DJI Inspire One 4K Video to Final Cut Pro X Post Editing Workflow Solution

Diana Joan

Sep 07, 2015 07:01 am / Posted by Diana Joan

The DJI Inspire 1 shoots up to 4K video and captures 12 megapixel photos. The lens consists of 9 separate elements, including an aspherical element, for extreme clarity, while Adobe DNG RAW support gives you the power to make every shot a masterpiece.

DJI Inspire One

The camera records MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compressed MP4 video wrapped in a MOV container. After the video capture, you may going to have some professional post work-flow of the Inspire 1 video footage with Final Cut Pro X. Although FCP X has native support for H.264 codec, however, it is not an efficient format. Which means you will have a more faster and better editing workflow if you transcode DJI Inspire 4K H.264 video into something more friendly.

Apple Prores, the native editing codec by Final Cut Pro X, provides an unparalleled combination of impressive image quality and reduced storage rates. To generate Apple Prores from DJI Inspire One for FCP X, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac can be your splendid choice. The program can comprehensively produce 4 different types of Apple Prores codec from DJI Phantom 3 or DJI Inspire One for FCP X editing.

Tips: For high performance and better image quality, you can choose to output Prores 422 or Prores 422 (HQ) format, but this format requires additional storage space (roughly 60GB per hour of material). For small size video, you can select to output Prores 422(LT) or Prores 422(Proxy) format. This format requires less storage space than Prores 422(rougly 18GB per hour of material.)

How to import DJI Inspire One 4K Video to Final Cut Pro X?

Step 1: Transfer DJI Inspire 1 4K MP4 video footage to Mac local drive.

The DJI Inspire 1 records footage on an micro SD card, you can remove the SD card from the camera, insert the micro SD card to a card reader, then plug the card reader into your computer's USB Port for transferring the video footage to your Mac local hard drive.

Step 2: Add DJI Inspire 1 4K source video files.

On the main interface, Click "File" menu, from its drop-down option, select "add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to import source DJI Inspire 1 4K video files to the program.

Add DJI Inspire One 4K source video files

Step 3: Pick output file format.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down selections, choose "Final Cut Pro"> "Apple Prores 422(*.mov)" or "Apple Prores 422 (LT)" as your desired output file format according to your own needs.

set output file format

Step 4: Convert DJI Inspire 1 4K video to Apple Prores format.

Go back to the main interface and press the "Convert" icon on the right-bottom to start DJI Inspire 1 4K video to FCP X Apple Prores conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, you can easily import converted video to FCP X for furthering professional post-production work-flow.

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