This is a real simple question but I don’t want to mess it up, so I will ask.
I have shot footage at 25fps, 1440x1080 using a Canon HF100, the file saves as a .MTS.
After Effects CS3 will not import this?
(it will import MPEG, MPE, MPG, M2V, MPA, MP2, M2A, MPV, M2P, M2T, VOB, MOD, AC3, MP4, M4V, M4A)
I have AVS Video Converter 6 that will convert it to avi, mp4, mpeg, wmv, mov and bluray.
What type of file should I convert it to so that it is lossless in quality?
(avi, mp4, wmv and mov does not give the frame rate details)
[Will Brown]"What type of file should I convert it to so that it is lossless in quality?"
You got Quicktime Pro? This fine 35-dollar addition to your multimedia arsenal will allow you to export Quicktime movies in the PNG (first choice) or Animation (second choice) codecs, both of which are lossless.
If astoundingly-huge file sizes aren't an issue, you could also export image sequences; I'd go for PNG (again!) or TIFF, at 32 bits. When imported into AE as image sequences, conform the frame rate to 25 in the interpret footage settings.
[Will Brown]"After Effects CS3 will not import this?
(it will import MPEG, MPE, MPG, M2V, MPA, MP2, M2A, MPV, M2P, M2T, VOB, MOD, AC3, MP4, M4V, M4A)"
I wouldn't fool with those other codecs you list; they're all long-gop codecs, and they give AE8 absolute fits. This is an issue that was cleared up with AE 10.
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