S, etc footage for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, FCE and more. Keep reading for a brief how-to on the simple process, which guaranteed to import your DJI Inspire 1 4K videos to iMovie for smoothly editing.

How to convert DJI Inspire 1 4K footage for iMovie editing

Step 1. Load 4K videos > Run the program you just set up. You can hit Add button to import the 4K video files from DJI Inspire 1 or hard drive to the converter.

Step 2. Choose output format > Click Format bar and choose  iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov) as output format for editing raw 4K in iMovie with natively supported video codec.

Tip – Profile Settings:
In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. You can keep original 4K resolution or adjust video size to 2K or 1080 full HD as you need.

Step 3. Start converting 4K video > Hit the convert button of the best 4K to iMovie Converter. It will start converting DJI Inspire 1 4K MP4/MOB for iMovie immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in iMovie perfectly.

Additional Tips:

This versatile  4K Converter for Mac not only can encode 4K videos to iMovie, but also provides the optimal presets like ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro. Just choose a proper output format for your editing program.

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