DJI Mavic Pro 2 Barrel Distortion Correction

DJI Mavic Pro 2 Barrel Distortion Correction

In this article I will show how to fix easy Mavic Pro 2 Barrel Distortion in Adobe Premiere Pro 2019.

The Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom shoot 8-bit videos while automatically correcting the video distortion commonly found in the medium. Only the Mavic 2 Pro, however, can shoot 10-bit videos. 10-bit videos are smoother than 8-bit videos, which is advantageous for post-production color modulation. Please note that automatic video distortion correction is unavailable for 10-bit videos on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

There are several software programs available to correct video distortion such as DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere, and Apple Final Cut Pro X. Videos with different resolutions have different types of distortion. The table below lists the recommended values to correct distortion when using different software. Please note that by correcting distortion, the overall quality of the video will diminish.

Mavic 2 Pro Video Distortion Correction

1. After adding your video clip into Adobe Premiere timeline and search Lens Distortion plugin. It is standard plugin comes with Adobe Premiere Pro, so you don’t need install it.

Lens Distortion plugin


2. Drag and drop on video clip which should be fixed.

3. Go to “Effect Controls“. Find “Lens Distortion” effect and edit “Curvature” control value. That can be found from the chart above. In my case i put value -4, because my DJI Mavic 2 Pro footage is HQ 4K. So for other resolutions your curvature value will be other.

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