Read this article and you will learn the best and easiest way editing MP4 files in Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 by transcoding mp4 to Premiere Pro compatible videos.
MP4 files are compressed using h.264 codec which is a final delivery codec not use for editing, while Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 lets you edit faster with true native format support. Therefore you may have problems when importing MP4 footage into Premiere Pro. For smoothly editing .MP4 files in Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6, you first need to convert MP4 to a more editing-friendly format with Premiere Pro, such MPEG-2/WMV.
To get the work done, a third-party software is needed. Here HD Video Converter for Mac and Pavtube HD Video Converter is highly recommended. They are professional and powerful high-quality Windows/Mac video converter and editor. With it, you can effortlessly transcode 720p/1080p MP4 files to MPEG-2/WMV format for Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 editing. Just download it and follow the tutorials.
Guide: Transcoding MP4 to Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 for editing and importing
Step 1: Add mp4 footage from MP4 file folder to MP4 Converter for Premiere Pro. You can directly drag and drop .mp4 video files to this software.
Step 2: Choose Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 best editing codec.
Select to rewrap your mp4 files to" Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2 (*.mpg) or WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)." which work fine with Premiere Pro.
Step 3: Hit "Convert" button to carry out the MP4 to Premiere Conversion process.
When the conversion ends, you can run the Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 and click File --> Import --> Files to import the resulted files in Premiere Pro.
From the steps above, I think you got the point to convert MP4 files to MPEG-2/WMV for Premiere Pro editing, please have a try, this software will solve you MP4 files conversion and editing problems, and then you can easily import and use your MP4 files in Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 without any problems.
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