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How to Convert and Import VOB to After Effects


When you try to import VOB to After Effects (CS4/CS5/CS6/CC) for editing, you may meet some problems. For example, all VOB files (may be in the Video_TS folder) are greyed out that you can not import them into timeline at all. Or AE just gives an error message to you: "Unsupported format or damaged file". Why users can not get VOB and After Effects to play nicely?

Actually, After Effects currently supports a few video formats, like AVCHD, MOV, AVI, MPG. However, VOB is basically a MPEG-2 video file which is stored in Video_TS folder. Moreover, this kind of video file usually contains one or several audio tracks and subtitle tracks that are multiplexed together into one stream form which is not so easy to be afforded directly on PC or Mac, let alone in NLEs. Then how can we transfer VOB files to After Effects without problems?

To make VOB compatible with After Effects (no matter CS4, CS5, CS6 or CC), you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter Mac to convert VOB to After Effects supported format first. It's a powerful video converter designed for Mac users to convert between diverse video/audio format, such as VOB to MP4, WMV to MOV, AVI to Apple TV, MKV to MP4, etc. It provides optimized video profiles for After Effects. You can convert any videos in any format for AE with a few simple clicks. Besides, this program also supports some video editing functions. With these function, you can crop the frame size, add watermark, load subtitle, merge several videos into one file, etc. Just follow the guideline below, you can convert and import VOB video files to After Effects easily and successfully.

Note: If you are a Windows user, then Brorsoft Video Converter for Windows is right for you which is designed for PC users.

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How to convert and import VOB to After Effects

Step 1: Add VOB files

Run the Video Converter. Directly drag and drop the VOB files 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 VOB to After Effects

When all the settings is done, simply click "Convert" button to start converting the VOB 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 VOB files to After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6/CC for smoothly editing.

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