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Solution to After Effects Won’t Import Bandicam Video Format

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"OK so I just finished recording a video with Bandicam but when I try to edit it in After Effects, it only shows black. I can watch the video fine with vlc or with the default video app in windows 8. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, thanks."

Bandicam has a special codec and uses the H.264 format. The only container you can use is AVI. The problem is there really is no lossless codec for editing in NLEs including After Effects. Based on what we know, transcoding the Bandicam footage to something lossless, and your workflow gets better.

To achieve the goal, we highly recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to all of you which can help the users to convert Bandicam AVI to Adobe After Effects supported format with fast encoding speed and zero quality loss. What's more, it also supplies powerful profiles to other NLEs, like FCP, iMovie, Avid, Premiere .etc for Mac users. It has an equivalent Windows version Video Converter for PC users. The guide below will teach you how to convert and import Bandicam videos to After Effects CC, CS6, CS5.

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How to convert Bandicam Recordings to After Effects supported file formats

Step 1: Load source files

Launch the Video Converter on your Mac, and you can either click "Add" button to import Bandicam .avi files, or directly drag and drop the video files into this program.

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Step 2: Select output format

To import Bandicam videos files to After Effects, you can follow Adobe Premiere/ Sony Vegas column and select MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format.

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Step 3: Start Bandicam to AE Conversion

Finally, press the convert button; it will start to transcode Bandicam AVI files to MPEG-2 for After Effects immediately.

After a while, you will get the converted MPEG-2 files which are ready to be imported to AE for further editing without problems.

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