Summary: Failed to import MP4 files to Adobe Premiere Pro for smooth editing? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let's find it out here.
In this article, you will learn the best way to import and edit .MP4 files in Adobe Premiere Pro without rendering on Mac. Just follow it.
Generally, we would like to use video editing programs like Adobe Premiere Pro to edit MP4 videos, including YouTube MP4 videos, iTunes MP4 videos, Sony XDCAM EX MP4 Camcorder videos, etc. in order to get better videos or more wonderful video files. Well, Adobe Premiere Pro might not work with some MP4 files sometimes due to the codec issue or other reasons. In this case, to smoothly edit MP4 in Premiere Pro, the easy workaround is to convert MP4 to MPEG-2 which is the best codecs with best results when working with Adobe Premiere Pro. For this purpose, this article will guide through how to rewrap and transcode 1080p/720p .mp4 to .mpg in details.
The quick and effective workaround I’ve worked out is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app Brorosft Video Converter for Mac which can be used as a Mac MP4 to Premiere Pro Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9). With it, you can effortlessly transcode 720p/1080p MP4 files to MPEG-2 video for Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6, and it works well and converts flawlessly. Meanwhile, the Mac Video Conversion tool can create files compatible with various non-linear editing systems like Avid, FCE, FCP, iMovie, and Adobe Premiere Elements, etc. For encoding MP4 to Premiere Pro friendly video on Windows, try Video Converter. Below is how.
How to convert and import MP4 into Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac?
1: Load MP4 files to the Program
You can directly drag and drop the MP4 files to the software, or click "Add" or "Add From Folder" to locate the MP4 files into the MP4 converter for Mac.
Tip: Check the "Merge into one" box, you can join several MP4 clips together.
2: Choose output profile
Select “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro.
Tips: You can click “settings” button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.
3: Start MP4 to Adobe Premiere Pro conversion
Click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner, this Mac video converter will start to convert MP4 to .MPG for Premiere Pro! Once the conversion completes, you are free to use MP4 files in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC7!
1. Before the conversion, you can edit the MP4 videos. By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert.
2. If you want to edit .mp4 in iMovie, you just need to choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step. For converting MP4 to Final Cut Pro, you need to choose "Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the best codec.
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