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unsupported file type (.mov)

Jan 14, 2012 8:24 AM

Tags: #error #import #ae

I am using Adobe After Effects CS4 (9...)


I am trying to create Andrew Krammer's ,,crumble" effect (

If you skip at 23:44 you will see that he is adding an imported .mov file.


Everytime i try to import a .mov file, i get the following error: After Effects error: Can't import file "": unsupported file type or extension.     ( 0::1 )

I think I have what I need: QuickTime 7.7.1 (it's the latest version I found, right from Apple's website)

(I don't know if this really helps:) When i click File>Export> QuickTime is disabled, not selectable. It says: QuickTime 7.4.1 or later required (even though i have 7.7.1)


I do not really want to convert the .mov into anything else because I saw that the .mov file (from Andrew Krammer's video) don't display the background, only the dust (in my case). Other video types DO display the black background. The files I try to import to AE work (they can be opened with QuickTime, no errors)


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