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Premiere Pro MPG Import Error - Fixed Now


Adobe Premier Pro is a widely-used video editing program on both Windows and Mac. On the website it says that Premiere supports MPEG-2 and all MPEG files associated with it, you can even export. However, it's going to be quite frustrating. When users import MPG to Premiere Pro, errors occurred: cannot be imported, dimesion sizes wrong, audio conforming error...

Well, as we found Premiere Pro MPG import error is an common issue. First, users can try importing MPG video through the media browser to see if it works. If the result was the same, it sounds like a codec issue. In this case, you need to convert MPG to a different format that Premiere Pro likes.

Prior solutions discussed on this article has been to download a freeware version of TMPGEncoder to "transcode" your MPG file into a format that can then be imported into Adobe Premiere. Unfortunately, it slightly degrade the quality of the mpeg2 file. If you pursue a high quality output, you'd better find an alternative way.

Now we highly recommend Brorsoft Video Converter. This is a smart tool to preview and convert 4K as well as 1080p, 720p videos, recordings to your wanted video and audio formats, so as to smoothly add them into Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro to, Windows Movie Maker do further editing. If you are on Mac OS X, get the Video Converter for Mac to solve the problem.

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Transcode MPG to Premiere Pro edit-friendly format

Step 1. Add MPG files

Launch the best MPG video converter, and click the "Add Files"button to load .mpg videos for converting.


Step 2. Choose Premiere friendly format

Click "Format" bar to determine output format. Follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" and select "WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)". If you are on Mac, MOV (AVC) (*.mov) is optimal.


Tip: You also can click "Settings"to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

Step 3. Start conversion

Tap "Convert" button to start converting MPG files for Adobe Premiere Premiere.

Once the conversion is done, click Open to locate the resulted videos. Then you can import them into Premiere Pro and do splicing/editing.

Additional Tips:

This versatile MPG to Premiere Pro Converter allows you to convert MPG as well as other videos including but not limited to MKV, AVI, WMV, XAVC, MOV, FLV, VOB, TiVo to kinds of NLEs. For Sony Vegas Pro, you can follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" and select "MPEG-2(*.mpg)"; for Windows Movie Maker, select "HD Video -->WMV HD(*.wmv)"; for Avid Media Composer, you can choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format...

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