Editing MOV in Adobe Premiere Pro on Windows 10 PC

Published on by Chris King

Have issues when editing MOV files in Adobe Premiere using a Windows 10 PC? Look at the best solution from this article.

Editing MOV in Adobe Premiere Pro on Windows 10 PC

Q: “Basically, I received a few large video files in MOV format from a production company that shot an event for my company. I'm trying to edit down the MOV footage in Adobe Premiere on Windows 10 PC, but when I try to get the footage into the program, the only thing that will show up is the audio...” 

Ever met the trouble when importing MOV to Adobe Premiere on Windows like the above user met? If so, read on to get some clues from this page. 

First try: Install QuickTime. 

Then it should work in Adobe Premiere Pro (as long as you're using CS5.5 or later. No idea about prior versions.) The problem is that 
Apple's QuickTime player was recently deemed insecure and the US government itself recommended uninstalling it. As a result, you’d better seek for a better way. 

The second try: Transcode MOV to Adobe Premiere Pro more edit-friendly format on Windows. 

Some video file formats, including MOV, are container file formats. The data inside these container files is encoded according to a particular codec. Codecs are algorithms for compressing video and audio data. Many different codecs exist. Adobe Premiere sometimes cannot decode video files that were created with a poorly designed codec or a codec that is not installed on your computer. So, converting MOV to MPEG-2, Adobe Premiere most compatible format is the wise choice. 

You can get Brorsoft Video Converter to finish the conversion task. The program is an easy-to-use MOV converter for you, which can help you change MOV into a different format like MPEG-2, AVI with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Adobe Premeire with smooth editing without any trouble. It will ensure a perfect QuickTime file importing, playing and editing workflow with Adobe PP CC, CS6, CS5, CS4. 

Tip: If have troubles when working MOV files in Adobe Premiere on Mac OS X(El Capitan, Yosemite included), you can get the solution here

How to Convert MOV for Editing in Pinnacle Studio smoothly 

Step 1: Download, install and run the best 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. 


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 and everything else will be automated. 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”. 

You're done. Now your MOV files will be converted into MPG files ready to be imported to Adobe Premiere Pro beautifully. 

Related Guides: 

Open and Work with MOV files in Sony Vegas 
How to import a MOV file into iMovie(Yosemite) 
How to Edit MOV File in PowerDirector 13/12/11/10 
Can’t Import MOV into After Effects CC/CS6/CS5- Solution 
Get Pinnacle Studio work with MOV files easily 
Tips for Using MOV Files in Final Cut Pro (FCP X)

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