Pinnacle Studio does not recognize/import iPhone videos- Fixed

Published on by Chris King

Have trouble importing iPhone .mov files into Pinnacle Studio for further editing? If so, follow the quick-start guide to learn how to prepare iPhone videos for editing in Pinnacle Studio without quality loss.

Pinnacle Studio does not recognize/import iPhone videos- Fixed
From Pinnacle website, it says Pinnacle Studio should be able to import/edit .mov files. The file type of my iPhone camera produces is .mov, but Pinnacle Studio won't recognize those files when I try to import my iPhone video to Pinnacle Studio, I get a "No available codec" error. Searching high and low, I got some possible solution online.

The reason behind why we Pinnacle Studio does not recognize iPhone videos probably due the H.264 codec of the iPhone MOV files, which is not an ideal editing format. To solve issue, some guys suggest changing the iPhone file name from *.MOV to *.MPG and then import the MPG in Pinnacle. While, when I tired the way, the files still can’t be imported to Pinnacle Studio perfectly. It seems that the re-naming method does not work.

An alternative way is to get an iPhone video converter and transcode iPhone .MOV files to MPG, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. Brorsoft Video Converter is the best choice for you. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, including Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Pro and more.

Step 1: Download, install and run the smart iPhone video converter, and then click the “Add” button to load the .mov videos.

Step 2: Click “Format” bar and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. Of course, you can also choose AVI, MP4, WMV from “Common Video” as the output format.

Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.

Step 3: Simply click the "Convert" button to start converting iPhone videos to Pinnacle Studio automatically. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”.

After conversion, click Open button to get the resulted files. Now it would be easy to import converted iPhone .mov files to Pinnacle Studio with smooth editing workflow.

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