Load MOV Files to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 for Editing

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If you have check-out or read other related articles, forums or frequently asked questions’ site; you might end up with the same conclusion as below. If so, follow the simple tutorial here, guaranteed to fix the MOV to Adobe Premiere issues.

Situation A: Did you get an error message that your mov file(QuickTime) to Adobe Premiere failed? And want to load your MOV files onto Adobe Premiere for freely editing.

Situation B: After you have recorded some 1080p files with Nikon D810, you will find that these videos are in H.264 codec MOV format, which is great for playback on Mac, but as we know the H.264 codec is not good for premiere pro CC/CS6/CS5 editing?

Situation C: Premiere CS6 won’t import nanoflash .mov? I’m recording .mov files using a nanoFlash recorder, but Premiere CS6 won’t import the files, complaining that “Codec missing or unavailable.” What should I do to correct this? Thanks.

In fact, if using Adobe Premiere Pro (version CS5, CS6, CC7) for your editing work, the best choice is to set the MOV format to MPG format. Premiere doesn’t supports MOV files. If you have to work MOV in Premiere Pro, based on our experience, there are two solutions:

Solution 1: Try downloading QuickTime if not already installed. I installed the QuickTime and also re-installed PP CC & restarted, but NOT work. It still gave me an error.

Solution 2: There are more than one guys online recommend to convert MOV to Premiere Pro CC more edit-friendly video like MPEG-2. The basic reason is that Adobe Premiere Pro might not work with some MOV files sometimes due to the codec issue.

Editor Notes: “I’ve tried it and found a third party tool is really an easy and effective way. So I will share the step-by-step guide on converting MOV to Adobe Premiere CC/CS6/CS5 supported video formats in the following paragraphs to help those who are in the trouble out. “

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Actually, it’s not so hard to do the trick. Why we always have trouble editing because Premiere Pro still cannot accept all codecs contained in a MOV file to go natively. From Adobe Premiere Pro supported file formats list, we can find Premiere supports MOV, but apparently video, audio problems still exist while importing and editing MOV movie files. The basic reason is that MOV container files can contain data encoded using various compression and encoding schemes. Premiere Pro can import the MOV container files, but the ability to import the data that they contain is dependent on the codecs (specifically, decoders) installed. You just need to change the MOV clips to something Premiere Pro could natively handle, and a MPEG-2 codec was usually ideal. And Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (Windows version) is just what you need to achieve your goal.

With this powerful video converter program, you can effortlessly transcode MOV to Premiere friendly movie format like MPEG-2 (Note: it applies to all kinds of Adobe Premiere including Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC) keeping the original quality. Meanwhile, it supports batch conversion. Besides Adobe Premiere, this software can also export Apple ProRes, AIC, DNxHD for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems. Below is the detailed guide on converting MOV to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 friendly videos for smoothly playback and editing.

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Tutorial: Batch Convert MOV files to Premiere Pro for editing

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your MOV files. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button. 

Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas”. Choose “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format. 

Step 3: It’s optional to edit video files before converting. If you want to do some edit work, just hit the clip first, and then click “Edit selected task” button. As it’s shown to us, the edit function is sufficient for you to make your videos wonderful. 

Step 4: When everything is done, you can click “Convert” button on the bottom of the screen to start MOV to MPEG-2 MPG conversion process. This program supports batch conversion. Just choose the file you want to convert and ensure their output format are the same can you do it successfully. The amount of time it takes will vary based on your system’s hardware and the quality settings you selected.

Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the generated video files. Now, you can edit MOV files in Premiere Pro freely.

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