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How to Fix OBS Files Not Working with After Effects


Open Broadcaster Software(OBS) is a great platform to broadcast live streams. You may have the raw video of the footage recorded with it. However, when you want to edit OBS files in After Effects, you'll be disappointed as it doesn't appear in the folder as if it's an unsupported file type. The reason is that OBS files are often in FLV or MP4 format, and they can't be recognized by AE. To make OBS footage workable in After Effects, the quick workaround is to transcode the OBS files to After Effects compatible format. We will show you how to.

Generally, OBS lets you record videos as a FLV file or MP4 file. Since After Effects can't support FLV, MP4 format well, the quick and efficient workaround is to transcode OBS files to a more editing-friendly format like MPEG-2. To achieve the goal effortlessly, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended.

With it, you can effortlessly convert any videos including OBS FLV/MP4 files to After Effects (CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC included) compatible MPEG-2 format without loosing quality. What's more, the conversion is easy to handle and only with a few simple clicks, you can finish the conversion without facing any glitches. If you're running on Windows PC, please turn to Video Converter Windows version. Download the right program according to your system and you can import OBS footage to After Effects for smooth editing as you wish.

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How to convert and import OBS recordings to After Effects

Step 1: Add OBS files

Run the OBS file converter. Directly drag and drop the OBS files in .flv or .mp4 which you want to convert to the main display window of the program. To save your time, you can load multiple files at a time for this program supports batch conversion. You can also merge several files into one.


Step 2: Select output format

Click the format column to choose output format. For After Effects editing, Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is one of the best compatible video formats for you to choose.


Step 3: Start converting OBS to After Effects

When all the settings is done, simply click "Convert" button to start converting the OBS video to After Effects.

Once the process is complete, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. And now you can import the converted OBS files to After Effects CC, CS6, CS5, CS4 for smoothly editing.

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