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How to Convert MP4 files for Editing in Premiere Pro CS6/CS5


    Q1: Import live-streams mp4 into Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 out of sync


    Does anyone know how to import livestreams mp4's into Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 without the audio going out of sync? There has to be a way to directly import livestream's mp4 without the audio going out of sync when played inside premiere.


    Q2: Premiere Pro CS6 importing .mp4 shows “File Import Failure”


    When I import an MP4 clip into Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, I get the following message: "File Import Failure, 151_0010_01.mp4, Error Message, The file has no audio or video streams." I have the latest Quicktime, and I have reinstalled Premiere Pro CS6 a few times already. If anyone knows a fix for this, I would greatly appreciate it.


    Have you ever encountered such dilemma? If you got some MP4 files from digital camera (Sony, Panasonic, GoPro...) or some live stream, you will probably open it 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. Well, is there a fix for all of the issues while importing or playing MP4 files in Premiere Pro?


    Actually, it's not so hard to do the trick. Why we always have trouble editing because Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 still cannot accept all codecs to go natively. You just need to change the H.264 MP4, XDCAM EX MP4 clips to something Adobe Premiere Pro could natively handle, and a mpeg2 codec was usually ideal. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is just what you need to achieve your goal.


    With this powerful video converter program, you can effortlessly transcode MP4 to Premiere friendly movie format like MPEG-2, MOV (Note: it applies to all kinds of Adobe Premiere including Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/ CS4/ CS5/CS6) keeping the original quality. Besides Adobe Premiere, this software can also export Apple ProRes, AIC, DNxHD for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems. If you are Windows users, this Video Converter is the alternative choice. Below is the detailed guide on converting MP4 clips to Premiere Pro friendly videos for smoothly playback and editing.


    Download the MP4 to Premiere Pro Converter:


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    Convert MP4 files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6


    Step 1: Load MP4 files to the program


    Launch the MP4 to Premiere Pro Converter and click "Add File" button to locate the .mp4 file(s) you want to add. Check the “Merge into one file” box, you can join several .mp4 clips together if necessary.


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    Step 2: Choose Premiere Pro preferred format


    Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.


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    Step 3: Adjust the video, audio settings


    Click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. To have a smooth editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, you need create the files with the appropriate resolution and frame rate that matches your source footage.


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    Step 4: Start MP4 to Premiere Pro conversion


    Click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to finish endocing MP4 to MPG, MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 on Mac OS X.


    When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface, then you can transfer the encoded MP4 files to your Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 to play and edit without any problem.


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