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Why Premiere Pro CC Cannot Edit iPhone 6/5/4S MP4 Footage?

Why Premiere Pro CC Cannot Edit iPhone 6/5/4S MP4 Footage?

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‘I was excited to see how great the video is from the iPhone 4s. I have taken one hour 1080P videos of lectures that look great. However, when pulled into Premiere (CC), the sound goes out of sync to the point that it is unusable after about seven minutes. I have checked the original file (.MOV) using QT – it plays perfectly. What’s wrong with that?’


With questions mentioned above on Adobe community, so many Apple fans pay attention of editing MP4 files in IOS devices such as iPhone 6/5/4S. To find the iPhone MP4 to Premiere Pro CC solutions, we should know we are always failed to import MP4 files to Premiere Pro CC for editing, right?

Causes: Failed in importing MP4 to Premiere Pro CC from iPhone?

Adobe Premiere did announce to import MP4, while it only imports two kinds of MP4: the one is Sony and JVC introduced XDCam-EX movie (.mp4), the other one is Apple created MPEG-4 (.m4v). That is to say, Premiere has its own supported video formats and can only import MP4 recorded from Sony camcorder, JVC camcorder or Apple’s iPhone, iPad. It will end in fail if you try to import other MP4 file to Premiere. Such issues also will happen in XAVC, MXF or the latest H.265/HEVC, etc for Adobe Premiere CC.

How to successfully import all kinds MP4 to Adobe Premiere CC?

If we get the incompatible MP4 formats in other codec, we need to convert the MP4 to Premiere friendly movie format like DV, MPEG-2, FLV and more. Luckily, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac can be such a strong professional tool to convert Premiere unsupported MP4 to Premiere compatible other video formats like MPEG-2, etc. Here are some instructions below:

Steps on converting iPhone 6/5/4S MP4 footage to supported MPEG-2 MPG for Adobe Premiere Pro CC:

Step 1.Click “Add File” button to import the unsupported MP4 video file. Or you can also drag your MP4 video directly to the main interface of this MP4 to Premier Converter.


Step 2. When you come to the output list, we suggest you to drop down the list and find the ‘Adobe Premiere Pro’ column and choose the ‘MPEG-2 MPG’ as the nice one. Or other suitable output format is also available.


For advanced functions?

Click the “Effect” button to open the Video Edit window to achieve editing MP4 like trim, crop, image, watermark, effect, subtitles and rotate and etc in the corresponding editing pane.

Click the “Setting…” button to open the Advanced Settings window to adjust the output video codec, resolution, bitrates, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio codec, channel, volume and etc in the advanced tab.

As soon as we have finished all the preparation work there, just get back to the main interface to click the ‘Convert’ icon to get the work started. After transferring the files to Adobe Premiere CC as usual, we can edit the recordings in Adobe which shot from iPhone 6/5/4S. Let’s have a try then!



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