Summary: Here describe the reason why we often failed to import Open Broadcaster Software(OBS) files to Premiere Pro as well as the solution on how to successfully edit OBS FLV in Premiere Pro.
Open Broadcaster Software is a great platform to broadcast live streams. I recently acquired it and recorded some game footage with OBS saved to my Mac as FLV files. However for some reason when I try to import OBS FLV into Adobe Premiere Pro, the video comes up black and will not function with the program. Do a Google search for “OBS files to Premiere Pro”, some guys have offered their solutions. And in this page, I will quickly walk you through the guide to bring and edit OBS FLV recording in Premiere Pro for smooth editing, in my experience.
As you know Open Broadcaster Software(OBS) generally can record FLV videos(MP4 is another option), but it seems that Adobe Premiere Pro( Premier Pro CS4/CS5CS6/CC) does not like the way. The file type is not compatible with Premiere Pro. To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode OBS FLV files to Premiere Pro natively supported formats (MPG/WMV/MOV are highly recommended).
To transcode OBS output files for Adobe PP, you need to use a OBS file converter. In this case, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (Click here to get the equivalent Windows version) is the first and best choice for you.
The program is the best Video Converter for OBS footage. With this OBS video converter, you can effortlessly convert OBS FLV to MPEG-2 or MOV, which will create an Adobe Premiere friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid and more NLE systems for native editing. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
Step-by-step guide on converting OBS FLV to Premiere Pro:
STEP 1. Add OBS FLV video files
Install and launch the best Video Converter for OBS and load source FLV clips from Open Broadcaster Software to it.
Tip: If you need, check the “Merge into one file” box to combine OBS clips into a single file.
STEP 2. Select Premiere friendly format
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.
STEP 3. Profile Settings
In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
STEP 4. Start transcoding OBS FLV video
Click “Convert” button to start encoding OBS local recoding FLV video to MPG/MOV/WMV for importing to Premiere Pro.
Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for natively editing in Premiere Pro CC7/CS6 as well as CS5/CS4/CS3 perfectly.
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