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MP4 import to Premiere Elements-H.264/MPEG-4 files edit in Adobe Elements 10/11/12/13

December 30, 2014

From this article you will learn the best way to import all kinds of MP4 video files to Adobe Premiere Elements 12/13 and then edit with natively supported formats.

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As we know, MP4 is widely used for saving media datum. And it can be found in lots of places, such as camcorder(GoPro/Sony or other camcorders), websites(YouTube/Fox or other Video websites). It is a common video format for users to share. However, guys always meet problems while importing MP4 videos to Adobe Premiere Elements: no sound track, missing codec error message... This article aims to outline a simple solution to bringing MP4 into Premiere Elements without any hassle.

Does Premiere Elements accept MP4 videos? According to the Adobe official website, it does support MP4 format. However, as a container format, MP4 could contain different video audio codecs. When you got a pile of MP4 files from different source, there’s no luck Premiere Elements can support all of your MP4 media. A basic fix is to make sure you have QuickTime installed on your computer with Premiere Elements.

Afterwards, if you’re still unable to locate your MP4 files into Premiere Elements, then you need to find another way to perform the task. As we all know, Premiere Element always ingest MPEG-2 perfectly, then transocoding MP4 files to MPEG-2 is an easy way to edit MP4 videos in Premiere Elements.

To fulfill your task, you can just get Brorsoft’s Video Converter for Mac, a powerful video converter, editor and player for Mac owners. This all-in-one and easy-to-use toolkit not only can encode MP4 to Premiere Elements edit-friendly format for easy access, it can also convert all other popular video formats like AVI, MXF, Canon/Nikon DLSR MOV, WMV, MKV, FLV, MVI, M2TS, VOB, etc. to Premiere Elements, Premiere Pro, iMovie, FCP, Avid MC natively supported video formats on Mac OS X (Yosemite, Mavericks included) with fast encoding speed. See how below about converting MP4 files to Adobe Premiere Elements format.

How to edit MP4 videos in Premiere Elements with natively supported codec

Step 1: Load MP4 video files to the program by clicking “Add” button, or drag the MP4 videos to the software directly.



Step 2. Click "Format" menu to follow and set "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" -> MPG, MOV or WMV as output format.



Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings for Premiere Elements. In case, you got some 4K MP4 videos to Premiere Elements, you’d better downscale 4K video to 1080p for easier editing. Of course, if you wanan keep the 4K resolution, this video app supports keeping the original 4K.

Step 3: Click the Arrow icon under the preview window, and the MP4 to Premiere Elements Converter will start encoding MP4 to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Elements.

After the conversion finished, you can freely import your transcoded MP4 files into Premiere Elements 10/11/12/13 for editing.

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