Transcode that video! It's probably in some off-the-wall codec that AE doesn't like. Use Adobe Media Encoder to do the job, and couble-check the frame rate of the original footage while you're at it. I've been making quicktime movies in the Photo JPEG codec recently when I transcode.
Okay I have only used the media encoder in the past to render out my movies so they we suitable for youtube using the "1080p Youtube" preset in the encoder. So I am not to sure which pre-set or settings you want me to pick for this movie when I encode it. Also it says the codec it's currently in is H.264, AAC which I thought was also the codec the Media Encoder used when making movies suitable for youtube, so shouldn't it be fine inside AE?
You do not want to use QuickTime H.264 because Apple no longer supports it and it's buggy as can be.
The YouTube HD preset for H.264 works just fine for just about everything and will give you an MP4 that will play on just about anything.
Oh I see. So should I take my original iphone video recording and run it through the Adobe Media Encoder YouTube HD preset FIRST, and then drag that video into my After Effects project to edit and work on?
Sure, do just that if you're all about losing image quality going into and out of AE.
If you're not, explore how AME works and make a QT in Photo JPEG for use in AE.
I'm in Media Encoder right now looking through the presets and also clicking into the settings details. But I am not sure exactly what you mean or how to achieve making a "QT in Photo JPEG for use in AE"...could you explain?
I am not sure exactly what you mean or how to achieve making a "QT in Photo JPEG for use in AE"...could you explain?
You can render a file into many formats and codecs.
QuickTime is one format you could render to. Photo-JPEG is a codec that you can use inside the QuickTime format.
It's a very good choice for a digital intermediate between software.
So, set your format to QuickTime and choose the Photo-JPEG codec. Then you should be able to use the resulting file in AE.