Import MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF, MTS to Premiere Pro CS3/4/5/6/CC

People who are using MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF, MTS files with Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC often have the similar problems of importing issues. To help so many users out of the trouble, this article will give you the tips on how to import MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF, MTS to Premiere Pro CS3/4/5/6/CC.


Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application. It is part of the Adobe Creative Suite, a suite of graphic design, video editing and web development programs. Adobe has released many versions editing software in the past, including Adobe Premiere 1.0/2.0/4.0/5.0, Premiere Pro 1.5/2.0, Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC, etc. It would be great to import MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF, MTS to Premiere Pro CS3/4/5/6/CC, so you can actually work with them.

To begin with, let’s take MTS to Premiere Pro importing issue as an example: “I used to edit my .mts files with Premiere Pro CC without any issues until yesterday. Now I import my .mts file but Premiere doesn’t recognize the audio tracks (that I can hear just fine with VLC). I tried changing the extension in .m2ts but it didn’t work, I also tried reinstalling Premiere but, again, it didn’t work and I tried (I was desperate) to install Premiere CS6 just to check if maybe the problem was just about the CC version. Guess what? It didn’t work.”

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This is a typical issue we quoted from Adobe forum, from which we can basically know that apparently it’s a problem with Premiere Pro that haven’t been updated or fixed as yet. Of course, according to our test, sometimes lack of computer resource and speed also could be the issue.

What about other situations? “When I attempt to import XDCAM EX clips or MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF files into Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, I receive the error message ‘Unsupported format or damaged file’. Every time I try, all I get are codes/words and I’m having trouble.”

You might be confused that Adobe Premiere Pro supports some formats before but now it can’t. This also probably happens to Premiere Pro CS4/ CS5/ CS6/ CC. The reason why you can’t import MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF, MTS to Premiere Pro CS3/4/5/6/CC is that they are format container with various codecs. So, you can’t work MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF, MTS well with Premiere Pro CS3/4/5/6/CC.

If you are crazy about Premiere Pro and want to handle the limitation of importing MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF, MTS to Premiere Pro CS3/4/5/6/CC, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, professional transcoding software to convert MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF, MTS files to Premiere Pro compatible formats, like MPEG-2 is highly recommended. With this Mac Video Converter, we compared the original file with the converted files and the comparison showed us there was absolutely no discernible difference.

How to import MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF, MTS to Premiere Pro CS3/4/5/6/CC?

Step 1: Run the Mac MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF, MTS to Premiere Pro CS3/4/5/6/CC Converter and click the “Add video” button to import the videos to be converted. The Converter supports converting multiple files at a time.


Step 2: Click “Format” drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF, MTS in Premiere Pro CS3/4/5/6/CC, we recommend “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas>>MPEG-2 (*.mpg)”, which is the suitable one.


Step 3: Hit the big “Convert” button on bottom of the main interface and the conversion from MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF, MTS to Premiere Pro CS3/4/5/6/CC will begin immediately.

Conclusion: After the conversion is completed, get the resulted files via clicking the “Open” button and then launch Premiere Pro on your Mac, choose “File > Import” to import the converted MP4, AVI, WMV, MXF, MTS files to your Premiere Pro CS3/4/5/6/CC for transferring steps and then, you can edit the recordings without problems.

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