Wednesday, July 20, 2016

How to Edit Phantom 3 Advanced videos with EDIUS 6/7/8?

Part 1. About Phantom 3 Advanced

In terms of features, the two drones are also twins. They're both flown using the same remote control and smartphone app, which now supports some automated flight features, including waypoint flying and automated return-to-home.

For information on what you can do with the Phantom 3 Advanced, as well as how it handles in flight, the app interface, and automated flight features, head over to our Phantom 3 Professional review. In testing we found that the two aircraft performed identically—the only difference is the maximum video resolution.

Part 2. Phantom 3 Advanced Spec

You can choose between MP4 and MOV file formats in the app, but there's no quality difference between the two. Video quality tops out at 2.7K (1520p), with 24fps, 25fps, and 30fps available. Dropping down to 1080p expands the frame rate options, adding 48fps, 50fps, and 60fps capture, and those capture rates are also available at 720p. It should be noted that you may have to update your firmware to gain access to 2.7K recording—when the Phantom 3 Advanced originally shipped it was limited to 1080p capture.

Part 3. Can I Import Phantom 3 Advanced videos to EDIUS 6/7/8?

Edius is a video editing software package for PC computers running Windows. Edius is a non-linear editor (NLE) that works with most modern video formats. The software is capable of 3D editing.

What codecs are supported by Edius Pro? 

A full list of supported file formats are available on page 145 of the reference manual. Some of the prominent ones are:

Video formats 

VOB (!)
Flash (!)
AVC-Intra, including 4K XAVC
MPEG-2 Program stream and Transport stream
Canon 1DC Motion JPEG
Canon XF

Some wrappers like MOV (Quicktime) or MXF are supported, but not all codecs are supported. Prores and DNxHD are supported, as long as Quicktime is installed.

EDIUS has special importers for various formats which will also bring in any available metadata. Edius supports more formats natively than most programs. This also includes support for native AVCHD as well as the ability to transcode this format into something more usable.

As you see, the EDIUS 6/7/8 does not support the Phantom 3 Advanced video (MOV/MP4). So you’d better convert hantom 3 Advanced videos to EDIUS 6/7/8 friendly formats like MPEG-2, WMV etc. )

Part 4. A smart way of importand editing Phantom 3 Advanced videos in EDIUS 6/7/8

In fact, you do not need to worry about this, you only need to encode MP4 to EDIUS Pro supported MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, etc. Recently many people used a third party - Pavtube Video Converter to change Phantom 3 Advanced video files to Edius Pro playable MPEG-2/MPEG-4 format. It can not only encode Phantom 3 Advanced videos to EDIUS Pro friendly format with ease, but also encode Phantom 3 video to other editing softwares like Windows Movie Maker, Davinci Resolve, After Effects CC, GoPro Studio, FCPiMovie and more. (read how to downscale Phantom 3 4K to 1080p/720p). With the perfect converter, the entire conversion only need 3 clicks, providing the direct right format for any editing softwares, any Apple devices, Android devices, TVs, Projector, Handheld game, etc. (read review)


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How to Adjust Phantom 3 Advanced MP4/MOV to Edius Pro friendly format?

Step 1. Click "Add video" button to add your video files to the program. Or directly drag the video you want to convert to the left item bar.

Step 2. Click "Format" bar and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as output format on the drop-down menu. Of course, you can also choose MPEG-4, WMV from "Common Video" as the output format.

Tips: The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the "Settings" button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc. for full screen playback smoothly. Or keep no changes, which is also a good choice.

Step 3. Click the "Convert" button on the main interface and the software will start to convert to friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finishes, click "Open" to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the video files to Edius Pro for editing.

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