A quick tutorial on fixing AVI to Adobe Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10 importing, editing and playing issues.
Some people including you may be confused: Adobe claims Premiere Elements supports AVI, but why I can't import AVI to Premiere Elements? Well, in order for Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10 to import an AVI file, the codec that a particular file uses must be installed on the computer. If you receive an error message or the video does not display correctly, you may need to install the codec used by the file. However, AVI is an container format that can hold various video and audio codecs. It's difficult for you to find and install the codec. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. To get Premiere Elements to work well with AVI files, you can get some help from third-party software to convert AVI to a Premiere Elements more editable format like MPEG-2.
To do the AVI to MPEG-2 task for Premiere Elements, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is a highly-recommended video converting tool after countless tests. It supports creating high quality MPEG-2 files without losing quality and the output video seamlessly fits Premiere Elements. The conversion is easy to handle and only with a few clicks, you can finish the conversion without facing any glitches. If you're running a Windows computer, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter. Below are the step-by-step guide on transcoding AVI to Premiere Elements supported MPEG-2 format for smooth editing.
Steps to convert AVI files to Premiere Elements acceptable format
Step 1: Launch the Video Converter on your Mac, and you can either click "Add" button to import .AVI files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program.
Step 2: Set the output format - Click "Format" drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit AVI videos in Adobe Premiere Elements, then Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the suitable one.
Step 3: Finally, press the Convert button and the program will start to convert AVI files to MPEG-2 which is ready to be imported into Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10 without any problem.