Why I can’t load Sony a7 IV MP4 files into After Effects on Windows 11? How to edit MP4 videos in After Effects smoothly? Just keep reading, we’ll share the best solution with you.
The Sony a7 IV records 3840 x 2160 4K videos in H.265/XAVC HS format to SD Cards at a bitrate of 23.98p/50p/59.94p, can output uncompressed video driectly to external recorders. To be able to import Sony a7 IV XAVC HS .mp4 footage toAfter Effects correctly, it requires the directory structure of the a7 IV footage must be the same as when it was recorded to the card. If you’ve copied your footage onto a hard drive or other storage media and only kept part of the file structure you’re going to be presented with an unsupported media error message like this one…
To solve the problem, the easy solution is to rewrap before importing. Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What’s need is a just common video converter like Acrok Video Converter Ultimate (Windows Version | Mac Version), which can easily rewrap and transcode Sony a7 IV XAVC HS to MPEG-2 codec, which ensures the best result when working with After Effects. This will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. Just download it and follow the steps below to learn how to convert and import Sony a7 IV MP4 footage to After Effects for smooth editing.
Download the MP4 to After Effects Converter:
Key Features of Sony MP4 Video Converter
– Turn MP4 files into editable footage in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, iMovie, etc.
– Support MPEG-2, H.264, H.265, Apple ProRes, DVCPRO, HDV, DNxHD, AIC output.
– Recode XAVC HS recordings to MP4, MOV, MKV, M4V, FLV, WMV, etc. for different uses.
– Create playable files for Tablets, Smartphones, Smart TVs, and other 4K/HD media players.
– Add multiple video files to convert at a time and merge them into one file.
– Rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD to any video format/any audio format.
The program also supports creating native professional codecs for Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Vegas Pro, Avid Media Composer. It is clean and safe to install and use and it’s highly compatible with any systems including Windows 10, Windows 11. For Mac users, you can install this software onto macOS.
How to convert Sony a7 IV MP4 to MPEG-2 codec for After Effects?
Load MP4 footage
Start up the MP4 to After Effects supported format conversion software on your PC, and then Click Add File button to load your source MP4 files from your Sony a7 IV camera. You can directly drag and drop the footage stored on your computer’s hard disk drive to the program. You can batch convert by highlighting all the clips you just imported or one by one.
Select MPEG-2 as the output format
The Format tray locates in the buttom of the window. Go to the “Editing Software” category and click “Adobe MPEG-2 MPG” as the output format. By selecting the Adone MPEG-2 preset, you needn’t to adjust the video settings like video format, video resolution, frame rate and more by yourself.
When everything is OK, click Convert button to start converting Sony a7 IV MP4 to After Effects editable MPEG-2 codec. Once the conversion finished, click “Open” button to get the generated MPG files.
Finally, launch After Effects, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted MP4 clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add.