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The Correct Way to import MKV file to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5

This is a detailed explanation for anyone who's confused by how to import and edit MKV files with Adobe Premiere Pro. Read on to get some tricks from it.

If you like to edit your home movies with Adobe After Effects, then you will have some problems when trying to import MKV to Adobe Premiere Pro since .mkv video files are not supported by Adobe Premiere Pro(CS4/CS5/CS6/CC). To get these MKV videos accepted by Adobe Premiere Pro, you'll have to convert MKV to Adobe Premiere Pro friendly video format like MPEG-2 with a video conversion tool.

After multiple testing, I found the best and easiest way to import ISO files into Premiere Pro along with the help from Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac.

Overall, it’s the optimal MKV converter for you, which can help you convert MKV files into a different, and ideally more edit friendly, compression format like MPEG-2. So you can edit MKV with Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly. Besides MKV files, this program can also rip Video_TS, ISO, MOV, MP4, AVI, VOB, etc., even Blu-ray or DVD to Premiere Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer for smooth editing. Plus, with the built-in video editing feature of the program, you can trim, crop, add watermark and more to your video files. If you are running on Windows, please turn to its equivalent Windows version Video Converter Ultimate.

How to convert MKV to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC

Step 1: Load source MKV files

Launch the MKV to Adobe Premiere converter, and you can either click "add video" button to import .mkv files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program.

Tip: If you want to merge .MKV video clips, just need to check the "Merge into one" box.

Step 2: Select output format

To import MKV files to Premiere Pro, you can follow Adobe Premiere/ Sony Vegas column and select MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format.

Tip: You can click Settings to adjust video and audio parameters to get the best quality video for editing in Premiere.

Step 3: Start MKV to Adobe PP conversion

Finally, press the convert button; it will start to transcode MKV to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro immediately.

Once the conversion completes, you are free to use MKV in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6/CC!

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Failed to load a .mkv file to Premiere Pro CC. From your post, I got a quick solution. Thanks.

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