How to Import and Edit MKV in Lightworks

I just downloaded Lightworks with the hope of making some anime music videos, but I’m having trouble getting it to use my source videos. The anime in question are encoded in MKV files. From some guys’ shared tutorial, I have worked out two possible methods to edit MKV in Lightworks without hassle.

Solution 1. Use Handbrake

I’m trying to use Handbrake to turn them into an M4V or MP4 that I can use in Lightworks. I’ve tried taking them from 720P down to 480P resolution, but either way the result is the same: when I play them in Lightworks in an edit window I get sound, but the picture doesn’t move at all. And when I try to scrub back and forth, then Lightworks freezes up and I get a “Lightworks stops responding” window.

So, I need to find an available workaround.

Solution 2. Use Brorsoft Video Converter

Searching further, I know that Apple ProRes is the most compatible format for Lightworks. Here we can apply Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to achieve the goal.

By running it, there’s no need to set the codec yourself: you can directly choose Apple ProRes .mov for editing in Lightworks without quality loss. For windows users, please get Video Converter, which enables you to convert MKV to ProRes on Windows PC.

How to convert and import MKV files to Lightworks

Step 1: After downloading, install and run this MKV to Lightworks converter. And then click he “Add Files” button to navigate your folder and then select the MKV files you want to convert. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)

Step 2: Press “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”. The setting seamlessly fits Lightworks.

Step 3: Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MKV to Lightworks will begin immediately.

After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import converted MKV files to Lightworks for further editing without any hassle.

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