Premiere Elements won't import MOV files? Solved!

Summary: Have some .mov files and try to import them into Prmeiere Elements for further editing, but failed? No fret! This article aims to analyse the phenomenon and offer some tips to clear your misgivings.

"I have a problem whereby certain Video files do not play in Photoshop Elements 13 Organizer. The pattern seems to be they are .MOV files. But some files of the same type do play okay? So wondering why some are okay and others not?"

As we all know, Adobe claims that Premiere Elements offer native support for QuickTime .MOV format though, many users like the above one are still stuck in troubles that some files with MOV file extension can't be imported into Premiere Elements. What's the matter? In fact, as some guys mentioned in Adobe forum, .MOV is just a container, like AVI. There are, literally, zillions of different codecs that it could be. If your MOV files are not accepted by Adobe Premiere Elements, it's probably because of the video or audio codec incompatibility. Then what should we do to fix the dilemma?

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.

How to rewrap and transcode .mov for Adobe Premiere Elements

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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