Convert MKV files to Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10

Published on by Chris King

This tutorial has all that you want: How to import MKV to Adobe Premiere Elements? Just convert MKV to Premiere Elements friendly format like MPEG-2 first.

 Convert MKV files to Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10

As an ideal video editing tool, Adobe Premiere Elements is widely used by video professionals and hobbyists. However, if you want to import MKV to Premiere Elements for additional editing, you'll be disappointed since Premiere Elements can’t support MKV format. It would be a painful experience opening & editing MKV files with Premiere Elements. And there are some frequently asked question quoted as below.

Q1: Premiere Elements cannot play my .mkv file

"I have a mkv file, which plays perfectly on my PC. If I import the MKV into Adobe PE, the program can’t open and play the video."

Q2: Premiere Elements 12 MKV issue

"I am trying to import a .mkv file into Premiere Elements 12 and it refuse to recognize the video. Can anyone give me some suggestions? Thanks in advance."

From the below issues, we can easily find that MKV is not a compatible format for Adobe Premiere Elements. To edit MKV files in Premiere Elements (no matter Premiere Elements 13, 12, 11, 10 or the lower version), you have to convert MKV to Premiere Elements friendly format like MPEG-2 first. To finish the task, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac  will give you a big hand.

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. Just follow the guideline below, you can convert and import MKV movie to Premiere Elements easily and successfully.

How to use MKV files in Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10

Step 1. Add MKV to converter > Download, install the Mac MKV Converter. As long as you launch it, the following main interface will pop up. Now you can click on “Add” button to import MKV files which you want to convert into this program.

Tip: if you want to join all the MKV files you loaded as a single file, you can tick checkbox “Merge into one file”.

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

Step 3. Set advanced settings > By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

Step 4. Start MKV to Adobe PE conversion > As soon as all the above settings are completed, you can press “Convert” button to start conversion. You can follow the conversion process via the pop-up windows.

After conversion is done, simply click "Completed" to back to main interface, and click "Open" button to find generated .mpg videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted MKV clips into Premiere Elements for editing with ease.

Additional Tips:

This MKV to Premiere Elements Converter not only can help you encode MKV to Adobe Elements, but also enables anyone with MKV files to use in any non-linear editor like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, etc as long as transcode MKV to a recognizable format.

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