How to Import MKV files into Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 for Editing?

Q:” I have MKV video that I need to edit. I’m using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 11.0.0, when I add my MKV file to program it states: File format not supported. Is there some way to import the video so I can edit it in Adobe Premiere?

Many users still have problems when import MKV files to Adobe Premiere Pro CC for editing, so I decide to write this tutorial to help you solve this question effortlessly. From Adobe Premiere Pro official website, we can see, MKV files are not natively supported by Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4, but MPEG-2 does. Hence, in order to import MKV files into Premiere Pro, you can take advantage of a MKV to Premiere Pro converter.

To convert MKV file to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 supported i.g. MPEG-2 format, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate / ( iMedia Converter for Mac ) is highly recommended to do this work without losing quality.

Overall, it’s an all-in-one Video, Blu-ray/DVD converter that can fast rip and convert Videos, Blu-ray/DVD discs, ISO/IFO files, Video_TS files to more popular formats like Apple Intermediate Codec, ProRes, DNxHD MOV that seamlessly fit iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer.

Free download MKV to Premiere Pro Converter:

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Guide: Convert MKV files to MPEG-2 for importing into Promiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4

Mac Version Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper taken as example, Windows Version share the same steps. Just keep in mind you have download the right version. Mac platform .exe files cannot be installed on Windows OS – and vice versa.

Step 1. Load MKV files

Install and launch the best MKV to Premiere Pro converter, simply click “Load Files” to import your MKV files to the program.


Step 2. Select MPEG-2 as output format

Hit the “Format” bar and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format on the drop-down menu.

Step 3. Advanced Settings (Optional)

Clicking the Settings button on the main interface to adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc.


Step 4. Start to convert MKV files for Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4

With all setting is ok, tap the big Convert button to convert MKV to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4.

After the conversion finished, you can get the videos highly compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Now, you can open Premiere Pro CC and import the converted MKV files ito Premiere Pro CC for futher editing without hassle.

Related Guides:

How to convert MKV to ProRes for use in FCP X/7/6

How to Convert and Import MOV to Final Cut Pro

How to Convert BDMV files for Editing in Final Cut Pro

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