Solved – Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 Won’t Import .MOV Files

Having issues when importing MOV files to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 for editing? Simply follow this tutorial to find an easy way to fix the problems.

When you add video files like MOV to Adobe Premiere Pro (CC, CS6, CS5), you may come across problems. This could happen because of the different codec in a number of MOV files as Adobe (even the latest Pinnacle Studio 17) might not support all of these codecs. First of all, have a look at the related issues:

Q1: .h264 .mov files importing only audio
Does anyone know how to resolve this, pulling my hair out and had to revert to CS5 to get my work done. No video is loading on .h264 .mov files… It’s like the codec is missing and PPro is just importing the audio track

Q2: Premiere Pro CC will not import .MOV files
Having issues with Premiere Pro CC, I cannot import .MOV files created with my Canon 6D. If I try to import the files, I get a very generic “File format not supported” error msg.

As some guys suggest, you can change the file name from *.MOV to *.MPG and then import the MPGs in Premiere Pro. You may have a try. While, when I tired the way, the files still can’t be imported to Adobe Premiere perfectly. Message says: “File format not supported”. It seems that the re-naming method does not work.

If you’re in such a situation, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Get a MOV converter and transcode .MOV files to MPG, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. For this purpose, this article will show you how to convert MOV to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro in detail.

How to convert MOV for editing in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 Smoothly

Step 1: Download, install and run EaseFab Video Converter for Mac, and then click “Add” button to load the .mov videos.

The program is an easy-to-use MOV converter for you, which can help you change MOV into a different format like MPEG-2, AVI with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Adobe Premiere with smooth editing without any trouble. It will ensure a perfect QuickTime file importing, playing and editing workflow with Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4. If you’re using a PC, simply turn to the Windows version here.

Step 2: Click “Profile” bar and move mouse cursor to “Editing Software” category and select “MPEG-2” as the output format. The setting seamlessly fits Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5 and CS4.

PS: The program has three already optimized the video settings for Adobe Premiere Pro. You can select MOV (Entitled Premiere), WMV or MPEG-2 from “Editing Software” as the output format. MPEG-2 is the the most highly-recommended one.

Step 3: Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MOV to Adobe Premiere Pro will begin immediately.

Tips & Tricks of using the MOV to Premiere Pro Converter:

1. Adjust audio and video settings (optional)

The Mac MOV to Premiere Pro Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding MOV files to MPEG-2. Click “Settings” button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

2. Basic video editing (optional)

This Mac video converter has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, adding effects etc. so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions.

After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import converted MOV files to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5 or CS4 for further editing without any hassle.

Read More:
How to Fix Problems Importing MTS files into Premiere Pro
Tips for Editing VOB files from a DVD with Premiere Pro
How to open and edit MKV files in Premiere Pro CC

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