How to Import MP4 Files to Adobe Premiere Pro

It is officially stated that MP4 is supported by Adobe Premiere Pro. But the problem with MP4 is, when you plan to import the MP4 files into Premiere Pro (Premiere Pro CC included), you may be able to do this, but may be unable to. So what’s the matter? The reason is that MP4 is a format container with different codecs. If your MP4 files are not compatible with Adobe Premiere, it’s probably caused by the codecs in the MP4 videos. That’s why you will receive the error message “Unsupported format or damaged file.” To fix the problem, the easy workaround is to convert MP4 to a more editing friendly format, such an Adobe Premiere’s MPEG-2.

The article would show you how to change MP4 to Premiere Pro compatible MPEG-2 on Mac step by step with a professional yet easy-to-use [url=]Video Converter for Mac[/url] (Yosemite compatible) from Brorsoft Studio. By running it, there’s no need to set the codec yourself: the Mac program has optimzied presets for Adobe Premiere. After converting, the output videos (MPEG-2 encoded MPG files) will seamlessly fit Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, etc. If you’re using a Windows PC, turn to the [url=]Video Converter for Windows[/url] (Windows 8/8.1/10 compatible), which has the same function as the Mac version. Here’s how to do it.

Converting MP4 files to edit in Premiere Pro

Step 1: Run the MP4 to Premiere Pro converter and click the Add Files button to import the MP4 videos to be converted. The converter supports converting multiple files at a time.

Step 2: Click “Format” bar to choose the output format. Click and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” > “MEPG-2(*.mpg)”. The setting seamlessly fits Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3 and more.

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

Tips & Tricks:

1. Adjust audio and video settings (optional)

The Mac MP4 to Premiere Pro Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding MP4 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 MTS converter enjoys a built-in video editor, so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions. The supported video editing operations are: Trimming, cropping, appending artistic visual effects, adding watermarks and load subtitles to the videos. Just note that this step is skippable if you want to keep the original video effects.

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

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