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Gerome MyersImporting problem.
by on Jul 16, 2011 at 4:12:21 pm

Hey, I need some help, This first time Im having a problem with AE and dont know what to do.. hope the best community in world can help! xD

I have a movie in avi format that I imported to a editing software.. and I cut out some scenes and rendered them one at a time into seperate .wma 720 hd files.. because there was no option to make avi.

When I import them to AE now it says //interpret footage// the item has an unlabeled alpha channel.

And it gets imported but I cant work with it.. when i select it it says //AFTER EFFECTS ERROR 4// reading frame from file//

im using after effects CS5.5
I tried converting the wma file to avi and i could import the video into after effects now but its just a black screen video without any sound.

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Sascha EngelRe: Importing problem.
by on Jul 16, 2011 at 8:17:51 pm

Need much more info: What editing software? What AVI file? Frame size, screen size & fps and so on.
What export options you have from that software?
Why into wma?

Try to be more specific about all the tech specs.


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Gerome MyersRe: Importing problem.
by on Jul 16, 2011 at 8:43:39 pm

frame width> 464
frame height> 256
frame rate> 25 per sec

Not sure how to find more info about the avi file.
and the video editing software I used was COREL VIDEOSTUDIO PRO X4.

I dont know why I cant render into avi but i can do to>
when i do custom it will be a MPEG.

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Gerome MyersRe: Importing problem.
by on Jul 18, 2011 at 5:44:42 pm

Please, Im really at worlds end of what to do..
If no one knows what the problem is.. Id be grateful for anything you think I should do.

I really, really need this..
I just cant think of anything at all to do.

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Sascha EngelRe: Importing problem.
by on Jul 18, 2011 at 7:00:37 pm

You have to try to be more specific: Why you first put it into the editing software?
Why not immediately into AE (because I am not sure what you are editing on is a pro software).
Why exporting it into several bits? And why into wma?
People here want to help, but you need to be more specific.
Explain each step - precies - and try to give all tech specs available to you.


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Michael SzalapskiRe: Importing problem.
by on Jul 19, 2011 at 2:15:43 pm

Render it as an MPEG or some of the other options. Why the odd frame size?

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