The DJI Osmo Pocket is a cool little device that combines a 12Mp camera with a stabilising gimbal. Its 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor is capable of generating 4K (3840 x2160) video at up to 60p, however, if you want to edit the video on your phone, you’ll have to opt for 1920 x1080 video. This can be recorded at frame rates of 24/25/30/48/50/60 or 120p.
Once you’ve shot the video clips, you’re ready to transfer them to your phone and start editing. I’ve broken this down to the key steps below.
Transferring Osmo Pocket video to a Phone
If you have the DJI Osmo Pocket Expansion Kit, you can transfer video wirelessly to your phone using the Wireless Module. However, the easiest method is to use the supplied smartphone adapter, here’s how:
- Slide off the cover from the accessory port and slide on the appropriate adapter for your phone.
- Power-up the Osmo Pocket.
- Unlock your phone and connect it to the Osmo Pocket. This should trigger the DJI Mimo app to start, but if it doesn’t, open the app on your phone.
- Tap the play icon in the bottom right corner of your phone screen.
- Now tap, ‘Video’ at the top of the screen and tap on the videos to decide which ones you want to use.
- Tap ‘Select’ in the top right corner of the screen and then tap on all the videos that you want to import before tapping on the download icon on the right of the phone screen. A blue tick will appear in the left corner of each video as it downloads.
Once all your videos have downloaded, you’re ready to start editing. You can do this without the Osmo Pocket being connected – in fact it’s easier if you disconnect it.
Editing Osmo Pocket video on a Phone using DJI Mimo app
- Open the DJI Mimo app on your phone and tap the + icon.
- Tap the circle in the right corner of each video that you want to use in your movie.
- Once you’ve selected every video you want, tap ‘Edit’.
- The app arranges the video clips in the order that you selected them. To rearrange the clips, tap and hold on a clip and drag it to where you’d like it to appear in the sequence.
- To start editing, tap on the selected clip to access the tools.
Select a clip by tapping on it and then tap the tool that you want to use.
To trim a clip with the Trim tool, simply move the start and stop points until you get the section that you want to use. Tap on the tick in the bottom right of the screen once you’re happy.
The Color tool has slider controls to adjust aspects such as brightness, contrast, saturation, temperature, vignetting and sharpness.
The Speed tool has a sliding control that lets you reduce the speed of the playback to half or a quarter of the original speed, or increase the speed by two or four times.
Tapping on Reverse switches the clip to play backwards. The Mute tool silences the ambient sound recorded with the selected clip.
The Duplicate option is useful if you want to use several short sections of one long clip. Simply select the clip that you want to duplicate and tap Duplicate. If you need to arrange the order if the clips, tap ‘Done’ to take you back to the screen that lets you move clips. You can now tap and drag the clips around.
Work your way through the clips, selecting them with a tap and using the tools to edit them as you want.
- The small boxes between your video clips indicate the transition. By default, there’s no transition. To change that, simply tap on a box and select the type of transition you want to use.
- Once you’ve finished editing all the clips and created the transitions, tap ‘Done’. Now you can apply filter effects and add music or titles.
Applying Filter Effects
- To change the appearance of all of your clips with a filter effect, select one and then tap the magic wand icon.
- This reveals all the available filters. Simply tap on one to preview its impact then tap on it again to adjust its strength.
- Tap the music note icon to access the available music clips.
- Browse through the options, tapping on the play icon to listen to any that take your fancy. Once you find one you like, tap ‘Use’.
- On the next screen, tap on the name of the music track to open some control settings. These are bit limited, but they allow you to fade the music out at end of the video is shorter than the track. Simply watch the video through and tap ‘Fade out’ near the end.
Adding A Title
- The title and sticker options are accessed by tapping the circular icon in the bottom right of the screen.
- Browse through the options until you find one you like then tap on it and decide whether you want it to appear at the beginning or the end of your edited video. You can only apply one title to a video so you can’t have one at the beginning and the end.
- Next, tap ‘Edit” and type in the title text before tapping the blue tick in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Completing your Video
Once you made all your edits and added any music and/or title, tap the square output icon in the top right of the screen. The last stage is to select ‘Save only’ or ‘Save and Post’. Selecting ‘Save only’ saves the video to your phone’s photo app. Selecting ‘Save and Post’ also uploads the video to your DJI account if you have one.