Trouble shoot Transcoding DJI Phantom 4 4K video files to Premiere Elements

Can't import DJI Phantom 4 4K video files (MP4/MOV) into Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10? In this article, you will find the easiest way to fix the problem.

Q: How can I import DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4/MOV to Premiere Elements?
"I recorded 4k video clips by DJI Phantom 4 and want to edit these files in Premiere Elements 13 for sharing and playing. I'm importing a mp4 file using Premiere Elements 13 on Mac running OS X 10.10.Yosemite. Yet it doesn't appear to import, though a blank thumbnail appears in organizer. When I try to open the MP4 file, only get a missing codec error message. Why this happen? Any help? ”

On the basis of our tests and the Adobe official website, the friendly video format for Adobe Premiere Elements 13 supporting is MPEG-2. Therefore, to make DJI Phantom 4 videos compatible with Premiere Elements, you need to encode Phantom 4 4K MP4 video in various codes to MPEG-2 for editing MP4 files in Premiere Elements 13. Plus, both MOV and WMV are friendly formats for editing in Premiere Elements 13.

Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What's need is a just a common video converter.

Download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac - The program works as the best Mac DJI Video Converter. It helps you fast transcode DJI Phantom 4, DJI Phantom 3, DJI Phantom 2 footage to Premiere Elements preferred MPEG-2 with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. What’s more, it’s the optimal tool for transcoding GoPro, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, etc camera or camcorder videos to kinds of NLE programs Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro, FCE and more. For Widnows user, please turn to Video Converter. Just download it and follow the simple guide to achieve your goal.

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Guide: Converting DJI Phantom 4K MP4/MOV footage for Premiere Elements

1. Add DJI Phantom 4 4k video files > Install and launch the DJI 4K video converter and load source DJI Phantom 4 4k clips to it.

2. Choose output format > To edit DJI Phantom 4 4k video in Premiere Elements smoothly, you need to choose a proper video format. Click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPG, MOV or WMV format.

3. Video, Audio Settings > If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. For DJI Phantom 4 4K videos, you’d better downscale 4K to 1080p as it’s easier for editing in Premiere Elements. For those who wanna 4K resolution, this video app can support keeping original 4K.

4. Start DJI Phantom 4 4K to Premiere Elements 1080P Conversion > Click “Convert" button to start encoding DJI Phantom 4 4k mp4, mov video to for importing to Premiere Elements immediately.

After the conversion, click “Open" button to get the exported files and then import the converted DJI Phantom 4 video into Premiere Elements 10/11/12/13 to do further editing without any problems.

Additional Tips:

If you want to edit DJI Phantom 4 video in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6, you just need to choose the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format in the second step; For Avid Media Composer, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output; For Adobe Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output; For iMovie, set iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(*.mov) as output format. All these presets can ensure smooth editing with your DJI Phantom 4 4K, 1080p, 720p video clips.

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