This post introduces a workaround to make 4K MP4 files shot on a DJI Action 2 well compatible with DaVinci Resolve without glitches. If you are trying to figure out Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro CC workflow with DJI Action 2 H.265 MP4 videos, you may wish to read it.
The DJI Action 2 is a bold attempt at an alternative action camera – and while we’re fans of its modular design, this does come with some practical limitations. Able to shoot video at up to 4K, the DJI Action can’t climb as high as the GoPro Hero 10 Black when it comes to resolution. The wide field of view is great for shooting video, and even when shooting by hand, the footage is extremely stable. Color reproduction is nice and vibrant, and auto exposure is accurate. Video is saved in MP4 (H.264 or HEVC) format.
Got a DJI Action 2 and can’t edit your 4K MP4 files with Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro CC? Convert them first! The MP4 Video Converter for Mac offers a simple conversion process for DJI Action 2 H.265 files to useable formats such as Apple ProRes 422 .mov, MPEG-2 .mpg, DNxHD .mov, H.264 .mov, .avi, .wmv and more. We already have elaborated the process of transcoding DJI Action 2 MP4 for editing in Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro CC in our older posts.
Best Video Converter for DJI Action 2
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac comes out in this case. This professional and easy-to-use 4K video converter enables you to convert 4K H.265 footage from DJI Action 2 to Final Cut Pro X/Premiere Pro CC edit-friendly format with the best quality at fast speed. Besides these software, this program also provides the optimal presets for Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, DaVinci Resolve to meet your different needs. What’s more, with this H.265 video converter, you can tweak the video codec, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc freely. Just download the software to start the DJI Action 2 video conversion followed the tutorial below.
How to convert DJI Action 2 MP4 media for use in FCP X and Premiere Pro CC without losing quality?
User reviews on this DJI Video Converter
“Very happy with the 4K video converter software, I’ve been using another well known software but found the video and audio out of sync on some of the MP4 files. Discovered your software via a search engine and very happy with the conversions.” – John
Step 1: Run Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac as a professional DJI Action 2 Video Converter. When the main interface pops up, you can click “Add File” button to load DJI Action 2 MP4 media into this program.
Step 2: Click “Format” bar to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format under “Final Cut Pro” column. The ProRes 422 is a good option for the 4K H.265 files, and the file size is reasonable.
For Premiere Pro CC users, please select Adobe Premiere MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output option.
Tip: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings.
Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start converting DJI Action 2 MP4 video to Apple ProRes 422 or MPEG-2 for FCP X/Premiere Pro CC. After conversion finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files for using in Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro CC with best quality.