Friday, April 1, 2016

How-to: Edit AVI in Adobe Premiere Pro

AVI to Adobe Premiere Pro issue

Having problems importing AVI file types into my Premiere Pro project. I will go to import the folder and the yellow loading bar will come up to say that it's importing. How to deal with this problem?

When I try to import any video file (e.g. AVI files) in Adobe Premiere Pro cc, I get this error: “codec missing or unavailable”.

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Adobe Premiere Pro supported video & animation formats

If you want to import and edit video in Premiere Pro, you need to know what video format can import into Premiere Pro on Windows and Mac. Below content will show you the some requirement common format.

AVI (DV-AVI, Microsoft AVI Type 1 and Type 2); DV (raw DV stream, a QuickTime format); FLV and F4V (excluding video encoded with the Sorenson Spark video codec);  MOV (QuickTime Movie; in Windows, requires QuickTime player); MP4 (QuickTime Movie, XDCAM EX); MPEG, MPE, MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2)

Why AVI files can't  import to Adobe Premiere Pro

As we know, AVI is just a container for a video format, and can contain videos encoded in different formats. The error you're seeing says that Adobe Premiere does not know how to process the video format that's within the AVI file, that is to say, AVI codec is not recogonized by Premiere Pro.

How to import AVI files to Adobe Premiere Pro

To find out the codec for the file, examine it using a tool like QuickTime or VLC and see if you can use the Inspectors in these to get the video and audio codecs for your file. If these two don't work, you would have to find a third program to transcode AVI to Premiere Pro most supported MPEG-2 format.

There are many converters available on the net, Pavtube Video Converter (Review)is high recommended here, which enables you to encode AVI to Premiere Pro compatible format without any quality loss. Besides AVI, this program can also help to convert between any popular video and audio formats as you need. Plus, with the built-in video editing feature of the program, you can trim, crop, add watermark, insert subtitles to your video files.

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How to Convert AVI Files to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro

Download and install Pavtube Video Converter on your PC (compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000). Run this program, you will find the interface is very brief, this program is very easy to use.

Step 1: Import AVI clips to the program through “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button. If you like, check the “Merge into one” box to join AVI clips together. 

Step 2: Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPEG-2, MOV or WMV format. 

Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. 

Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start encoding AVI to MPEG-2(.mpg) for Adobe Premiere Pro. 

When the AVI to Adobe Premiere Pro conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files for transferring to Premiere Pro with easy playback or editing. 

Related program:

Pavtube HD Video Converter / Mac Version: It is designed for converting HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon), non-protected HD or movies, DVR files (*.tivo) to other file types for playback on popular media devices like Apple TV, PS3, Xobx, Xobx360, WD TV HD Player.

Pavtube Media Magician / Mac Version: A nice camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ MOV/ MKV/ TiVo/ WMV/ AVI/ MPG converter and editor. Meamwhile it supported upload edited video to YouTube directly.

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