Can’t import WMV to Adobe Premiere on Mac- Solution

Summary: As you may find Adobe Premiere Pro cannot import WMV files on Mac OS X. How to solve the issue? Check out this page to find the best way to import and edit WMV files in Premiere Pro under Mac OS X(Yosemite, Mavericks included).

Adobe Premiere Pro provides support for several audio and video formats, making your post-production workflows compatible with the latest broadcast formats. However, when you import WMV to Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac, you may get disappointed- as Premiere Pro does not natively support WMV import on the Mac, just does on Windows. In my case, I always convert those files, prior to Import. Below are the tips for editing WMV files in Premiere Pro on Mac OS X.

As mentioned above, Adobe Premiere Pro cannot support WMV format o n Mac. As a complete aside, I find WMV source material problematic, even on my PC with all necessary codes, even though they are supported - just not good media to work with, and very slow to edit. To use WMV video in Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly, a good suggestion is to convert WMV to Premiere Pro more compatible MPEG-2 file type with a powerful third party problem for maintaining whole audio&video information.

Here Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you which not only can help you transcode WMV into MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro on Mac(Yosemite, Mavericks included), but also can help you encode more videos like AVI, MP4, FLV, VOB, MXF, MTS into other NLEs with professional codecs, like Apple ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid, AIC for iMovie and more. Just download it and follow the tutorial below.

How to convert and import WMV files to Adobe Premiere on Mac

Step 1. After downloading, install and run this Mac WMV to Premiere Pro Converter, just import the WMV files to the software for converting.

Step 2. Click “Format” bar to choose the output format. Click and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” > “MEPG-2(*.mpg)”. The setting seamlessly fits Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5 and CS4.

Step 3. Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from WMV to Adobe Premiere Pro will begin immediately on your Mac.

Tips & Tricks:
1. Adjust audio and video settings (optional)

The Mac WMV converter for Adobe Premiere enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding WMV files to MPEG-2. Click “Settings” button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

2. Basic video editing (optional)

This Mac video converter has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, adding effects etc. so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions.

After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import converted WMV files to Adobe Premiere Pro in Mac for further editing without any hassle.

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