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What if Adobe Premiere Pro (CC) Won't Open or Import FLV files


As FLV is still a very popular video format, there are many cases that you want to import FLV to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing and re-composition. While, Adobe Premiere Pro doesn't accept FLV format like many video editing software packages. An easy option to get around this limitation is to convert FLV files to Adobe Premiere supported file formats, such as MOV or MPG. The guide below will introduces an easy way to convert and open FLV videos in Adobe Premiere Pro (including Premiere CC7) without any troubles.

Actually, there are many conversion utilities can help your finish your task. Among them, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to help you to transcode FLV to Adobe Premiere Pro editable format while keeping the original video quality. Besides, this video converter also supports converting FLV to ProRes, DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec for FCP, Avid MC, FCE, iMovie, etc.

Note: If you are using Windows and want to convert FLV to MPG for using in Premiere Pro, you can refer to Video Converter.

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How to Convert and Import FLV to Adobe Premiere Pro

STEP 1. Add FLV files

Install and run the Video Converter, then you can directly drag and drop your FLV files into the software, or click the Add button which enables you to add files stored on your PC or files from your hard drive.


STEP 2. Select Premiere friendly 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.


Tips: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click "Settings" icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

STEP 3. Start the FLV to Adobe Premiere Pro conversion

After all the above settings, click the big Convert button to begin converting your FLV video to MPG for editing in Premiere Pro. The progress bar will show you how much of the encoding is completed. When the conversion finishes, click Open to get the located videos.

STEP 4. Import FLV to Adobe Premiere system

Launch Premiere Pro on your Mac, choose "File > Import to import converted FLV files in Adobe Premiere Pro(CS5/CS6/CC7) for further editing. After successfully imported, the flash video can now be edited alongside other video files in the timeline.

Related Guides:
How to Convert and Import FLV to iMovie
How to Convert and Import FLV to Final Cut Pro
How to Convert FLV to MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, M4V

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