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How to Prepare iPhone Video for Editing in Premiere Pro


When you record video from iPhone camera it automatically record video in .MOV format. Although Adobe claims that Premiere Pro CS5 and above (Premiere CS6, CC) offer native support for MOV format, sometimes you will still find it a painful experience to import iPhone videos to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing: file format not supported, importing audio only, long time rendering... This article will give you a quick fix.

As far as we know, the iPhone (including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, etc.) records in MOV files compressed with H.264 codec. The H.264 codec is a final delivery codec; it is not one you want to use for editing in Premiere Pro. On this occasion, you need to transcode iPhone videos to Adobe Premiere preferred MPEG-2 or WMV files and then transfer the converted MOV files to Premiere Pro for editing.

To fulfill your task, you can just get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a powerful video converter, editor and player. It offers an optimized preset for Adobe Premiere for easy access. Besides transcoding iPhone .mov video to Premiere supported videos with optimized settings while keeping the video quality, the all-in-one and easy-to-use toolkit can convert all other popular video formats like AVI, MXF, MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, MTS, VOB, etc. to Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCP natively supported video formats on Mac OS X (Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion included) with fast encoding speed. For Windows users, please get help from Brorsoft Video Converter. Download the program and learn how to convert iPhone files to Adobe Premiere Pro format.

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How to import iPhone video to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4

Step 1: Load iPhone video files to the converting program by clicking "Add" button, or drag the videos to the software directly. If you like, check the "Merge into one" box to join MOV clips together.


Step 2: Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" to set MPG or WMV format.


Tip: 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: Click the Arrow icon under the preview window, and the program will start converting iPhone video .MOV to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro.

After the conversion finished, you can freely import your transcoded iPhone videos into Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4 for editing.

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