The article shows you the easiest way to import MKV to Lightworks for editing without problems: just convert MKV to ProRes for Lightworks on Mac or Windows.
Just got the free version of Lightworks, but I found it won't accept mkv, I'm trying to transcode some mkv files into some format Lightworks accepts so that I can cut and compile clips in lightworks from several of these files into one silly video. I’ve tried VLC, but nothing I do produces a file that will work in Lightworks. I’m looking for a quick workaround to help me import and edit MKV in Lighworks
I have checked other related articles, forums or frequently asked questions’ site and ended up with the conclusion- in order to use MKV files in Lightworks flawlessly, the quick solution is to convert MKV files to a more editing-friendly format, such a Apple ProRes for Lightworks.
Now I’d like to share the step-by-step guide on how to change MKV to Lightworks editing-friendly format with a professional Video Converter for Mac
from Brorsoft. By running it, there’s no need to set the codec yourself: you can directly choose Apple ProRes .mov for editing in Lightworks without quality loss. For windows users, please get Video Converter
, which enables you to convert MKV to ProRes on Windows PC.
Guide: How to convert and import MKV files to Lightworks
After downloading, install and run this MKV to Lightworks converter. And then click he “Add Files” button to navigate your folder and then select the MKV files you want to convert. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)
Press “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”. The setting seamlessly fits Lightworks.
Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MKV to Lightworks will begin immediately.
After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import converted MKV files to Lightworks for further editing without any hassle.
Tips & Tricks:
1. Adjust audio and video settings (optional)
The Mac MKV to Lightworks Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding mkv files to MPEG-2. Click “Settings” button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.
2. Basic video editing (optional)
This Mac video converter has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, adding effects etc. so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions.
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