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For After Effects CC/CS6 users who have just finished some video recording with your portable mobile camera phone – iPhone 7, you can do some professional post editing workflow such as applying professional motion graphics and visual effects to make your common iPhone video look like Hollywood film. The following article will show you how to get a smooth and high quality workflow of iPhone 7 video with After Effects CC/CS6.
Media compatibility of iPhone 7 video with After Effects CC/CS6
The camera on iPhone 7 record both HD or 4K resolution video in MOV container file format with the compression codec of H.264. After Searching for After Effects CC/CS6 supported file formats, we get the information that After Effects CC/CS6 only supports MOV file with QuickTime code but H.264 MOV is unfortunately excluded from its supported file format lists. To fix this codec incompatible issue, you can download a video conversion tool such as Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (review) to convert iPhone 7 video to After Effects CC editable file formats such as DV AVI, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, QuickTime MOV, WMV, etc. You can then adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to let them fit with the best editing settings for After Effects CC/CS6. For those people who have no ideal how to adjust those settings on your own, you can directly use the program to output After Effects CC/CS6 preset profile formats with the optimal editing settings.
Trim/Crop/Flip/Add subtitle to iPhone 7/7 Plus 4K video
Don’t want to move the whole video clip into After Effects CC/CS6, you can use the program’s built-in trim function to cut off unwanted parts. If there are black bars around the video frame, you can use the crop function to remove them off. In addition, you can also flip or rotate your iPhone 7 video footage when they are shot in wrong orientation or direction. Add external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to video to make them more amusing.
For your convenience, the program is available on both Windows and Mac platform. For Windows users, you can download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to complete the conversion on Windows 10/8.1/8/7. The program is simple to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. In addition, the quality of the converted video is pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the result file and the original source video.
How to Convert iPhone 7 Video for After Effects CC/CS6 Editing on Mac?
Step 1: Load iPhone 7 video into the program.
Open the program, click “File” menu, from its drop-down option, select “Add Video/Audio” to load iPhone 7 Video to the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, you can choose one of After Effects CC/CS6 compatible file format such as “MOV – QuickTime(*.mov)” under “Common Video” main category.
Tips: click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.
If you have no ideal how to adjust above listed advanced settings by your own, just use our program to directly output After Effects CC/CS6 specifically optimized editing codec by following “Adobe Premiere/Sony V…” > “MPEG-2(*.mpg)”.
Step 3: Edit iPhone 7 video.
Check an item to active the “Video Editor” function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the “Video Editor” window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, flip/rotate video angel or add external subtitle to video.
Step 4: Start the conversion process.
After all the settings is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert iPhone 7 video to After Effects CC/CS6 best compatible editing format.
When the conversion is completed, launch After Effects CC/CS6 on your Mac computer to import converted video to After Effects CC/CS6 for smooth editing workflow on Mac computer.