Osmo is a 12 megapixel (MP) camera that will shoot videos and photos in 4K resolution (400 percent clearer than Full HD), which results in crisp details, rich colors, and perfect lighting. It connects to iPhones and iPads via Wi-Fi connectivity. (See Top 10 4K Video Cameras) If you recorded some 4K videos in MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) format from DJI Osmo via iPhone, you may prefer to edit them before sharing with friends or uploading to YouTube. Then the question arises. Will editing programs on Mac OS X El Capitan like iMovie support DJI Osmo 4K videos via iPhone?
Learn from Apple official site, iMovie (iMovie 10.1) has been updated to supports from iPhone 6s, GoPro, and other Ultra HD cameras on compatible Macs. However, Full-resolution 4K playback is supported on iMac with Retina display and Mac Pro (2013 or later) when connected to a 4K display. In most case, you can't get a flawless 4K workflow in iMovie 10.1. Worse still, the older version iMovie '8/9/11 still use 1080p as primary delivery format and will continue to do so for a long time.
In this case, when working with DJI Osmo 4K recordings in iMovie via iPhone, you are advised to first convert 4K to iMovie most compatible format with proper video settings(1080p is recommended). The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of the award-winning iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.
It cuts the buck at this point, letting you convert DJI Osmo 4K video to iMovie natively supported AIC. mov so as to import 4K to iMovie 8/9/11/10.1 for Mac (OS X El Capitan) without any compatibility issue. Besides, you can also transcode 4K videos into other NLEs professional codecs, like Apple ProRes to FCP, DNxHD for Avid MC, MPEG-2 for Premiere, etc. Moreover, this 4K video converter also performs great as a 4K video compressor to compress 4K to 1080P/720P with even smaller file size if you wish. Below is the detailed guide on transcoding DJI Osmo 4K files to iMovie Pro friendly video formats on Mac OS X El Capitan.
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1: Load 4K to the converter
You can directly drag and drop the 4k MP4/MOV files from DJI Osmo to the software, or click "Add video" to locate the 4K clips into the converter.
2. Choose output format
Press "Format" option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose "Format > iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as the best codec for iMovie on Mac.
Tips: You can click "Settings" button in the main interface to customize the output video's parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.
3. Start DJI Osmo 4K to iMovie conversion
Click the big "Start conversion" button at the bottom right corner, this Mac 4K video converter will start to transcode DJI Osmo 4K to AIV for iMovie! Once the conversion completes, you are free to use DJI Osmo 4K MP4/MOV files in iMovie 8/9/11/10.1 on Mac OS X El Capitan!
Tips: To connect iPhone to DJI Osmo, you just need to put your iPhone in the included Phone Holder to see what your camera sees and control it with a tap of your finger. Your iphone is also the home of all the Osmo's powerful intelligent shooting modes.