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Importing MP4 to Adobe Premiere Elements for Editing


Working some media files in NLEs, you may encounter many importing or editing issues. For example, "When I try to drag MP4 into Adobe Premiere Elements only the audio is visible". You may also meet the similar trouble while editing MP4 files in Adobe Premiere Elements. This article will outline the best method to help you fix the issue. Learn how to.

Actually, we can access many types MP4 files, including YouTube MP4 videos, iTunes MP4 videos, GoPro MP4 videos, etc. In order to get better videos or more wonderful video files, we would like to edit these MPEG-4 in Adobe Premiere. Well, Adobe Premiere Elements might not work with some MP4 files due to the codec issue(There are thousands of possible codecs for MP4s, only a few of which are supported in Premiere Elements.). To get rid of the trouble, we've tried some ways like updating QuickTime, changing file extensions, etc, but none worked.

After multiple testing, the only possible way we figured out is to convert MP4 to Premiere Elements edit-friendly format before editing the files. For those who don't wanna spend time and effort to find a proper video converter that works for you, just download and use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is able to resolve your trouble effortlessly. This video app can help you change MP4 into a different format (e.g. .mov, .wmv, .mpg) with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Premiere Elements with smooth editing without any trouble. If you are Windows users, please get the Video Converter.

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How to rewrap and transcode .mp4 for Adobe Premiere Elements

1. Load MP4 Files to the Program

Run the MP4 file converter and you can import MP4 clips to the program through "Add Video" button or just drag and drop the files to the program. If you like, check the "Merge into one" box to join MP4 clips together.


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, MOV or WMV format.


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 Premiere Elements Conversion

Click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner, this Mac video converter will start to convert MP4 to MPEG-2/MOV for Adobe Premiere Elements 10/11/12/13.

Once the conversion done, you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, just to import and edit MP4 files with Adobe Premiere Elements at ease.

Additional Tips:

This MP4 to Adobe Premiere Elements Converter not only can help you encode .mp4 to Adobe Elements, but also enables anyone with MP4 as well as AVI, MKV, VOB, FLV... files to use in any non-linear editor including Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer and more as long as transcode MP4 to a recognizable format.

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