Can’t Import MP4 file to Premiere Elements – Fixed

Adobe Premiere Elements a video editing app tailored to novice editors and consumers. Adobe claims that Premiere Elements supports MP4 importing, but there are many problems occured when working MP4 files with Premiere Elements:

Q1: Trouble importing mp4 file to Premiere Elements 12
Importing a 964.1 meg mp4 file from DVD using Premiere Elements 12 on a Macbook Air running OS X 10.9.2. Doesn’t appear to import, though a blank thumbnail appears in organizer. When I attempt to open the file, I get a missing codec error message.

Q2: Premiere Elements 10 no sound for MP4 files
How can I get the premiere elements 10 to recognize sound in MP4 files? Shows no sound track and yet there is one.

Actually, this is because MP4 is a container format which can hold various video and audio codecs. Premiere Elements prefer MPEG-4 and H.264 codecs instead of others. To make MP4 compatible with Premiere Elements, the easy option is to convert MP4 to a more editing-friendly format like MPEG-2 for Premiere Elements. This article would show you how to transcode MP4 to Premiere Elements on Mac with a professional and easy-to-use app entitled Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion included). If you’re facing problems editing with Premiere Elements, chances are you already installed this great utility. If not download from here.

The guide below will teach you how to convert and import MP4 to Premiere Elements so you can make engaging movies with MP4, WMV, MOV and other video files. If you’re using a Windows (Windows 8 included) computer, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter.

How to convert MP4 to MPEG-2 codec for Premiere Elements

Step 1: Install and launch Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac and you can import MP4 clips to the program through “Add Video” button or just drag and drop the files to the program. If you like, check the “Merge into one” box to join MP4 clips together.

Step 2: Set output format. Click “Format” drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit MP4 videos in Adobe Premiere Elements, then Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the suitable one.

Tip: The MP4 to Premiere Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding AVCHD 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.

Step 3: Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MP4 to Premiere Elements will begin immediately.

After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import MP4 to Adobe Premiere Elements for further editing without any hassle.

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