Adobe Premiere Pro CC won’t import MOV files- Solution



A new install of Premiere CC on my new computer OSX 10.9.3. Normally, I would like to use Premiere Pro to edit some recordings, in order to get better videos files. But I’m having issues with Premiere Pro CC, I cannot import .MOV files created with my Canon 5D Mark II. If I try to import MOV to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, I get a very generic “File format not supported” error msg. After a long time research, I finally find a possible method that can solve the problem. 

Solution 1: Try downloading QuickTime if not already installed. 

I installed the QuickTime and also re-installed PP CC & restarted, but NOT work. It still gave me an error.

Solution 2: There are more than one guys online recommend to convert MOV to Premiere Pro CC more edit-friendly video like MPEG-2. The basic reason is that Adobe Premiere Pro might not work with some MOV files sometimes due to the codec issue. 

I’ve tried it and found this is really an easy and effective way. So I will share the step-by-step guide on converting MOV to Adobe Premiere CC supported video formats in the following paragraphs to help those who are in the trouble out. 

Tutorial: Encoding MOV files to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

First you need to download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a powerful and fast high-quality video converter, player and editor. It does a good job in converting .mov to Adobe Premiere Pro(CC/CS6/CS5/CS4) most compatible format MPEG-2 with least quality loss. Plus, it supports encoding camera shootings in different formats (MP4, VOB, MKV, MTS/M2TS, XAVC, MXF, etc.) to video editing software compatible file types, i.e. MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, ProRes for Final Cut Pro… to meet your different needs. If you are on Windows, Brorsoft Video Converter is the choice.

1. Run the best MOV to Adobe Premiere Pro Converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mov videos. 



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



3. Click “Settings” to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. To have a smooth editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, you need create the files with the appropriate resolution and frame rate that matches your source footage.

4. Click “Convert” button to convert MOV to Adobe Premiere Pro CC. 

Once the conversion done, you can click “Open” button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, just to import and edit MOV files with Premiere Pro CC at ease. 

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