How to edit iPhone video in Premiere Pro CS6/CC

Published on by Chris King

Can’t open or edit iPhone videos in Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC? In this article, we introduce the easy solution to you. Get tips and tricks.

How to edit iPhone video in Premiere Pro CS6/CC

Q: “I am new to Premiere Pro CS6 (new to video actually), and iPhones as well, and was wondering if there is a detailed procedure on editing iPhone 5 video in Premiere Pro CS6. Do I just attach the phone to the computer like any movie camera?”- Quoted from Adobe forum.

If you collected some videos recorded by your iPhone, you wanna bring the iPhone video to Adobe Premiere Pro or other NLEs for further editing before sharing. However, the problem is that many guys find Adobe Premiere won't support the MOV files created by iPhone(including iPhone 6/5/4) natively… Don’t worry. This article just talks about how to import iPhone video to Premiere Pro CC/CS6 flawlessly.

Generally, iPhone records .MOV videos in H.264 codec. While, Adobe Premiere Pro is pretty picky with the codecs of what it'll accept; it doesn't like H.264. To make iPhone videos compatible with Adobe PP, the easy option is to convert your iPhone videos to MPEG-2, an edit-friendly format for Premiere. Then you can easily import those videos into Adobe Premiere and do anything you want there.

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. With it, you can change iPhone video into a Adobe Premiere Pro compatible format like MPEG-2 with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Adobe with smooth editing without any trouble. What’s more, it can convert AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, VOB, MKV, etc files for importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Elements, After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Pro and more. If you are a PC user, pls turn to Brorsoft Video Converter Windows version.

Tutorial: Converting iPhone videos to Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 1: Add iPhone video files

Install and launch the iPhone video to Premiere Pro Converter and load source clips to it.

Step 2: Choose output format

Click “Format” bar and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu.

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: Start iPhone video conversion

Click the convert button; it will start converting iPhone video for importing to Adobe Premiere Pro immediately. When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then import the converted iPhone files into Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 to do further editing.

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