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How to Work with 4K Videos in Adobe Premiere Elements


4K is hot. After recording some 4K video, more than one guys are stuck in the issue: the popular video editor like Adobe Premiere Elements definitely doesn't use the 4K especially 4K 10bit; it crashes and shuts down. This article will give you an easy to solution to import and edit 4K video in Premiere Elements beautifully. If you stick with your 4K stuff in Adobe Premiere Elements, just read on to get the problem solved.

First of all, you’d better update your Premiere Elements to the latest version. Generally, the latest Premiere Elements 2018 can handle 4K video files. In case, due to your old computer or special 4K movie source(DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K), you’re still unable to import and play 4K in Premiere Elements with ease, turn to the workaround below.

As workaround for current 4K project in Premiere Elements, you can rewrap those files into a solid format. What we do is convert 4k into a small MPEG-2 file, which allows you to edit them in Premiere Elements directly. Brorsoft Video Converter comes out in this case.

This professional and easy-to-use 4K video converter enables you to convert 4K footage from any source to Premiere Elements edit-friendly format MPEG-2 with the best quality at fast speed. Besides Premiere Elements, this program also provides the optimal presets for Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Davinci Resolve, PowerDirector, etc to meet your different needs. What's more, with this 4k video converter, you can tweak the video codec, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc freely. For transcoding 4K on Mac OS X, please get Video Converter for Mac. Just download the software to have a smooth workflow.

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Converting 4K video to work in Premiere Elements

Step 1: Add 4K video files

Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the 4K files to the converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.


Step 2: Choose output format

Click "Format" bar and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format for editing 4K in Adobe Premiere Elements with natively supported video codec.


Step 3: Advanced V/A settings

Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. You’re advised to set 1080p as video resolution.

Note: If you want to get original 4K resolution, just keep the video size as original.


Step 4: Start converting 4K footage

Hit the convert button of the best 4K Video Converter. It will start converting 4K for importing to Adobe Premiere Elements immediately.

Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for natively editing in Premiere Elements 2018/15/14/13 perfectly.

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