Best Workaround for DJI inspire 1 4K video in Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4

This post is writing for people who are having issues while editing DJI Inspire 4K video files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5. It explains an easiest way to convert 4K MP4/MOV footage to MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for editing in Premiere Pro fluidly.

When you shoot video with the Inspire, you’ll be shocked at the quality. I think it is honestly better than the GoPro I had on the Phantom. I’ve had many friends comment on this as well. What video modes does it have? Here, I will be lazy and just copy/paste the answer.

*UHD (4K): 4096x2160p24/25, 3840x2160p24/25/30
*FHD: 1920x1080p24/25/30/48/50/60
*HD: 1280x720p24/25/30/48/50/60

But the problem is, 4k MP4/MOV file format from DJI Inspire 1 is beyond the compatibility of Adobe Premiere Pro. Something else, Premiere Pro CS6, CC 7 can (usually) handle 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. In most cases, editing 4K in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 is very taxing on your computer. In order to work DJI Inspire 1 4K footage in Adobe Premiere smoothly, a better way is to transcode DJI Inspire 1 4K to a more “edit” friendly codec and 1080p would be the best settings.

Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is just what you need to achieve your goal.

With this powerful video converter program, you can effortlessly transcode Dji inspire 1 4k MP4, MOV to Premiere friendly movie format like MPEG-2, MOV (Note: it applies to all kinds of Adobe Premiere including Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/ CS4/ CS5/CS6/CC7) keeping the original quality. Besides Adobe Premiere, this software can also export Apple ProRes, AIC, DNxHD for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems. If you are Windows users, this Video Converter is the alternative choice. Below is the detailed guide on converting DJI Inspire video clips to Premiere Pro friendly videos for smoothly playback and editing.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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Convert DJI inspire 4k files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC

Step 1: Load DJI 4K MP4/MOV files to the program

Launch the MP4/MOV to Premiere Pro Converter and click "Add File" button to locate the 4k video file(s) you want to add. Check the "Merge into one file" box, you can join several .mp4, .mov clips together if necessary.

Step 2: Choose Premiere Pro preferred format

Click "Format" pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.

Step 3: Adjust the video, audio settings

Click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. To have a smooth editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, you need create the files with the appropriate resolution and frame rate that matches your source footage.

Step 4: Start 4k to Premiere Pro conversion

Click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to finish endocing DJI inspire 4k MP4/MOV to MPG, MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 on Mac OS X.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface, then you can transfer the encoded DJI Inspire 4k files to your Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 to play and edit without any problem.

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