MP4 Tips and Tricks

Get Adobe Premiere Pro work with MP4 files

October 5 2015 , Written by Bonnie Published on #mp4 to premiere pro, #best mp4 video converter

Normally, we would like to adopt Premiere Pro to edit MP4 videos in order to get better videos or more wonderful video files. Well, Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 might not work with some MP4 files sometimes due to the codec issue or other reasons. In that case, you might try to find a way to re-encode MP4 to Adobe Premiere Pro compatible format like MPEG-2. This article here shows the MP4 to Premiere Pro conversion in details.

If you got some MP4 files from digital camera (Sony, Panasonic, GoPro...) or some live stream, you will probably open them with Adobe Premiere Pro to create some fantastic shows to share with your friends or family. But then an error appears: file import failure, audio going out of sync, or maybe it just plays audio with no video rolling at all.

In fact, Adobe Premiere did announce to import MP4, while it only imports two kinds of MP4: the one is Sony and JVC introduced XDCam-EX movie (.mp4), the other one is Apple created MPEG-4 (.m4v). That is to say, Premiere only accept MP4 recorded from Sony camcorder, JVC camcorder or Apple's iPhone, iPad. It will end in fail if you try to ingest other MP4 file to Premiere Pro.

If you don't want to spend time and effort to understand these complicated codecs and download them for video editing in Adobe PPro, the effective solution is to transcode MP4 to the codec that compatible well with Adobe Premiere Pro at first. This tutorial will teach you how to re-encode MP4 to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 for editing without problem.

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Here Pavtube Video Converter is just what you need to achieve your goal. By running it, there's no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimzied presets for Adobe Premiere. After re-encoding, the output videos (MPEG-2 encoded MPG files) will seamlessly fit Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, etc. Plus, it provides customers with several simple editing functions, including cropping, trimming, deinterlacing, watermarking, adding special effects, inserting subtitles, and audio replacing, which help you do a fast and necessary editing on your footage before open them in Premiere Pro.

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How to Get Adobe Premiere Pro work with all MP4 files?

Step 1. Run the MP4 to Premiere Pro Converter, and click "Add video" to add your MP4 footage into this program. The converter supports converting multiple files at a time.

Step 2. Click on "Format" bar and select output format from drop-down list. Here I suggest you to choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > "MEPG-2(*.mpg)". The setting seamlessly fits Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3 and more.  


Step 3. Click on the "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to start conversion from MP4 to Adobe Premiere Pro. By ticking off the checkbox before "Merge into one file" option, you can combine all the checked videos into one file.

Tips & Tricks:

1. Adjust audio and video settings (optional)

The 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 MP4 Video 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. Click "Edit selected task" to active the built-in editor. Just note that this step is skippable if you want to keep the original video effects.

When conversion is completed, you can click "Open" to get the encoded Premiere Pro friendly MPEG-2 files from its default output folder to import to your Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 for editing without any problem. It could have been so easy, right? Cheers.

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