What video editing software is suitable for Drone video on Mac?

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  1. FannieJane

    FannieJane Newbie

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    Got one DJI Phantom 4 Pro recently, anyone has any wonderful 4K videos editing software recommend? After recording 4K video, I want to edit them for sharing on Facebook. But whatvideo editing software is suitable for Drone video? I have download iMovie but even can't import the video to the editor, get me too confused.
     
  2. thewanderlustking

    thewanderlustking Notebook Evangelist

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    First off shooting 4k for FaceBook is kinda silly, but lets just leave that alone...

    Video editing and manipulating is not easy in ANY software. GoPro's software (I think, it was anyways) is available for free. For real work though you can't beat Final Cut Pro. But it comes with a big price tag.

    Decide what direction you want to go. If it is for simple FaceBook video editing use, go cheap/free. If your truly wanting to learn real editing, Final Cut Pro. The learning curves are high though so best to decide out of the gate if possible. And use WELL documented software so you can look up how to do this or that on youtube.
     
  3. kiomon

    kiomon Notebook Enthusiast

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    Final Cut Pro X all the way. Its incredibly powerful and it flies on macs. I am professional video editing and while I work primarily in Avid and Davinci Resolve, the speed of FCPX blows both of them out of the water on the same laptop. Go FCPX and you can go wrong, and if you are a student or have a student in your family, you will be able to get a great discount on the software bundle as well.
     
  4. kojack

    kojack Notebook Deity

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    Also, If you don't want to shell out for the latest version FC, You can find previous versions on ebay for sensible money. I am currently loading my 2007 MacBook full of old software, and getting most of it for pennies on the dollar compared to new stuff.
     
  5. MLO

    MLO Notebook Enthusiast

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    Check out MPEG stream clip for converting it to a usable format
     
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    stephaneLee Newbie

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    alinajetly Newbie

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  8. Kent T

    Kent T Notebook Virtuoso

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    For high end consumer editing, use Final Cut ProX (aka Imovie Pro). For real professional get work done on deadline, get a PC workstation with a Quadro or FirePro GPU and real cooling, and use Adobe Premiere Pro (which the real TV broadcast and cable industry uses to get their work done 10x-20x faster, and workflow done on time). Final Cut Pro 8, was the last version accepted by the TV broadcast industry (where tape is still to some degree used for workflow), the broadcasters moved on years ago.
     
  9. boricuafly

    boricuafly Notebook Consultant

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    Final Cut Pro for sure!
     
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