“I am trying to use iMovie to edit my DJI Phantom 4 4K footage. My files are in .mp4 format and can’t seem to import them. What do I need to convert them to and what conversion program I need? “

As the above user, you may encounter issues when importing DJI Phantom 4 4K files to iMovie/FCE. Actually, I use imovie exclusively, it works very nice editing 4K videos as long as the computer can handle it. If you’re on an old computer, you’d better get a new Macbook Pro or try to compress your 4K to 1080p for easier using. As for DJI Phantom 4 4K footage, due to its H.264 codec, iMovie and FCE don’t like the file type. That’s the reason why iMovie/FCE won’t import the MP4 files. To solve the issue, you can get a DJI 4K Video Converter to change the 4K H.264 MP4 files to AIC .mov for iMovie/FCE better editing.

UFUWare Video Converter for Mac is such an excellent program that combines video converter, video editor, video player. It can deal with DJI Phantom 4 videos regardless in 4K, 2K or HD to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE editing without quality loss. Plus, other optimal presets like ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid MC, QuickTime for GoPro Studio, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro are provided. Now follow the below guide to convert DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4 for playing and editing in iMovie/FCE.

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How to import DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4 files to iMovie/FCE for editing?

Step 1. Load DJI Phantom 4 4K videos

Launch UFUWare Video Converter for Mac as the best DJI 4K Video Converter and load DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4 clips to it by clicking “Add File” button. You can also drag and drop the DJI 4K files to the converter directly from your HDD.

DJI Phantom 4 to iMovie/FCE Converter

Step 2. Select output format for iMovie/FCE

Click the “Profile” bar and select “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format on the drop-down menu. AIC is native codec for editing in iMovie and FCE.

Convert DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4 to AIC MOV

Tip: You can also click “Settings” to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs, that you can play and edit DJI Phantom 4 4K movies in iMovie and FCE easily.

Step 3. Start DJI Phantom 4 to iMovie/FCE conversion

Click the “Convert” button to convert DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4 to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE editing on Mac with best quality.

After the DJI 4K video to AIC conversion, click the “Open Folder” button to locate generated AIC .mov files, and then you can load the converted DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4 files into iMovie 8/9/11 or Final Cut Express on Mac OS X(High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan included) for editing flawlessly.

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