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How to import AVI files to Premiere Elements


This is absolutely madness - when you want to edit AVI files in Adobe Premiere Elements; it is only imported as a sound or even can't be recognized. How can we get AVI to work with Premiere Elements perfectly? Well, this article will show the best solutions to let you import AVI to Premiere Elements correctly for smooth editing.

So, why Premiere Elements can't open, play, edit AVI files perfectly? Actually, AVI is just a container for a video format, and can contain videos encoded in different codecs, only a few of which are supported in Premiere Elements. That's the reason why Adobe Premiere Elements does not know how to process the video codec within the AVI file. First, you would have to find out (or know) the codec used for the video within the AVI file and then download and install the appropriate codec on your system. But problems occurred: where do we download a usable AVI codec for Adobe Premiere Elements? Download a codec pack but it's messing up your Premiere Elements...

To resolve all of the issues and save your time to understand these complicated codecs and download them for video editing in Adobe Premiere Elements, a simple workaround is to convert AVI to Adobe Premiere Elements edit-friendly format. You can use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to get rid of trouble effortlessly. This video app can help you convert AVI into Premiere Elements compatible format(.mov, .wmv, .mpg) with least quality loss. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. If you are Windows users, please get the Video Converter. Now just download its free trail version and follow the below guide to convert AVI for playing and editing in Adobe Premiere Elements 9/10/11/12.

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How to Convert AVI to Premiere Elements editable format

Step 1: Add AVI files

After downloading, install and launch the AVI file converter; click "Add Video" and load your video files into it. This program supports batch conversion to automatically convert multiple .avi files one by one. And it also supports joining several AVI videos into a single one.


Step 2: Select the output format

Click the format bar or the pull down menu of "Format" to select output format-Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for Premiere Elements editing easily.


Step 3: Specify the Settings

To get the best video quality and sound effect, you are allowed to easily adjust video/audio parameters such as bitrate, sample rate, frame rate, codec, channels, etc after clicking on "Settings".

Step 4: Start conversion

Click the "Convert" button to start the AVI to MPG conversion for using in Adobe Premiere Elements.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. Launch Adobe Premiere Elements, you should then be able to import the converted AVI file into Premiere Elements 9/10/11/12 for smooth editing without any trouble.

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