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Bring MKV videos to Affect Effects for further editing

    Summary: Wanna know how to import MKV files to Affect Effects for further editing without problem? Follow this tutorial, you will get some important tips.

"Is there any possible way, by any means, to import an MKV file into Adobe After Effects CS5? I just need the video to be edited in AE, however, AE rejected my videos. Pls help me out. Thank you!"

MKV is developed by Matroska which is similar to AVI, MOV and MP4 that supports several types of video compression and video codec. However, some users mentioned that they could import AVI videos into Affect Effects without problem, while it was difficult for them to transfer MKV videos into Affect Effects in that AE always gave them an error message.

You may also have the same problem. Why After Effects can't accept MKV files perfectly? In fact, there are thousands of possible codecs for MKV, but only a few of which are supported by AE. To save time and achieve the goal of making MKV compatible with After Effects, just download and use Brorsoft Video Converter which is able to help you change MKV format into an editable video format for After Affects, like MPEG or MOV(AVC) without quality loss. If you are a Mac user, pls get the Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac . Below is how to.

How to Convert MKV to MPEG for Affect Effects editing

Step 1. Import MKV videos to the software

Click "Add Video" button (or "Add from folder") to load MKV source files. Or just drag&drop your MKV videos into the App.

Step 2. Choose a best output format

Click "Format" drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit MKV videos in After Effects, Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the suitable one.

Tips - Adjust audio and video settings

This professional program enables users to adjust audio and video settings before conversion. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

Step 3. Start the conversion process

Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding MKV to MPEG-2 for Adobe After Effects.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. Launch After Effects on your PC, choose "File > Import to import converted MKV files in AE for further editing.

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Source: How to Convert MKV to MPEG for Affect Effects editing

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