Best Way to Convert DJI Inspire 1 4K MP4/MOV to After Effects CC

DJI Inspire camera can shoot up to 4K video with MP4/MOV format and capture 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. After recording, users may wanna import these outstanding 4K videos into After Effects CC for editing. While the problem is, according to my testing, DJI Inspire 1 4K MP4/MOV files were restricted to editing in AE CC, which can’t handle 4K videos well. 

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“I am doing some DJI Inspire 1 4K MP4/MOV editing. I see my desktop is very powerful. However, when I playback the video in After Effects CC, it’s very choppy, and not easy to do the editing. Does any pros have any idea on 4K in AE CC workflow? Much appreciated!” 

The reason why After Effects CC can’t handle 4K MP4/MOV is simple. Currently 4K footage is not widely supported yet, only a few video editing program like FCP X can support it. For more information, you can learn about After Effects supported file types. In order to edit DJI Inspire 1 4K MP4/MOV in AE CC smoothly, the easy workaround is to use third-party software to rewrap and convert DJI Inspire 1 4K MP4/MOV to AE CC more editable format MPEG-2. With the help of Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, you can finish the task easily and quickly. You can change the parameters in “Profile Settings” to realize your requirements.

How to convert DJI Inspire 1 4K MP4/MOV to After Effects CC? 

Step 1: Install and import DJI Inspire 1 4K videos. 
Backup your 4K MP4/MOV video from your camcorder to hard drive. Install and launch 4K HD Video Converter for Mac. Drag and drop 4K video files to the software. You can import multiple files at once thanks to batch conversion. 


Step 2: Set After Effects CC friendly format. 
Click the drop-down list in the format line to get the format box. Then choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas>>MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format. 
Tips: WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) and MOV (AVC) (*.mov) are both supported. Generally, MPEG-2 is a well-accepted file format for its ability to keep up the video quality and its popularity. 


Step 3: Do some simple edit work. 
De-interlace: By default the 4K HD Video Converter for Mac will apply de-interlacing facility to some clips that are interlaced. Just click “Edit” to enter the video editor, switch to “Effect” tab, and check the “Deinterlacing” box. 

Trim: Basically, video hosting sites restrict video clips to be in certain file size and length. For example, YouTube stated that “videos can be up to 2GB in size and 10 minutes long”. You can trim the video to desired length with this HD Video Converter for Mac. Simply click “Edit” menu>>”Trim” tab and set start and end time point. 

Merge: To join multiple videos together, just select them in file list, and tick off the checkbox “Merge into one file” on the main interface. 

Step 4: Start to convert DJI Inspire 1 4K MP4/MOV to After Effects CC friendly format. 
You can preview to check the final result. Once you are satisfied with it, click the “Convert” button to start converting DJI Inspire 1 4K MP4/MOV to MPEG-2 .mpg format. It will take you a little while. 

Conclusion: After conversion, you’ll get no troubles in editing DJI Inspire 1 4K MP4/MOV in After Effects CC. Follow the steps and have a try! 

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