I primarily use Premiere and After Effects to edit video, but I’m running into an issue regarding file type. Premiere and AE don’t recognize mkv files, so I’m trying to convert my mkv file to mp4 using Handbrake. The thing is, it is a pretty large video file, and trying to do a lossless conversion is going to take several hours. I’m just curious what other methods people use, because I’m just worried my method is really inefficient.
If you do use Handbrake, I’d love to know what settings you use. This is rather new to me and I’m just worried I’m not going about this process the right way.
Also, if you are an After Effects user, if you’re editing a particular shot that is part of a larger video clip, would you export the individual clip first, or throw the entire video file into your After Effects project. It seems like working with an individual clip or two would be easier on the program, but perhaps it is an extra unnecessary step.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide!