Using DJI OSMO 4K in Davinci Resolve

Published on by Chris King

To import DJI OSMO 4K to Davinci Resolve flawlessly, an ultimate solution we found would be to transcode/compress 4K MOV/MP4 to DNxHD for Davinci Resolve.

Using DJI OSMO 4K in Davinci Resolve
DJI OSMO can record videos of up to 4K resolution - 4,096 x 2,160 at 24fps or 3,840 x 2,160 at 30fps/24fps, to be exact - with a maximum video bitrate of 60 Mbps. If you recorded some 4K videos by DJI OSMO, you may like editing the 4K footage videos in Davinci Resolve. In this article, we focus the DJI OSMO 4K to Davinci Resolve best workflow.

Searching online, we found more than one guys are complaining the issues when importing DJI OSMO 4K to Davinci Resolve for post production. For the purpose to help them get rid of the trouble, in this page, I will give you a quick workaround to import 4K MOV or MP4 from DJI OSMO 4K to Davinci Resolve for editing beautifully.

Although DaVinci Resolve supports a wide range of file formats, 4K MOV , MP4 footage from DJI DJI OSMO can’t be supported well. To edit 4K video files in DaVinci Resolve 10/11/12, you need to convert/compress 4K MOV/MP4 to DaVinci Resolve edit-friendly format such as DNxHD first.

To finish the task, you can use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, the best 4k video converter for Mac. It is capable of converting 4K MOV, 4K MP4, 4K MXF, etc videos to DNxHD, MPEG-2, Apple ProRes, AIC, etc on Mac OS X for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including DaVinci Resolve 9/10/11/12, Avid Media Composer 5.5/6.0/6.5, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and more. For Windows users, please get Video Converter. Below is how. Just take a look at the brief guide below.

How to convert and import DJI DJI OSMO 4K to Davinci Resolve

Step 1. Install and launch the 4K to Davinci Resolve converter. Click the Add button to import your 4K videos to the program. Checking the "Merge into one file" box allows you to merge several videos into one file.

Step 2. Hit Format bar to select output format. You can choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It is an ideal editing format for Resolve.

Tip: Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original. You’re advised to set video size as 1080p for easier editing.

Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start converting 4K MOV/MP4 to DNxHD for importing to Davinci Resolve.

After the conversion is finished, just run Davinci Resolve and import the generated DNxHD .mov files. You will find the output video work perfectly on DaVinci Resolve 9/10/11/12.

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