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I recently upgraded my drone from Mavic Air to Mavic Air 2. I used the same setting for taking video for the 2 drones. I found that the resulting video from Mavic Air 2 is much softer, duller and much less contrast. I used to edit in iMovie in my MacBook Pro to adjust the colour and contrast apart from stabilising the image. I pre-set sharpness in the drone. However sharpness cannot be pre-set in Mavic Air 2. Now I am faced with replacing my video editor that has sharpening tool as iMovie does not have it. What are your recommendations? I just need a basic software that can do the job.
 

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LumaFusion on my IPad Pro 11, DaVinci Resolve for my MacBook Pro. LumaFusion on my IPhone XS Max when I am on vacation without the Ipad. But mainly the IPad 11 Pro with LumaFusion as my go to.
 

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I recently upgraded my drone from Mavic Air to Mavic Air 2. I used the same setting for taking video for the 2 drones. I found that the resulting video from Mavic Air 2 is much softer, duller and much less contrast. I used to edit in iMovie in my MacBook Pro to adjust the colour and contrast apart from stabilising the image. I pre-set sharpness in the drone. However sharpness cannot be pre-set in Mavic Air 2. Now I am faced with replacing my video editor that has sharpening tool as iMovie does not have it. What are your recommendations? I just need a basic software that can do the job.
in your use case I would suggest DaVinci Resolve. It is great!!
 

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I recently upgraded my drone from Mavic Air to Mavic Air 2. I used the same setting for taking video for the 2 drones. I found that the resulting video from Mavic Air 2 is much softer, duller and much less contrast. I used to edit in iMovie in my MacBook Pro to adjust the colour and contrast apart from stabilising the image. I pre-set sharpness in the drone. However sharpness cannot be pre-set in Mavic Air 2. Now I am faced with replacing my video editor that has sharpening tool as iMovie does not have it. What are your recommendations? I just need a basic software that can do the job.
Are you using DCine-like setting for video. If yes, then your images will look a little flat in color like shooting RAW. But you will have more color correction capabilities.
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Thanks for your suggestion. I noticed that DaVinci Resolve require 16 GB of memory whereas my MacBook Pro only has 8 GB. How is it running on your laptop?
 

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Are you using DCine-like setting for video. If yes, then your images will look a little flat in color like shooting RAW. But you will have more color correction capabilities.
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Yes I use D-Cinelike setting for both my Mavic Air and Mavic Air 2. But the latter give a much duller video. That does not matter as I use iMovie to edit the colour. But iMovie does not have sharpening tool.
 

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I use Filmora and I am quite happy with it. It runs smoothly even on laptops with limited resources and the final result is very nice. The editing is not complicated, import and export of files is without too much hassle as is for example with Adobe Premiere.
One big minus - the Pro version doesn't support H265, while the standard version does, which is very strange. But the standard version is OK, this is what I am using.
 

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I use Final Cut Pro X and although it can be used for any sort of editing, I find all the options to do things that I’ve never dreamed of pretty freaking cool. There is not a lot that I can’t edit. It’s a bit over the top but man can I get some great post work. There are a lot out there but this works for me as I’m a semi professional videographer and just got in to editing 4K drone footage. I’ll post some drone footage I edited later today when I get home. There are a lot of good software options out there so Good luck finding the right software that works for your particular situation.
 

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Thanks for your suggestion. I noticed that DaVinci Resolve require 16 GB of memory whereas my MacBook Pro only has 8 GB. How is it running on your laptop?
Works on my 8Gig PC, but takes a LONG time to switch tabs. I need to get more ram.
 

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I use NCH VideoPad and it has been easy to use; not too difficult to get started using it. Cheers, Ed.
 
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