Description: As a Sony XDCAM EX user, are you annoying the import problem with After Effects CS4? Here you will find the solution. The article will tell you how to import Sony XDCAM EX footage to After Effects CS4.
Adobe After Effects?CS4, the popular postproduction tool for video professionals, is good at digital?motion graphics,?visual effects?and?compositing. And it is often used in the?post-production?process of?filmmaking?and television production, and used as a basic?non-linear editor?and a media?transcoder. The options in After Effects expand to work with the latest video formats, including P2, XDCAM, EX, and XDCAM HD, as well as Web applications.
However, when you import some Sony XDCAM EX footage with full HD resolution as either 1920?x?1080 or 1280?x?720, you may still meet some import problem.
"I'm having a nightmare trying to use footage from my EX3 in After Effects CS4. When I import the raw footage, it shows up clearly, and even plays properly in RAM previews, but when I export, it freezes for a bit, then skips several frames, then repeats the process till the end of the video."
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How to convert XDCAM EX footage to After Effects CS4?
1. Load XDCAM EX footage.
Two ways for loading: click "Add video" to load source from Sony XDCAM EX, or click "Add from folder" to import the entire folder.
Tips: If you want to joint several videos into one, "Merge into one file" will help to convert multiple videos into one output video.
2. Select format for After Effects CS4.
Click "Format" menu to choose output format. Go to "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" to choose the target format.
Tips: You can select the output video and audio settings to optimize the output files, like bitrate, frame rate, codec, audio channels, etc. But for the best output video quality you’d better keep the original settings of source files.
3. Start conversion.
Once conversion is completed, click Open to locate the generated files for After Effects CS4
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This integrated software will give you more than you have to do. Go to import the generated video into After Effects CS4 to enjoy editing, and try more other functions now.
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