FCP X Won’t Recognize DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Video

With the Phantom 2 Vision+, you can records 1080p H.264 MP4 formats, but most users may find a problem when importing DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ H.264 MP4 to FCP X for editing. While Final Cut Pro X does work with DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ video, these H.264 MP4 files are clunky to edit requiring much rendering when in a FCP X timeline.

Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. FCP X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Yosemite, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ H.264 MP4 videos.


As we know, MP4 is widely used for saving media datum. And it can be found in lots of places, such as camcorders (GoPro/Sony or other camcorders), websites (YouTube/Fox or other Video websites) and even the newly aerial apparatus like DJI Phantom 2 Vision+. It is a common video format for users to share. However, MP4 files are compressed using H.264/MPEG-4 codec which is a final delivery codec not use for editing. MP4 is a container format which hold various video and audio codecs and that’s why you find it’s not easy to import MP4 to FCP X for editing.

Afterwards, when you got a pile of MP4 files from different source, there’s no luck FCP X can support all of your MP4 media. To fix the problem, you can use Log and Transfer or Log and Capture to import H.264 MP4 to FCP X for editing, but don’t expect it to result in top quality. So, we suggest you to convert H.264 MP4 to ProRes codec, native format of FCP X, with the assistance of Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. It can help you do the conversion work with maximum editing quality and efficiency.

How to import DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Video to FCP X for editing?

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ H.264 MP4 videos. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.

Step 2: Here, you need to choose what you want the output to be. Click “Format” drop-down list, and then select “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best output format.

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: When everything is done, you can take a preview by hitting “Play” button. If you are satisfied with the final result, you can click “Convert” button to finish the conversion work.

Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” to get your generated files. Now, you can edit DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ H.264 MP4 in FCP X without any hassles.

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