Which is is the best suited video import format for Natron 2.3.14/Windows?

(Alessandro Portale) #1

Hi there,

I am an new to Natron and really excited. One thing that turned out as a problem right in the beginning were glitches (in the read node?) while writing/exporting the video. When writing my my project (split screen of 4 input videos) I always get corrupted or frozen frames. I first tried with mp4/h264 from my Canon camera: mpeg block corruption artifacts in the result, In my second attemt, mkv/huffyuv skipped several random frames in two of the four videos,

My question is: What is is the ideal video format (container and video/audio codecs) for Natron?


(Siddhant Rane) #2

Some codecs dont work well with natron…
Best practice would be to convert the footage into a high quality image sequence and then import the sequence into natron.

(Siddhant Rane) #3

Check the “common workarounds” section of this post.


The best format in case of the Widows is the .wmv and .mp4
If you are using any hp laptop with the Windows operating system then you can get some tips from hp customer support