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How to Import MP4 Video into Adobe Premiere Pro

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:28:25 • Proven solutions

Can't import your MP4 video file to Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC? It is officially stated that Adobe Premiere supports MP4. The reason is that MP4 is a format container with different codecs. But if your MP4 file codec isn't compatible with Adobe Premiere, to quickly solve your problem, you can use the best converter to convert MP4 to Premiere friendly movie formats like MOV, MPEG-2, FLV, and more.

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Note: It applies to all kinds of Adobe Premiere, including Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/ CS4/ CS5/ CS6.

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Part 1. The best MP4 to Adobe Premiere converter.

As a full solution, Wondershare UniConverter converts MP4 videos to Adobe Premiere-supported formats and can edit or compress videos before the conversion. Just download it, and you can find more useful features if you are a video fan.

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How to change MP4 video to the compatible codec for Premiere Pro to import MP4 to Adobe Premiere easily

  1. Add your target MP4 video to the Wondershare converter.
  2. Select the Adobe Premiere supported format as the output format, like MOV.
  3. Initiate an MP4 video file to Adobe Premiere conversion.

Step 1 Import the MP4 video file to Wondershare UniConverter.

After you have installed and launched Wondershare UniConverter, you will come to an impressive interface. Now add your MP4 video files with two optional ways:

  1. Drag and drop the MP4 file to the main window directly.
  2. Click Add Files to add MP4 files.

Import MP4 video file to the video converter

Step 2 Choose the Premiere compatible format like MOV.

Click the drop-down icon of Output Format, and you will enter the pop-up window. Open its output format list, and then you will see five categories: Recently, Video, Audio, Device, and Web video. In the Video/Audio tab, you can see many formats. In the Device, you can choose Apple, HTC, and Samsung, to name just a few. It is especially convenient if you don't know what format your mobile/game station/player supports.

In this case, I will choose MOV, which is one of Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 friendly formats, and you can find it in Video > MOV. Of course, you can change the output location to save the file in your desired place.

choose the right format for MP4 to Adobe Premiere

Step 3 Start converting the MP4 video file to Adobe Premiere now.

Now, you get all things ready. Just click Start All button. Then it begins to do the conversion work automatically, and you can view the progress bar and click suspend or quit if necessary. Now, you can easily drag the converted file to Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6, and do whatever you want to do. It could have been so easy, right? Cheers.

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If you want to know how to export Adobe Premiere files as MP4 format, move to How Adobe Premiere Pro Export Videos to MP4 >> to learn more

Part 2. Free MP4 files to Adobe Premiere converter.

# 1. Free Video Converter: Wondershare Free Video Converter

This tool can convert MP4 files to Adobe Premiere for free.

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Part 3. FAQs about importing MP4 video files to Adobe Premiere Pro.

Question: What Adobe Premiere Pro supports video formats?
Answer: Adobe Premiere Pro supports many video formats, like MP4, MPEG, MPE, MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2), M2V (DVD-compliant MPEG-2), MTS (AVCHD), MOV, FLV, and AVI. For more information, please check the Adobe Premiere Pro User Guide.

Question: Adobe Premiere Pro supports my video, but it still can't be imported into it.
Answer: For some video formats, it is the codec issue. You need to convert your video format to Adobe Premiere Pro-friendly codec, like MPEG-2, which is the best codec with the best results when working with Adobe.

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