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Convert MOV Files for Editing in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4

Not all MOV files can be imported to Premiere Pro for further editing. The easiest solution is to convert MOV to Premiere Pro editable format. Here is a quick tutorial to achieve your goal smoothly.

Convert MOV Files for Editing in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4
Generally speaking, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, CS6, CC offer native support for MOV format. But you’ll be disappointed- Premiere Pro won’t import MOV files correctly sometimes. What’s the matter? Well, this is a common issue encountered by many Adobe PP users. This problem occurs because MOV is a container format which can contain data encoded using various compression and encoding schemes. If your MOV files are not accepted by Adobe Premiere Pro, it's probably because of the video or audio codec incompatibility.

Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. The easy workaround is to transcode MOV to Adobe Premiere preferred MPEG-2 or WMV files and then transfer the converted MOV files to Premiere Pro for editing. What you need is a just a common video converter like Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. 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 including MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, MP4, FLV, XAVC, DivX, H.264, H.265, etc to Adobe Premiere compatible format without loosing quality. For windows user, please get Video Converter.

Guide: How to convert and import MOV files to Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 1. Add source videos

After downloading, install and run this MOV Converter for Premiere Pro, just copy the MOV files from your camera to your hard drive. Import the files to the software for converting.

Step 2. Choose target format

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 and CS4.

Step 3. Start MOV to Premiere conversion

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

More Features of the top MOV to Premiere Pro converter:

a. Adjust audio and video settings (optional)

The Mac MOV to Premiere Pro Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding MOV 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.

b. 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.

Editor's Note: To find all-round solutions and workflows to play, edit, convert and share MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, MPG, TiVo, VOB, etc videos in Windows/Mac, please refer to Video and Audio Tips column.

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