[Solved]DJI OSMO 4K to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6 Issues

Facing Problems importing and editing DJI OSMO 4K videos in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let’s find it out here.


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 DJI OSMO 4K footage videos in Adobe Premiere Pro. When you try to do this, you may encounter problems like this:

“Got some 4K footage by DJI OSMO, but when I load and edit the OSMO 4K in Adobe Premiere CC, there was major lag and dropping of frames. I had no issues before editing 1080p. What should I do?Thanks.”

Well, according to our multiple testing, we found two main basic reasons behind there. As you know DJI Osmo records MOV videos, but it seems Adobe Premiere Pro(including Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, etc.) does not like the way. The file type is a compressed output format, but not ideal for editing in NLE system. What’s more, Adobe PP CC can handle (usually) 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive.

To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode DJI Osmo (4K) MOV files to Premiere Pro natively supported formats (MPG are highly recommended in 1080p) as primary delivery format. Along with some help from EaseFab Video Converter for Mac, it can be done effortlessly. Overall, the program is the best Video Converter for GoPro Hero4 footage. With this Gopro video converter, you can effortlessly transcode Gopro Hero4 MP4 to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create an Adobe Premiere friendly file format keeping the Gopro original quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie and more NLE systems for native editing. For Windows users, Video Converter is the alternative choice.

Here I share a simple guide on how to convert DJI Osmo 4K MOV files for Premiere Pro CC editing smoothly.

STEP 1: Install and launch the best DJI Osmo video converter and load source MOV clips(not matter in 1080p, 4K) to it.


STEP 2: The program has three already optimized the video settings for Adobe Premiere. You can select MOV, WMV or MPEG-2 from “Editing Software” as the output format. All output videos will seamlessly fit Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4 and more. Here we recommend you choose MPEG-2.


Tips: 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.

STEP 3: When everything is ready, simply click the big “Convert” button and the program will start transcoding DJI Osmo 4K videos to MPEG-2 files.

When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then import the converted DJI Osmo 4K files into Adobe Premiere Pro CC to do further editing flawlessly.

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