Some filename extensions-such as MOV, AVI, MXF, MP4, MKV and F4V, etc, those files formats can't be called a real format, for all those formats are called "Container" format. The "Container" format just like "cloth" , which the real codec are in it. Container files can contain data encoded using various compression and encoding schemes. If you want to know the inner codec behind this "cloth", you can try this MediaInfo to help you.
In order to save customers'time to figure out the detailed info behind this container files, Adobe Premiere Pro can import these container files easily, but the ability to import the data that they contain is dependent on the codecs (specifically, decoders) installed.
If users encounter some import problem, then here are several ways to solve it. One way is to install additional codecs, users can extend the ability of Premiere Pro to import additional file types. Many codecs installed into the operating system (Windows or Mac OS) work as a component inside the QuickTime or Video for Windows formats. Another way , you can apply for some third-party software to save bunch of time install external codecs which also avoid several unknown problems.
Part I: Native Support Formats by Adobe Premiere
Support native video and audio formats
Below is a detailed list which shows the video and audio formats supported by Adobe Premiere Pro natively. Users can check this before they start their workflow to know the compatible formats with Adobe Premiere Pro.
Support native video and audio formats
3GP, 3G2 (.3gp), Apple ProRes 64-bit, ASF , AVI (.avi), DV (.dv), DNxHD, F4V (.f4v), GIF (.gif), M1V, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MOV , MP4, MOV , MP4, MPEG, MPE, MPG, M2V, MTS, MXF , Native MJPEGs, VOB, WMV
Supported native camera formats:
Premiere Pro lets users work with a wide range of native media formats from the latest DSLR cameras, without transcoding or file rewrapping. The media formats listed below can be directly importing their camera videos into this Premiere and do some edits.
ARRI AMIRA camera, Canon XF, Canon RAW (EOS C300, C500, Canon 5D and 7D), CinemaDNG (Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Convergent Design Odyssey7Q), Panasonic AVC, P2 cameras, Phantom Cine media, RED support, Sony Camera.
Supported audio file formats :
AAC, AC3, AIFF, AIF, ASND, AVI, BWF, M4A, mp3, MPEG, MPG, MOV, MXF, WMA, WAV
Supported still-image and still-image sequence file formats:
Supported closed captioning and subtitle file formats:
DFXP, MCC, SCC, STL, XML
Supported video project file formats:
AAF, AEP, AEPX, CSV, PBL, TXT, TAB, EDL, PLB, PREL, PRPROJ, PSQ
If you want to have a clear and detailed look about those formats, go to the website to check them in tablet.
Wonder how to import your media files into Adobe Premiere Pro? Go here to know detailed workflows.
Part II: Unsupported formats to import and edit in Adobe Premiere Pro
All those formats listed above can be supported by Premiere natively, but still unknown transferring problem will show up unexpectedly. And some unsupported formats and codec like MXF in XAVC codec, H.265/HEVC codec can't be dealt with this Premiere Pro may prevent users to enjoy this editor more.
Easiest way to tackle this kind of problem is to use a transfer tool to help you. Pavtube Video Converter can transcode codecs like XAVC from Sony PXW X70, X180, F55, or H.265/HEVC from Samsung NX 1 into compatible formats which Premiere Pro can be accepted.
For Mac users, Pavtube Video Conveter for Mac can run on Yosemite system without any problem.
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