Follow this simple guide, which offers you a quick fix for the problems with MOV video and Premiere Elements.
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"Premiere Elements 11 is giving me a "file format not supported" message when I try to import MOV into a project!"
"My friend has given me a lot of footage to edit for him, its HD and all MOV. After streaming these .mov files into my Premiere Elements 12, no any reactions received. What's the matter? Need any Plug-ins or anything? "
The basic reason behind such a series of issues, might ascribes to the MOV itself, since came from different sources, such as from some video editing software, or from different cameras, may have different codec inside. As we all know, Adobe claims that Premiere Elements offer native support for QuickTime .MOV format . So , how to solve this ? Make Premiere Elements editable MOV files smoothly? If you have check-out or read other related articles, forums or frequently asked questions' site; you might end up with the same conclusion that I have. The answer or solution is to convert your MOV video files to Premiere Elements editing-friendly format with the proper codec before playing your MOV files with Adobe Premiere Elements.
To finish the task, you're recommended to use Brorsoft Video Converter. With the best video converter you can effortlessly transcode all kinds of MOV as well as MP4, MKV, DivX, MTS, MXF, etc to Premiere Elements friendly format with high output video quality. Besides Premiere Elements, you can also effortlessly transcode MOV to MPG for Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas, DNxHD for Avid MC, WMV for Windows Movie Maker, etc. If you’re using a Mac, simply get the equivalent Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to encode MOV to Premiere Elements on Mac OS X(El Capitan, Yosemite). Here is guide for converting MOV for using in Premiere Elements.
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Step 1. Load MOV Files to the Program
Run the MOV file converter and you can import MOV clips to the program through "Add Video" button or just drag and drop the files to the program. If you like, check the "Merge into one" box to join MOV clips together.
Step 2. Select output format
Click "Format" pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Adobe Premiere Elements. WMV, MOV(AVC) formats are the good choice as well.
Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click "Settings" icon to and enter "Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Step 3. Start the conversion
Finally, hit the big Convert button to start converting MOV files to Premiere Elements supported file formats.
Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, just import the converted MOV files to your Premiere Elements 11, 12, 13 for playback and editing freely.
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