September 4 2016
Having trouble importing MOV files to HitFilm 3 for further editing? If so, just follow the simple guide to learn how to fix MOV to HitFilm incompatible problems.
It is officially stated that MOV is supported by HitFilm 3. But when you tried to do some editing the MOV videos with HitFilm, you’re prompted an error message on your screen saying that the video files is unsupported:
Q: “I recently downloaded HitFilm 3 express and i am unable to import .MOV files to use. How can I convert the files to a format supported by HitFilm?”
So what’s the solution? Since the MOV files can’t supported by your HitFilm, it may due to the unsupported video/audio codec. You can try to convert the .mov file extension to .mp4 or .mpg in the file names. If still can’t work, , read on to get an alternative workaround.
As we all know, the most compatible video codec for HitFilm is MPEG-2, then transocoding MOV files to MPEG-2 with a third party program is an easy way to edit MOV videos in HitFilm.
To fulfill your task, you can adopt Brorsoft Video Converter(See Top 5 Video Converter for Windows) for help. With it, you can convert all kinds of MOV files to HitFilm supported formats with zero quality lose. Besides transcoding MOV, this software can convert all other popular video formats like MP4, AVI, MXF, Canon/Nikon DLSR MOV, WMV, MKV, FLV, M2TS, VOB, etc. To HitFilm 3/4 Express, Sony Movie Studio, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, etc natively supported video formats with fast encoding speed. For Mac OS X, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.
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How to Convert MOV to HitFilm more edit-friendly MPEG-2 files
Step 1: Load MOV video to the MOV file converter program by clicking “Add” button, or drag the MOV videos to the software directly.
Step 2: Click “Format” bar and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. You can also choose MP4 from Common Video profile as the final format.
Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc. for Sony Movie Studio.
Step 3: Click the Convert icon under the preview window, and the program will start transcode MOV for HitFilm.
When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated .mpg files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can import converted MOV clips into HitFilm 3 as we as HitFilm 4 Pro for further editing.
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