Import Canon T6i footage into Adobe Premiere CC/CS6/CS5/CS4

Published on by Chris King

With this guide, you can smoothly import and edit Canon Rebel T6i footage in Adobe Premiere Pro by transcoding Canon T6i .MP4 to Premiere Pro compatible MPEG-2 files. 

Import Canon T6i footage into Adobe Premiere CC/CS6/CS5/CS4
I’ve got a ton of Canon T6i footage and I'm trying to import the Canon T6i footage into Adobe Premiere Pro. But the result let me down- Adobe Premiere won’t work the MP4 clips from Canon T6i. I feel like there's a workaround that I'm not seeing. So I have scoured the internet, tried everything I could find, and have had a decent solution yet.

According to the tech support online, I know Canon T6i records MP4 videos, but it seems Adobe Premiere Pro (including the recent Premiere CC) does not like the way. The file type is a compressed output format, but not ideal for editing in NLE system. To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode T6i MP4 files to Premiere Pro natively supported formats (MPG/WMV/MOV are highly recommended).

To complete the task, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is recommended, which is a powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor. If you are editing with Adobe Premiere, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it from here.

Overall, the program is the best Video Converter for Canon T6i footage. With it, you can effortlessly transcode Canon T6i MP4 to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create an Adobe Premiere friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere Element, ProRes for Final Cut Pro, AIC MOV for iMovie and more NLE systems for native editing. For Windows users, Video Converter is the alternative choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to make your Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 ingest MP4 videos from T6i beautifully.

How to Convert Canon Rebel T6i MP4 for Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 1: Load Canon T6i video files

Install and launch the Canon T6i MP4 converter and load source MP4 video(s) to it. You can import MP4 clips to the program through "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button.

Step 2: Choose Premiere Pro preferred format

Click "Format" pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.

Tips: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Start Canon T6i video conversion

Click "Convert" button to start encoding Canon T6i MP4 video to .mpg for importing to Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC. When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files and then import the converted Canon T6i MP4 files into Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing.

You're now ready to get the result files into Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing. Launch Premiere Pro on your Mac, choose "File > Import to import any file. If you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts, press Command+I to open the standard Import dialog.

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