Issues with H.264 importing to Adobe Premiere Elements

Published on by Chris King

Having a hard time to importing H.264 files to Adobe Premiere Elements for further editing? If so, just follow this tutorial to achieve your goal smoothly.

Issues with H.264 importing to Adobe Premiere Elements
I am a beginner with Adobe Premiere Elements, great experience until I tried to handle some H.264 files in Premiere Elements. I found the H.264 videos from GoPro can't be supported by the software. What to do? How to solve the H.264 to Adobe Premiere Elements importing issues?

In order to edit my H.264 clips in Premiere Elements smoothly, I have googled the problem and found 2 solutions. One is to install codec pack like k-lite, but there are so many people stating how it can cause more problems than it solves. So I passed it.

The second is to convert H.264 into another format that Adobe Premiere Elements can handle. I've tried the way, it works although it takes a little time for conversion.

To encode H.264 to Premiere Elements you can get help from Brorsoft Video Converter. The program is an easy-to-use H.264 file converter for you, which can help you convert H.264 into a different format like MPEG-2 with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Adobe PE with smooth editing without any trouble. It will ensure a perfect H.264 file importing, playing and editing workflow with Premiere Elements. For encoding H.264 to Premiere Elements on Mac(Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite), please turn to Video Converter for Mac.

Converting H.264 for Editing in Premiere Elements

Step 1: Run the H.264 file converter, and then click the “Add” button to load the H.264 videos. Check the “Merge into one” box, you can join several video clips together.

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 H.264 for Adobe Premiere Elements and everything else will be automated.

When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. Now, it’s much easy for you to import H.264 to Adobe Premiere Elements 11/12/13/14 for further editing.

Additional Tips:

This versatile H.264 to Premiere Elements Converter not only can encode H.264 files to Adobe PE, but also can convert H.264 as well as Xvid, Divx, H.265, MKV, FLV, VOB, WMV, MOV, MP4, etc files for using in Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and more NLEs.

Related Guides:
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Convert H.264 to ProRes under Mac OS X(Yosemite, Mavericks)
How to edit H.264 in Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 natively

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