Does anyone know if I can either:
1. Use the Apple card reader (I don’t own one - or another card reader) to directly import files in to Luma fusion or
2. Use a card reader to import files in to the Apple Files app?
I would like to go from Micro SD to Luma Fusion as directly as possible and need to avoid Apple Photos as iOS12 no longer imports the 4K 10bit Mavic zoom footage in to photos.
Ideally I want to avoid loading them on to a laptop and then using a USB to import as that’s an extra step needing a laptop. I bought the WD Passport SSD but going to send it back as it is poor and very unstable.
Any help appreciated. Thanks all
You’re going to a few issues importing the Mavic Zoom 10 bit footage into LF.
Firstly if you import the footage as a 10bit dlog, the output will need to adjusted for lens distortion. The Mavic Zoom, like my Mavic 2 Pro both produced dlog footage that clearly shows lens distortion and that can’t be corrected in LF. There’s just no mechanism for it.
Secondly, the only way to import this Dlog footage is directly into LF as I described. Once imported, you can apply the DJI LUT and that will colour correct it pretty well but, you’ll still have the lens distortion.
The only sensible way is to use the ‘Normal’ profile on the Mavic and import this in. You won’t need to correct for distortion and you’ll hardly have to colour correct it as it’s pretty darned good already.
This is what I do and it works very well. I’ve been down the 10bit road and even after a bucket load of processing from a desktop PC, no one can tell the difference between it and the “Normal” profile!
Hope this helps!