How to import MP4 into Adobe Premiere CS3? Recently I purchased FlipCam Ultra HD camera and I’ve take some video clips and I want to take them to my editing program. I use Adobe Premiere CS3, but it doesn’t support the file type that the camera exports in. How could I possibly convert MP4 to Adobe Premiere Pro compatible file format?
First of all, let’s have a quick look at file formats supported for import by Adobe Premiere Pro:
• ASF (Netshow, Windows only)
• AVI (DV-AVI, Microsoft AVI Type 1 and Type 2)
• DLX (Sony VDU File Format Importer, Windows only)
• FLM (Filmstrip, Windows only)
• GIF (Animated GIF)
• MOV (QuickTime)
• MP4 (XDCAM EX)
• MPEG, MPE, MPG, M2V (MPEG-1, MPEG-2)
• MXF (Media eXchange Format; Panasonic DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, Sony XDCAM HD.)
• VOB (Video OBject: DVD files without encryption)
• WMV (Windows Media Video, Windows only)
Yup, MP4 is kind of supported by Adobe Premiere Pro. Look closely, you may find that it only supports MP4 which is XDCAM EX format. Generally speaking, XDCAM EX format is used by Sony and JVC cameras. For other MP4 videos (iPhone, iPod, iPad, Flip, etc.), Adobe Premiere Pro might not be able to read them.
To successfully import MP4 on Adobe Premiere Pro, you will need to convert MP4 to a format that Adobe Premiere Pro accepts, say MOV. Remember just rename .mp4 to .mov doesn’t work. What we use is Video Converter which helps you to convert and import MP4 videos to Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5 easily with high quality. The following step-by-step guide shows you how to convert MP4 to Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5 supported MOV as an example.
Step 1 Add MP4 files
Assume you have downloaded this MP4 to Adobe Premiere Converter and installed onto your computer. Now open the program and click on “Add” button to import your MP4 files to the program. (Hopefully you have downloaded your MP4 files onto your hard disc.)
Step 2 Edit MP4 files (Optional)
Video Converter also lets you edit video files if there is any necessary. By clicking on “Edit” button you can crop videos, trim videos, adjust video effects, etc.
Step 3 Select MOV format
As we are converting MP4 to Adobe Premiere friendly MOV formats, here we select MOV as the output file format. Click on “Profile” button and choose MOV from the drop-down list. Of course you can convert MP4 to any other Adobe Premiere supported file types.
Step 4 Convert MP4 files
Now it’s only one click away. If you are sure about your videos, click on “Start” button to begin the MP4 to Adobe Premiere Pro conversion. The process time depends on the length of your source files.
Once you’ve converted MP4 to Adobe Premiere MOV files, click on “Find Target” button to find the converted files. Now launch Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5, click “File” button to import MP4 files into Adobe Premiere for editing. Have fun.
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