How to Import GoPro videos (h.264 mp4) to After Effects

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How to Import GoPro videos (h.264 mp4) to After Effects

Postby lydia622520 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:54 am

Tutorials: Convert GoPro MP4 files for After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6

This is the GoPro video to After Effects format conversion guide, which provides best solution to how to convert H.264 MP4 videos from GoPro to Afterr Effects natively supports format with Brorsoft Video Converter. It is the recommended MP4 video to AE editable format converting tool. Download the software for free trial.

ImageBrorsoft Video Converter for After Effects converts GoPro footage to editable formats (*.mpg, *.wmv, *.mov, etc) and obtain HD quality (1920*1080, 1440*1080, 1280*720). Converted file can be easily imported to After Effects for editing. Besides After Effects, this GoPro Converter also generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, Avid Media Composer and more. It has an equivalent Mac version Video Converter for Mac that brings you fast GoPro video conversion on Mac. Just get the right version according to your computer's operating system and follow the step-by-step guide below to achieve your goal smoothly.

Version: V1.2 Size: 45.79 MB Supported OS:Image2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 Image Image

Convert GoPro MP4 Video format to After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6 editable formats (*.mpg, *.wmv, *.mov, etc) free trial step by step

Step 1: Load source GoPro footage

Copy the GoPro videos to your computer. Launch the GoPro video converter, and you may either click "Add" button to import .mp4 files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program. If you’d like to combine multiple MTS files to be a single file, you can tick the checkbox "Merge into one file".


Step 2: Select output format

This GoPro to Adobe After Effects Converter is able to output proper formats for video editing software and devices. To import GoPro files to After Effects, you can follow Adobe Premiere/ Sony Vegas tab and select MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format. Alternative formats are WMV, AVI, MOV, etc.


Step 3: Adjust audio and video parameters

To make good control of the output file size and quality, you can adjust all the items in the following interface, including codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channels. To bear least quality loss, you may set A/V parameters according to the source GoPro HD file.


Step 4: Start transcoding GoPro footage for After Effects

Finally, press the convert button; it will start to convert GoPro or GoPro HD MP4 files to MPEG-2 for Adobe After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6 immediately.

After the conversion completed you can click on "Open" button in the main interface to get the generated files and load the video to Adobe After Effects by following File > Import > File…In this way, you can effortlessly import and edit GoPro videos in After Effects smoothly with no issues.

Additional Tips:
If you want to edit GoPro HD footage clips in Avid Media Composer, you just need to choose the "Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output format in the second step; For Adobe Premiere Pro or Vegas Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output, For Pinnacle Studio, choose "HD Video -> AVI HD Video (*.avi)" as output.

GoPro Video Preparing Quick-Start Guides for Editing:

GoPro and Avid MC workflow | GoPro to FCP 7 Workflow | GoPro files and Premiere Pro | GoPro MP4 in Pinnacle Studio | GoPro footage editing with Windows Movie Maker

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