Import and Edit MKV files in Premiere Pro CC/CS6

To import and edit MKV files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6 smoothly, the easiest workaround is to transcode MKV to Premiere Pro compatible video files. Here is the simple how-to.


Does Adobe Premiere Pro support MKV files? Many people are facing problems when they try to import MKV files into Premiere Pro (includiing the latest Premiere Pro CC), for instance, nothing shows up on the screen, or there is only image or you only get sound in Premiere Pro. And there are frequently asked questions quoted as below:

“How is it possible to ingest and edit .MKV wrapped h264 video into Premiere Pro CC 2014?”

“Is there any way to get Adobe Premiere to support MKV files or it simply just doesn’t support it?”

In fact, according to Adobe, Premiere Pro only accepts AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPE, MPG, WMV, files. And you can easily find MKV is not there. To ingest and edit MKV files in Premiere Pro, you may have to transcode MVK to a more editing-friendly format, such as MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro. Along with some help from third-party programs like EaseFab Video Converter for Mac, you can easily achieve this goal smoothly.

This MKV to Premire converter can effortlessly encode/re-encode MKV to Premiere Pro supported video codecs with optimized settings while keeping the video quality. In addition, it can convert all other popular video formats like MP4, MOV, WMV, MXF, FLV, ASF, M2TS, VOB, etc. to Premiere Pro compatible video formats. By running it, there’s no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimized presets for Adobe Premiere (Premiere CC included). For windows users, please turn to Video Converter for Windows.

How to convert and import MKV files to Premiere Pro CC/CS6

Step 1. Import MKV files to the Video Converter for Mac

Drag and drop MKV videos to the application. Or you can click “Add Video” button to load source files. The app supports batch conversion, so you can add more than one file at one time.


Step 2. Choose the output format

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. All output videos will keep the original quality of AVI video and seamlessly fit Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS4, CS4 and more. Here we recommend you choose MPEG-2.


Tips: The default setting works well. Of course, if you want to customize video and audio encoding settings, just click the “Settings” button to customize these settings. You can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.

Step 3. Start MKV to Premiere Pro conversion

Once you press the “Convert” button, the Video Converter for Mac begins to work for you. Just a few minutes later, it is done.

When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. Launch Premiere Pro on your PC, choose “File > Import to import converted MKV files in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC for further editing.

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