Batch Convert MOV Files to Premiere Pro for Editing

MOV is a popular format with Nikon, Canon DSLR cameras. Although it claims that Adobe Premiere supports MOV format and allows native editing, problems still occurred when users importing MOV to Premiere Pro CS6/CS5 for further editing. An error appears: file import failure, audio going out of sync, or maybe it just plays audio with no video rolling at all. 

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Failed to edit your video files even when the MOV file is imported to Premiere Pro? Were you prompted an error message on your screen saying that the video files is unsupported when you tried to move, import or transfer the MOV files to Premiere Pro? If you are currently using an older version of the Adobe (for instance prior to Adobe version CS5), maybe an upgrade of the Adobe version could help. Still stuck with unsuccessful attempts? Perhaps there is some required codec missing or it is an incompatible video file format. 

Actually, it’s not so hard to do the trick. Why we always have trouble editing because Premiere Pro still cannot accept all codecs contained in a MOV file to go natively. From Adobe Premiere Pro supported file formats list, we can find Premiere supports MOV, but apparently video, audio problems still exist while importing and editing MOV movie files. The basic reason is that MOV container files can contain data encoded using various compression and encoding schemes. Premiere Pro can import the MOV container files, but the ability to import the data that they contain is dependent on the codecs (specifically, decoders) installed. You just need to change the MOV clips to something Premiere Pro could natively handle, and a MPEG-2 codec was usually ideal. And Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (Windows version) is just what you need to achieve your goal. 

With this powerful video converter program, you can effortlessly transcode MOV to Premiere friendly movie format like MPEG-2 (Note: it applies to all kinds of Adobe Premiere including Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC) keeping the original quality. Meanwhile, it supports batch conversion. 

Tutorial: Batch convert MOV files to Premiere Pro for editing 

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your MOV files. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button. 


Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas”. Choose “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format. 


Step 3: It’s optional to edit video files before converting. If you want to do some edit work, just hit the clip first, and then click “Edit selected task” button. As it’s shown to us, the edit function is sufficient for you to make your videos wonderful. 

Step 4: When everything is done, you can click “Convert” button on the bottom of the screen to start MOV to MPEG-2 MPG conversion process. This program supports batch conversion. Just choose the file you want to convert and ensure their output format are the same can you do it successfully. The amount of time it takes will vary based on your system’s hardware and the quality settings you selected. 

Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the generated video files. Now, you can edit MOV files in Premiere Pro freely. 

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