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After Effects Not Importing WMV Files Properly - Solution


Every time when you import WMV to After Effects on Mac for editing, it stops working? Your After Effects even can't recognize your WMV files? In fact, these are the common problems encountered by many Adobe After Effects users. That's because WMV is supported by After Effects only on Windows. If you want to edit WMV videos in After Effects on Mac, it would be a bit hard. The quick workaround is to convert WMV files to After Effects supported MPEG-2 (the most compatible video format for AE) and then transfer the converted WMV videos to After Effects for editing. Learn how to.

To make WMV files editable in After Effects, we need to get a WMV converter and transcode .wmv files to MPEG-2, which will save us both time and trouble, then all we need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. To achieve the goal, we need to get some help from third-party software. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommend to all of you which can help the users to encode any WMV files to Adobe After Effects supported format at super fast speed effectively. Besides After Effects, it also supplies powerful profiles to other NLEs, like FCP, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, .etc for Mac users. It has an equivalent Windows version Video Converter to aid you to solve WMV to After Effects incompatible issues on Windows. Just get the right version according to your computer's OS and follow the step-by-step guide below to convert WMV videos to After Effects smoothly.

Download WMV to After Effects Converter:

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Step 1: Load source WMV files

Launch the Video Converter on your Mac, and you can either click "Add" button to import .wmv files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program.


Step 2: Select output format

To import WMV files to After Effects, you can follow Adobe Premiere/ Sony Vegas column and select MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format.


Step 3: Video/Audio settings

Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 4: Start WMV to After Effects Conversion

Click the convert button under the preview window, the WMV to After Effects Converter will start encoding WMV for importing to After Effects. Soon after the conversion is finished, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for edit in After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6/CC perfectly.

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