If you want to import Nikon Z9 H.265 files to After Effects CC, just convert H.265 to H.264, MPEG-2 or WMV3 codec so that you can edit Nikon Z9 H.265 H.265 videos in After Effects CC smoothly. Keep reading and learn how to.
The Nikon Z9 is a professional-grade camera characterized by its newly developed sensor, advanced AF performance, and high-resolution 8K video recording.The camera has separate focus and zoom rings and offers auto and manual focus controls. From seemingly unlimited 8K 30p recording to an astonishing 120fps maximum burst rate, it’s hard to argue that the Nikon Z9 isn’t the most capable all-round hybrid camera on the market. Also, high-resolution frame grabs can be recorded in camera from 8K and 4K videos, for producing 33MP or 11MP stills, respectively.
As far as we know, After Effects CC has claimed its natively support for H.265, with no transcoding required, smooth importing, strong metadata support, real-time editing, and flexible delivery options though, many Nokon users still meet kinds of issues whenever importing Nikon Z9 H.265 (MP4) files into After Effects CC as following:
"We received Nikon Z9 8K MP4 video files and are unable to bring them in via import. We’re on After Effects CC (Windows 11)."
"Tried to import Nikon Z9 H.265 files to After Effects CC but to no avail. The error says: The file has an unsupported compression type. How to edit H.265 files in After Effects CC smoothy?"
"Tried import Nikon Z9 H.265 and After Effects CC gave me an error saying that that was the wrong way to import media."
Codec missing or unavailable when importing Nikon Z9 H.265 videos to After Effects CC? Quick fixes are available here to solve H.265 files not importing to DaVinci Resolve 18 issue.
In fact, the Nikon Z9 recording video format MP4 and MOV, a self-container format, which is not an ideal format for most editing software such as DaVinci Resolve. And from After Effects CC official website you will know that it can support H.264 encoded MP4 files well, and H.264 codec is the native codec for After Effects CC. In this case, for the purpose of helping Nikon Z9 owners get rid of this trouble, here I will take the Acrok Video Converter Utimate as example to show you how to transcode Nikon Z9 H.265 to H.264 video for smooth editing in After Effects CC.
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This program can easily transcode H.265 files to After Effects CC highly compatible H.264 codec from Nikon Z9 as well as Gopro Hero 10, iPhone 13 Pro Max, Sony a7S III, Lumix GH6 … without quality loss. In addition, it also offers other optimized codec for non-linear editing programs, such as MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CC, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, .etc. Moreover, it also is a professional video editing software to assist users with trimming, cropping, splitting, merging attaching subtitles… to create your own videos. If you are a Windows user, you can turn to the Acrok H.265 video converter for help.
How to convert Nikon Z9 H.265 video to After Effects CC?
Step 1: Load H.265 . mp4 footage
Launch the program and click "Add file" button to import the Nikon Z9 MP4 files to the top H.265 to After Effects CC Converter on Windows 11. Batch conversion is supported.
Step 2: Select output format
Go to "Format" menu and choose Common Video -> H.264 Video(*.mp4) as target format for using Nikon Z9 H.265 files in After Effects CC.
Tip: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the "Settings" button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.
Step 3. Converting H.265 for After Effects CC
When the former steps finished, you can press "Convert" button to start rewrapping Nikon Z9 H.265 files to After Effects CC supported format on Windows 11. Once the conversion process is done, click "Open" button to get the generated files. And now import the converted Nikon Z9 MP4 files to After Effects CC to start editing.
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is especially designed for digital cameras users, with which you can easily convert Nikon Z9 8K/4K videos to After Effects CC editable format like H.264, DNxHD at super fast speed due to the advanced CUDA technology support. For Final Cut Pro, iMovie and other Mac editing program, this software can also hep you transcode H.265 codec to ProRes, AIC, DNxHD, MPEG-2 and H.264 on macOS. What’s more? This professional tool comes with powerful video edit function, like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, etc. Thus, you can do some simple edit first according to your need. The latest version can support Blu-ray/DVD conversion, that’s may be the newest attractive point we would like to enjoy.