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09-12-2017, 03:32 AM
How to Fix MP4 and Lightworks Incompatible Issue

Facing problems when importing MP4 file in Lightworks (14) for editing? Fortunately, here is an easy way to fix the issue. Read on to get a quick solution.

Lightworks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightworks) is a professional non-linear editing system (NLE) for editing and mastering digital video in various formats, including 2K and 4K (https://www.mediadimo.com/4k-converters-for-mac.html) resolutions, and television in PAL, NTSC, and high-definition formats. It is officially stated that MP4 is supported by Lightworks. However, due to different video and audio codec, frame rate, resolution, not all MP4 files can't be imported to Lightworks natively. To import MP4 files into Lightworks, you'd better convert MP4 (https://www.mediadimo.com/import-mp4-to-imovie.html) to Lightworks more edit-friendly format first.


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With it, you can effortlessly transcode virtually all 720p/1080p/2k/4k MP4 files to Lightworks editable H.264 (https://www.mediadimo.com/convert-h265-to-h264.html) MP4 video. Besides MP4, you can also convert other unsupported file formats such as AVI (https://www.mediadimo.com/top-avi-player-mac.html), WMV, MKV, FLV (https://www.mediadimo.com/free-flv-player.html), VOB (https://www.mediadimo.com/vob-player.html), MPEG-1, MPEG-2, 3GP, AVCHD, MXF, etc into Lightworks, FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, etc. for post video editing workflow. If you are Windows user, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate (https://www.mediadimo.com/video-converter-ultimate).

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How to convert MP4 to Lightworks

Step 1: Click "Add File" button to load your MP4 videos into it.


Step 2: Select "MOV" from "Format > Video" category as the output format.


Click "Settings" button You can flexibly adjust the output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels according to your own needs. Moreover, the Mac program has some simple edit functions like cropping, trimming, splitting, adding effects/watermarks, making 3D, etc. If necessary, click Edit icon to do some simple editing.


Step 3: After all settings is completed, hit "Start" button to begin the conversion from MP4 to Lightworks conversion process. When the conversion is completed, you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly, and now you will have no problems to import and edit MTS files with Lightworks.

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