Summary: If you are looking for a fast and fluid workflow of Zenmuse X5/X5R 4K video with Premiere Pro, the following guide will show you how to import Zenmuse X5/X5R 4K videos to Premiere with MPG codec.
Zenmuse X5 and ZENMUSE X5R announced by Drone maker DJI are capable of capturing 4K video at 30fps or still 16MP photographers. After recording 4K footage, users may plan to transfer Zenmuse
X5X5R videos to Premiere or other NLEs for further editing. This article will discuss how to edit Zenmuse X5X5R 4K videos in Premiere Pro (CC/CS6/CS5) without any trouble.
Since the 4K MP4 or MOV format captured with Zenmuse X5/X5R is not the native editing format for Premiere, you will inevitably meet some unexpected problems such as audio tracks missing or file not importing, etc. In order to bypass such issues, you'd better encode Zenmuse X5X5R 4K to Premiere Pro friendly formats like MPEG-2 with a powerful third party program.
Fortunately, there are some application such as Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac help you to directly output Zenmuse X5/X5R to Premiere optimized MPEG-2 format with all the profile parameters well setup. Moverover, it offers optmized codecs for other NLEs such as Apple ProRes, DNxND, AIC for FCP, Avid, iMovie .etc. Get the Windows version, if you also wanna open Zenmuse X5X5R 4K videos in Premiere on PC. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.
How to Import Zenmuse X5X5R 4K files to Premiere Pro
Step 1. Install and launch the program on your Mac. Click "Add" button to load the source 4K Zenmuse X5X5R files. (Or you can drag & drop the original files to the software's window list.)
Step 2. Click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" to set MPG, MOV or WMV format as output.
Tip: You can click "Settings" button to adjust output parameters as you want, such as resolution, bitrate, etc. For smooth editing, you are advised to set Video Size as 1920*1080
Step 3. Tap Convert button to start transcoding Zenmuse X5X5R 4K to MPEG-2 for Premiere on Mac OS X.
After conversion, you can get the generated .MPG videos under "Open" panel which can be compatible with Premiere CC/CS6/CS5.5/ directly.
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