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  • Converting MP4’s

    Posted by Dan Crouch on December 3, 2023 at 12:11 pm


    I am trying to ingest some clips into Media Composer.

    The files I received are MP4’s. I have been converting them in Wondershare converter to MOVS.

    I have tried XVID, AVI and H.264 but when I try and import them nothing happens, I try and ama link them but the CONSOLODATE button is grayed out.

    What is odd, is that I have succesfully ingested 4 of the 6 clips I need, but the the last two I can’t.

    I have free’d up room on the drive for media creation.

    I have also added room on my Mac hard drive.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.


    MC 2023.8.0


    Mac Pro

    3,5 6-core intel

    Grinner Hester replied 1 month, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
  • 3 Replies
  • Christian Jhonson

    December 3, 2023 at 4:03 pm


    Try to convert to avid friendly codecs.

    DnxHd family will work great. MP4 will kill your machine cause it takes many resources.

  • Dan Crouch

    December 3, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks for the reply Christian.

    I have actually solved it, I didn’t have enough space on my hard drive!

    I feel very foolish but I thought I’d better fess up.



  • Grinner Hester

    January 4, 2024 at 6:13 pm

    I think you may have just run out of drive space, otherwise they would all behave the same.

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