Best Way to Import MOV to Premiere Elements

Stuck in the issues when importing MOV to Adobe Premiere Elements? Fortunately, this article will give you the best solution. 


Adobe Premiere Elements is not only easy to use and learn but also sophisticated enough for more advanced users. The point here, you will find it a painful experience to import MOV files to Premiere Elements for movie editing. There is a typical asked questions quoted as below: 

"I have a problem whereby certain Video files do not play in Premiere Elements. The pattern seems to be they are .MOV files. But some files of the same type do play okay? So wondering why some are okay and others not?" 

Actually, Adobe claims that Premiere Elements offer native support for QuickTime .MOV format. However, MOV is just a container, like AVI. There are, literally, zillions of different codecs that it could be. Thus, there are many video, audio codec problems while importing MOV video into Premiere Elements for editing. The best method to avoid those problems and save time is to convert MOV to a more editing-friendly format, such as MPEG-2 (the most compatible video format for Adobe's PE). 

To convert MOV files to Premiere Elements, we need to get some help from third-party software. After countless tests, I highly recommend Brorsoft Video Converter to all of you which can help the users to encode any MOV files to Premiere Elements supported format at super fast speed effectively. What's more, besides Adobe Premiere Elements, it also supplies powerful profiles to other NLEs, like Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas, Premiere Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker .etc. It has an equivalent Mac version Video Converter for Mac for Mac(Sierra, El Capitan included) users. Just get the right version according to your computer's OS and follow the step-by-step guide below to convert MOB videos to Premiere Elements smoothly. 

How to import QuickTime MOV files into Adobe Premiere Elements 

Step 1: Load original MOV files 

Click "Add" button on the main interface to load your MOV files once you set up the professional MOV Converter on your PC. (Drag&Drop function is another way to import the videos.) 


Step 2: Select output format 

Click the format column to choose output format. For Premiere Elements editing, Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is one of the best compatible video formats for you to choose. 


Step 3: Start MOV to Premiere Elements Conversion 

Tap the Conversion button on the main interface to start transcoding MOV to MPG for Premiere Elements. When finished, the output file is ready for being imported to Premiere Elements for editing. All versions are supported, including Premiere Elements 11, 12, 13, etc. 

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