How to Open .MKV files in Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is a popular timeline-based video editing software application which can be used on both Mac OS and Windows. The latest version is Premiere CC. It supports a wide variety of video and audio file formats and codecs, but Adobe Premiere Pro (Premiere Pro CC included) can’t read MKV files. That’s why you can always see questions like “I wan’t able to import MKV files to Premiere Pro…” come up from time to time. So what’s the available way to use an MKV file in Premiere Pro smoothly?

If you have check-out or read other related articles, forums or frequently asked questions’ site; you might end up with the same conclusion that I have. The answer or solution is to convert your MKV files to a more editing-friendly format, such a Premiere’s MPEG-2.

The article would show you how to change MKV to Adobe Premiere editing-friendly format step by step with a professional Video Converter for Mac from Brorsoft, by running it, there’s no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimized presets for Adobe Premiere (Premiere CC included). You can convert any video file to Adobe Premiere compatible format without quality loss. For windows uer, please get Video Converter for Windows .

Guide: How to convert and import MKV files to Adobe Premiere

Step 1: After downloading, install and run this MKV to Premiere 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: Click “Format” bar and move mouse cursor to “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” and then select “MEPG-2(*.mpg)”. The setting seamlessly fits Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4 and more.

Step 3: Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MKV to Adobe Premiere Pro 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 Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing without any hassle.

Tips & Tricks:

1. Adjust audio and video settings (optional)

The Mac mMKV to Premiere Pro Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding mkv files to MPEG-2. Click “Settings” button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

2. Basic video editing (optional)

This Mac video converter has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, adding effects etc. so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions.

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