Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tutorial for ingesting 4K Medias ( 4K MP4/MOV) from DJI OSMO within Avid Media Composer

To open and edit DJI OSMO 4K MP4/MOV footage in Avid Media Composer smoothly, you'd better transcode OSMO 4K files to Avid more "edit" friendly codec like DNxHD and downscaling 4K to 1080p is much easier for editing.

The Osmo consists of four parts: a Zenmuse X3 three-axis gimbal with a camera, an ergonomic handle with all the control buttons, a 10.8Wh battery and a phone clamp. For those who are already flying an Inspire 1, its Zenmuse X3 module needs no introduction. This fan-cooled gimbal-camera is powered by Sony's 1/2.3-inch 12-megapixel sensor that can record videos of up to 4K resolution -- 4,096 x 2,160 at 24fps or 3,840 x 2,160 at 30fps/24fps, to be exact -- with a maximum video bitrate of 60 Mbps. If you want a smoother video, you can go up to 60fps at either 1080p or 720p, or even do slow motion with 120fps at 1080p. As with the drone version, you get a 20mm f/2.8 lens with a 94-degree field of view. The gimbal is also where you insert your microSD card, which needs to be of at least Class 10 or UHS-1. Obviously, the faster the write speed, the better.

Video Formats MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Have pre-ordered one for days and just curious if people have been able to work with DJI OSMO 4K videos in Avid Media Composer natively yet ?

Actually, most editing programs like Avid Media Composer still use 1080p as primary delivery format and will continue to do so for a long time. An alternative and decent solution is to use a third-party video app to convert DJI OSMO 4K clips to Avid Media Composer native format before editing.Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is one of the best choice.

The program is an easy-to-use yet professional 4K Video Converter for Mac. It's able to convert DJI OSMO 4K files to Avid Media Composer more compatible DNxHD .mov video. With it, you may also encode 4K MP4/MOVto Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCE, iMovie and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing. If meet the DJI OSMO H.264 codec issues on Windows PC, please get Brorsoft Video Converter to solve the problem.

Download DJI OSMO media converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Converting DJI OSMO 4K MP4/MOV to Avid Media Composer

Step 1. After downloading, install and run this 4K Video Converter for Avid, just copy the OSMO 4K files to your hard drive. Then click Add to import the files to the software for converting.

Step 2. You just need to go to "Avid Media Composer -> DNxHD (*.mov)" as the best video format for editing 4K MP4/MOV in Avid with good video quality.

Step 3. 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 original 4K files, if don't stick with 4K, you're suggested to download 4K to 1080p for easier editing.

Step 4. Finally hit the Convert button; it will encode DJI OSMO 4K MP4/MOV to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer 7/6/5/4 immediately. When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can get the resulted videos from output folder easily for easier editing in Avid MC.

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