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Edit DJI Phantom drone Footages in OpenShot

Open Shot is a free video editor which is available free for windows as well. Its not overly complicated however it does have a comprehensive set of editing tools that are fairly easy to use. Its a great platform for learning to edit. You can do a decent job of putting clips together and timing everything with music. If you have some DJI Phantom drone footages and want to get an easy-to-use video editor, you can try this novice friendly editor.

OpenShot's use of FFmpeg means it's able to properly handle many different video, audio and image formats. Therefore, you can directly import DJI Phantom Drone MP4/MOV footages to OpenShot for editing normally. But sometimes, Openshot will not be able to handle DJI Phantom drone footages for one reason or another such as "OpenShot Crash with DJI Phantom drone MP4s" and "DJI Phantom 4 Pro H.265 4K video crash with OpenShot". When you meet these kinds of issues, you can use a drone video converter to convert your DJI Phantom drone footages to OpenShot more compatible video format with suitable video resolution.

Best Drone Video Converter for OpenShot

Pavtube Video Converter is a software that can encode media files of various formats (including MP4, AVI, MOV, MPEG, VOB, WMV, WMA, ASF and 3GP) to others (AVI, MPEG, MOV, RM, WMV, DNxHD, ProRes, MP4). It can convert DJI Phantom MP4, MOV, H.264, H.265 video to H.264 MP4 for OpenShot and OpenShot supported other video formats. If your DJI Phantom drone footages are 4K resolution, it also can compress 4K video to 1080p video for OpenShot. Anyway, you can configure settings when it comes to video (frame rate, profile, codec, width and height) and audio (codec, bitrate, rate, sample frequency rate, channels, volume).

The interface of the program is simple to navigate through. You can import media by using the file browser. On the other hand, you can load multiple DJI drone files to be converted at the same time cause "drag and drop" is supported. With the built-in video editor, you also can trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts from DJI drone video, merge separate DJI video clips into one file, split large files into small parts by file size, count or length and more. If you are using a Mac, you should use the equivalent Pavtube Video Converter for mac.

Supported Input DJI Drone Footages:

DJI Spark, DJI Phantom 4 Advanced, DJI Phantom 4 Pro, DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Phantom 4, DJI Phantom 3 Professional, DJI Phantom 3 Advanced, DJI Phantom 3 Standard, DJI Phantom 3 4K, DJI Phantom FC40, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, DJI Phantom Phantom 2 Vision, DJI Phantom 1, DJI Phantom 2, DJI Inspire 2, DJI Inspire 1 Pro/Raw, DJI Inspire 1

Steps to Convert DJI Phantom Drone Footages to OpenShot

Step 1: Load DJI Phantom drone footages files into the program.

Run the program on your computer click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to add DJI Phantom drone footages into the program. "Drag-and-Drop" and batch converison is supported here. Read Video Format, Resolution, Codec Output of DJI Products

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Step 2: Choose OpenShot supported Format

Click "Format" box and move mouse cursor to "Common Video" or "HD Video" category, simply select H.264 MP4 as the output format, which is supported by OpenShot.

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1. Click "Settings" to open "Profile" settings window, you can tweak other settings such as video bit rate, frame rate, resolution, audio bit rate, sample rate and channels according to your own needs.

2. Check an item to active the "Video Editor" function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the "Video Editor" window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply sepcial rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.

Step 3: Start DJI Phantom drone footages to OpenShot conversion

After all the settings, clicking the Convert button on main interface, you can go to Conversion window to start DJI Phantom drone footages to OpenShot conversion. Once the conversion is finished, you can click "Open Output Folder" button to get the output files effortlessly, and now you will have no problems to import and edit any videos files with OpenShot.

Import DJI Phantom drone footages into OpenShot

Before you can use a clip on the timeline, you must first import the clip into your project. There are a few different ways to import a clip. The most common way is to drag and drop files from your computer into the Project Files section of the screen.

There are 4 different methods to import a clip.

Method 1 - Drag & Drop

  • Run OpenShot

  • Drag and drop multiple files at once from your Desktop to the Project Files tree.

  • Method 2 - Drop Folder

  • Run OpenShot

  • Drag and drop a folder full of media files from your Desktop to the Project Files tree.

    * All audio, video, and image files will be imported from this folder

  • Method 3 - Open With

  • While browsing files in Gnome, select 1 or more media files

  • Right click on the selected files, and choose Open With Other Application...

  • Choose OpenShot Video Editor (or the openshot command)

    * Even after you start working in OpenShot with your files, you can still return to the file system, and right click on more files and choose OpenShot . It will add them to the currently running instance of OpenShot.

  • Method 4 - Import Button

  • Run OpenShot

  • Click the Import Files toolbar button

  • Select 1 or more files, and click Import

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