How can I work with DJI Inspire 2 4K footage in iMovie fluidly? If you are looking for a smooth workflow between DJI Inspire 2 4K and iMovie, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to get iMovie handling Inspire 2 4K media well.
Problem using DJI Inspire 2 4K footage in iMovie
“Hi all, I have a DJI Inspire 2 and did some 4k recording yesterday but now I’m struggling to edit it in iMovie on my late 2009 MacBook Pro . The video playback is very choppy. Is this a camera issue or computer hardware issue? Any ideas? I would be grateful for any help you guys can offer.”
4K video is demanding even for new computers, and there’s nothing on a 2009 MBP that’s well-suited for running 4K. My guess is you probably need a 2011 MBP or newer to run 4K comfortably. More than that, you can also consider converting the DJI Inspire 2 4K footage to 1080p AIC for use in iMovie flawlessly. Check a guide on how to transcode DJI Inspire 2 4K files for editing in iMovie smoothly.
How to transcode DJI Inspire 2 4K files for iMovie editing?
Step 1: Open up HD Converter for Mac as a DJI Inspire 2 4K Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your editing program
To convert DJI Inspire 2 4K movies to AIC MOV for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Begin DJI Inspire 2 4K video to 1080p AIC Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Shutdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.