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3DR Solo 4K Workflow with Premiere Pro on Mac/PC

Play or Edit 3DR Solo 4K Video in Premiere Pro

Getting caught by the editing issues when importing 3DR Solo 4K MP4/MOV footage in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4? Simply follow this tutorial to find the easiest solution to fix the issue.

The 3DR Solo Drone was designed for the GoPro Hero 4 camera. 3DR has many features, such as cable camera, track, following me and taking selfies, which will allow you to capture great aerial photos and movies from every Angle. The 3DR Solo is top-notch, and the GoPro Hero 4 can be used in 4k UHD to shoot excellent aerial views, which can shoot 4k video at 30 frames per second, and 2.7k at 60 frames per second.
After 3DR Solo recorded some amazing 4K images, you might want to edit these 4K footage in Premiere Pro CCto make it more stylish before uploading to YouTube or Posting on Facebook. While Adobe claims that Premiere Pro CC can handle (usually) 4K files without much problem, many people find the painful experience of editing 3DR Solo 4K material in Premiere Pro CC. And now you and they will have a delayed play. In addition, Adobe PP CC can handle (usually) 4K files without many problems, but it is very hardware intensive. Here are the Premiere Pro CC optimized 4K playback Settings.

The list of 4k editing optimizations for Premiere Pro CC:

[B]Hardware [/B]

CPU: minimum Intel i7-5930K or equivalent. AMD lagging way behind.
RAM: minimum 16GB, better 32GB or more
GPU: dedicated graphics with minimum NVidia GTX 780Ti, or GTX 970 or the higher end Quadro M4000. AMD have currently unreliable drivers.
GPU: VRAM minimum 3GB with 256bit memory bus
HDD: at least 100MB/s read/write speed

[B]Premiere Pro CC Settings [/B]

Disable High-Quality Playback, gets you apx. 5-10% performance (Player Window/Wrench Icon/High Qaulity Playback).
INFO: Mercury Engine Transmit to second monitor, takes away apx. 5-10% performance (Player Window/Wrench Icon/Enable Transmit).
RedCode/Cineform movie files: Set playback resolution to 1/2 or 1/4 size will increase performace apx. 10-20% (Player Window/Full-1/2-1/4,etc.)
Increase Playback Preroll and Postroll time to 3-8 seconds for smoother playback, especially with slower harddrives (Edit/Preferences/Playback/Preroll-Postroll).
Disable Lumetri Scopes if not needed. They have been optimized in PP 2015.3 but you loose 3-8% performance when enabled (Window/Lumetri Scopes).

What if you're getting lag in playback while working with 3DR Solo 4K footage in Premiere CC/CS6/CS5/CS4? Thankfully you probably don't have to buy a new computer… In the professional world, 4K is a digital cinema standard that calls for a 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution. However, the majority of work is still being finished in 1080p. So before importing the 4K footage to Premiere for smooth editing without crashing your computer, you'd better downscale 3DR Solo 4K footage to 1080p and transcode the 4K stuff formatted/encoded in MOV or MP4 to Premiere more-editing friendly format, such as MPEG-2.

Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What's need is a just a video converter for Mac like [B]Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac[/B] - The program works as the best Mac 4K Video Converter. It helps you fast transcode 3DR Solo, DJI Phantom 4, DJI Phantom 3, DJI Phantom 2 footage to Premiere Pro preferred MPEG-2 with fast encoding speed and without quality loss.

What's more, it's the optimal tool for transcoding GoPro, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, etc camera or camcorder videos to kinds of NLE programs Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro, FCE and more. For Windows user, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate. Just download it and follow the simple guide to achieve your goal.

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Converting 3DR Solo 4K video to work in Premiere Pro Pro[/SIZE]

Step 1: Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the 4K files to the Converter. You can also hit "Add File" button to import videos to the app.  

Step 2. Choose output format > Click "Select Format" bar and choose "Editor > Adobe Premiere" as output format for editing raw 4K in Adobe with natively supported video codec.

3. Advanced V/A settings > 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.

[B]Note:[/B] If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original. Or set resolution to 1920 * 1080, to compress source 3DR Solo 4K to 1080p.

4. Start converting 3DR Solo K footage to Premiere Pro> Hit the con button of the best 4K Video Converter. It will start converting 3DR Solo 4K for importing to Adobe Premiere Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for natively editing in Premiere Pro CC/CS6 as well as CS5/CS4/CS3 perfectly.

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