Easy Solutions to After Effects WebM Import and Export Issues

By default, Adobe After Effects does not support the WebM format. You need to convert WebM to After Effects compatible formats before adding 2D/3D animations, visual effects, or motion titles/text to your WebM video using the software. After editing, you also need a plug-in to export WebM from After Effects as a transparent video. The following post will walk you through how to import and export a WebM file without error. Please download the powerful WebM converter to get ready: https://www.videoconverterfactory.com/download/hd-video-converter-pro.exehd-video-converter-pro.exe

Vita Vita | Updated on Nov 14, 2023

Part 1. After Effects Supported Video Formats

Part 2. How to Import WebM to After Effects?

Part 3. How to Convert WebM for After Effects?

Part 4. How to Export WebM from After Effects?

Part 1. After Effects Supported Video Formats

Here is a list of video and animation file formats supported by After Effects according to Adobe:

Import Format:

Panasonic, RED, Sony X-OCN, CRM, MXF, HEVC (H.265), 3GPP, SWF, FLV, F4V, GIF, AVCHD (M2TS), DV, M4V, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, OMF, MOV, AVI, WMV (Windows only), XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX

Export Format:

Apple ProRes codec, DV, OMF, QuickTime MOV, AVI (Windows only)

Resource from https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/kb/supported-file-formats.html

As you can see, there’s no support for After Effects WebM import or export. But before importing a WebM file to the editing software, you can convert it to MPEG-4, MOV, or AVI, which can be accepted by After Effects. All you need is the simple yet powerful WebM converter – WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Get it here:

Convert WebM to After Effects

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Part 2. How to Import WebM to After Effects?

You can use the recommended video converter to convert your WebM files to solve the After Effects WebM import issue. With WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, you can convert WebM to MPEG-4 MP4 or M4V, Windows Media WMV, H.264 M4V, H.265 (HEVC), etc. The software offers a clean user interface and requires no complex operations. With a few simple clicks, you can finish the conversion task. Then you will not meet the WebM After Effects import problem anymore.

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(Guide) How to Convert WebM for Import into After Effects

Step 1. Add WebM Files

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your PC. Click Converter and press Add Files to load your WebM files. This software supports batch conversion. You can drag and drop multiple files into the program.

Import WebM Files

Step 2. Select MOV Format

Go to the Output Format part on the right side of the interface. Then select MOV under the Video tab as the export format. Also, you can choose other After Effects supported video types, like MP4, M4V, MPG, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, SWF, etc.

Tips. FLV, F4V, and SWF are in the “Web” category.

Choose MOV as Output Format

Step 3. Start the Conversion Process

Click the bottom inverted triangle button to specify an output destination. And press Run to start the conversion at once. With full support for GPU acceleration, the process will be completed very soon. Then, you can import the converted video to the software and check whether the WebM After Effects import issue is resolved.

Fix WebM in After Effects Issue

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Part 4. How to Export WebM in After Effects?

As mentioned in Part 1, After Effects only exports files to ProRes, DV, OMF, QuickTime MOV, and AVI (Windows only). To let After Effects export WebM, you need a WebM plug-in for Adobe Media Encoder (a video rendering application bundled with After Effects in the Creative Cloud). Luckily, Fnordware provides a free After Effects WebM plugin, which enables you to export a transparent .webm video from the program. Here is how to:

Step 1. Visit https://www.fnordware.com/WebM/ to install the WebM plug-in for Media Encoder.

Step 2. Open the export panel. Click "Add to Adobe Media Encoder" and select your presets.

Step 3. Choose the video type as ".webm" and click "Include Alpha Channel".

Step 4. Start to export your transparent video.

After Effects WebM Export

Wrap up

That is all I want to share with you about how to make WebM available in After Effects. With a proper format plug-in or a powerful video converter, like WeonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, you will never encounter the After Effects WebM import/export problem.

Finally, I hope this article is helpful to you. Thanks for reading!

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