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How to Import MP4 to After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6/CC

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Have some MP4 videos either downloaded from Internet or taken by your cameras and want to edit MP4 with Adobe After Effects? However, if you want to import MP4 to After Effects for editing, there will be some troubles since not all MP4 files are supported by After Effects. That's because After Effects prefers MPEG-4 codec instead of others while MP4 can contain various video codecs. In this article, we introduce an easy way to fix this issue. Let's find it out here.

To smoothly import and edit MP4 files in After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6/CC, the easy workaround is to convert MP4 to MPEG-2 which is the best codecs with best results when working with Adobe AE. The best tool to help you get it done is Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.

This converter can be used to convert any MP4 video to After Effects compatible format (MPEG-2/WMV/MOV) with fast conversion speed and high output quality. After the file conversion, you can edit the video as you like through After Effects. Meanwhile, this video convert tool can create files compatible with various non-linear editing systems like Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. If you are facing problems when editing MP4 video in After Effects on Windows, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter. Download the software and this article will guide you through how to rewrap and transcode MP4 to MPEG-2 for Adobe After Effects.

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How to convert MP4 to After Effects supported video

1. Import MP4 files

Click File > Add Video/Audio to add the MP4 movies you want to convert for After Effects. Or simply drag your videos to the left item bar for converting. Batch conversion is supported so you can add many files at a time to save the conversion time.

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2. Choose After Effects compatible format

Click the format bar to choose output format from the dropdown list. For After Effects editing, Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is one of the best compatible video formats for you to choose.

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Tip: Click Settings icon you can adjust video codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channels, etc. To bear least quality loss, you may set A/V parameters according to the source MP4 file.

3. Start conversion

When all the settings are done, click Convert to start the conversion. Wait for the conversion to be done, you can import the converted video to After Effects for editing without any trouble.

Related Guides:
How to Convert and Import MP4 files to iMovie
How to Import MP4 Files to Final Cut Pro X
How to Import MP4 files into Avid Media Composer

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