MOV to Adobe Premiere- Edit MOV video in Premiere Pro CS5/CS6

Published on by Chris King

Having the trouble importing 4K, 1080p MOV videos to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5 for smooth editing? Look no further, find the best solution here!

MOV to Adobe Premiere- Edit MOV video in Premiere Pro CS5/CS6

MOV is a popular format with Nikon, Canon DSLR cameras. Although it claims that Adobe Premiere supports MOV format and allows native editing, problems still occurred when users importing MOV to Premiere Pro CS6/CS5 for further editing. An error appears: file import failure, audio going out of sync, or maybe it just plays audio with no video rolling at all. So, is there a fix for all of the issues while playing, editing MOV files in Adobe Premiere Pro?

Actually, it's not so hard to do the trick. Why we always have trouble editing because Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 still cannot accept all codecs contained in a MOV file to go natively. You just need to change the MOV clips to something Adobe Premiere Pro could natively handle, and a mpeg2 codec was usually ideal. And Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac 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. 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. If you are Windows users, this  Video Converter is the alternative choice. Below is the detailed guide on converting MOV to Premiere Pro CS6/CS5 friendly videos for smoothly playback and editing.

Tutorial: Convert MOV files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6

Step 1: Load MOV files to the program > Launch the MOV to Premiere Pro Converter and click "Add File" button to locate the .mov file(s) you want to add. Check the "Merge into one file" box, you can join several .mp4 clips together if necessary.

Step 2: Choose Premiere preferred format > Click "Format" pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro.

Step 3: Adjust the video, audio settings > Click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. To have a smooth editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, you need create the files with the appropriate resolution and frame rate that matches your source footage.

Step 4: Start MOV to Premiere Pro conversion > Click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to finish endocing MOV to MPG for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 on Mac OS X.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface, then you can transfer the converted MOV files to your Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 to play and edit without any problem.

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Comment on this post

Edward 12/01/2014 12:56

Days ago when I import MOV to Premiere CS6, it only imports audio. When I go through this page, it gives hints. I changed my MOV to other format MPEG-2 and then import to Premiere. It ingest the file beautifully. :)

Micyal 12/01/2014 12:25

Nice article. And thank you for sharing. I can edit my MOV videos in Premiere now without any problem. My clients will receive some great edited movies from me. Huh, great!