How to import AVI files to After Effects for Editing

This article focus on problems which occur when import AVI files into After Effects CC/CS6/CS5.5/CS5/CS4 and provides a quick and easy solution.

It's common for Mac users to open and play videos on Mac OS X including the latest version macOS Sierra. AVI is a very popular video format which is widely used today. Adobe After Effects CS software is the industry-leading solution for creating sophisticated motion graphics and cinematic visual effects. And it normally can recognize a few file formats like DV, Flash, MPEG, MOV, WMV and AVI. The point there, sometimes you will find it a painful experience to import AVI files into After Effects (AE CC included) for further editing. you may have encounterred problems.

As we all know, AVI might be one of the most used file formats for saving video files online and offline. And most of AVI videos is either downloaded from the Internet or taken by your cameras. All in all, After Effects only supports DV-AVI or AVI files implemented via QuickTime. However, AVI is a 'container' format which can incorporate most any sort of video and audio codecs. That is to say, AVI videos can be encoded by different codecs like DivX, Xvid, MJPEG, 3ivX, which makes After Effects refuse them. For most AVI video files, you need an app like Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to  to transcode AVI to a more-editing friendly format for using in After Effects CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert AVI videos for editing in After Effects.

Overall, the program is a professional yet all-in-one video conversion tool. With it, you can easily rewrap and convert all AVI files to After Effects highly compatible file format like MPEG-2, MOV, WMV with least quality loss. Besides, the Mac video converter can convert HD videos HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid MC etc.For converting AVI on Windows, you can get Dimo Video Converter Ultimate. Just download and install the software to get its wonderful benefits.

Recently, DimoSoft has launched a user-requested upgrade for full line of Dimo products to version 3.0.1.  Existing bugs, improvements and hard/soft subtitle output support are added.

What's new in the upgraded Dimo Video Converter Ultimate V3.0.1:

1. Support whole DVD/Blu-ray disc backup to MP4/MKV/AVI/MOV etc. with selected languages and subtitles keeping;
2. Allow to convert videos and rip DVD/Blu-ray with custom multi-track MKV output;
3. Fix other bugs in interface;
4. Add some limitation on trial version.  

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How to Convert AVI and import AVI to After Effects

1. Import source video to the best AVI Video Converter for macOS Sierra by directly drag and drop. Alternatively, you can click "Add file" button to load the AVI video files.

2. Click on "Select Format" bar to select output format. To import AVI files to After Effects, you can select MOV, WMV or MPEG-2 from "Video" as the output format. All output videos will keep the original quality of AVI video and seamlessly fit After Effects CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4 and more.

Tip: Set advanced settings if you need

By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output MOV files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

3. Finally, click the "Start" button start converting AVI to MPEG-2, WMV or MOV for After Effects CS4/CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC immediately on MacOS Sierra. After the conversion, you can click "Open" button to get the exported files for transfering and play converted AVI files to Adobe AE on macOS Sierra with the best quality.

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