Although it is officially stated that MOV is supported by HitFilm, when you tried to do some editing the MOV videos with HitFilm 3/4, you’re prompted an error message on your screen saying that the video files is unsupported:
"I recently downloaded hitfilm 3 express and i am unable to import .MOV files to use. I'm not even sure why the videos are in .MOV format because just last week when I exported videos from my camera they were .MP4 files. How can I convert the files to .MP4 without changing the quality? Better yet, how can i make it so the files are automatically in .MP4 files?"
"I'm having trouble with importing .MOV file into HitFilm 4 Express in a window 7 pc. Every time I try to import a .MOV file, it will ask me to install QuickTime, which I did not install the software because I found out that it is for mac, maybe? so is there any other solution?"
Then how to get Fitfilm working perfectly with mov footage? Talking about video editing, the tech support at HitFilm has assured that the best video codec to use for editing with HitFilm is MPEG-2 and also for the video format to be .mov (which mean don't use capital letter). So the easy workaround is to convert MOV to MPEG-2, AVI, etc for HitFilm. Below we will present how to transcode MOV to supported video for HitFilm in detail.
The following formats are also supported by HitFilm:
Video: Quicktime, AVCHD, AVI, M2T, M2TS, MOV, MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC), MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 (TS, PS, MPE, MPG, MPEG, M2V), MTS, MXF (DVCPro HD), DV, HDV, WMV
To fulfill your task, you can adopt Pavtube Video Converter 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 Pavtube Video Converter for Mac.
Free download the video converter:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/video_converter/
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How to Convert MOV to MPEG-2 for HitFilm 3/4?
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: Then just click the "Format" drop-down list and select AVI as the output format from "Common Video" or "HD Video". You can also define the encoder on the gear-like "Settings" option, as shown in the image.
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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