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  • Video Only Showing a Solid Color on Import – Tried Transcoding

     Walter Soyka updated 1 month ago 6 Members · 7 Posts
  • David Bitterman

    May 12, 2021 at 3:47 pm


    I have a .mov file that I’m bringing into AE, and upon import it just shows a solid green box. The preview tile shows that there is audio, however I do not hear it. The issue is no video frames, just a solid color. I went into media encoder and bounced it out as an MP4 and am still getting the same issue. Please help!

  • Kevin Reiner

    May 12, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    I fear you have a corrupt file. Do you have access to a more original source file. Hopefully still on camera. How long is the clip supposed to be and how big is the data?

  • Chris Voelz

    May 12, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Try changing the “Video Rendering and Effects” from Cuda to OpenCL to Software and see if making that change helps. I had a similar issue in Media Encoder once, might help here too.

  • Eric Santiago

    May 12, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    And always check another viewing option.

    PPr, VLC, AME, QT, WMP, etc…

  • Kevin Camp

    May 12, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    And if you do transcode, don’t transcode with another Adobe app. I’ve found when AE has issues with a file, AME often does too.

  • Eric Santiago

    May 13, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    This is where the free version of Resolve helps.

    For some, it’s required.

    I have four NLEs on most of my systems and boy you can sure waste a lot of time tinkering with bad codecs 😛

  • Walter Soyka

    May 14, 2021 at 1:50 am

    I’ve been using Shuttle Encoder a bit lately — it’s a great frontend for the open-source ffmpeg tool:

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