WMV to MPEG-2 - Transcode WMV files to Edit in Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 on Mac ( El Capitan )

Every time when you import WMV to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5 on Mac for editing, it stops working? Your Adobe Premiere even can't recognize your WMV files?

Q1: Importing .wmv files to prpro cs5.5
"Hey friends,

I need to import a .wmv clip to work with in premiere. I thought the format was natively supported but it doesn't accept the file. I tried to convert to something usable with Mpeg streamclip, adobe Media encoder, and plain old quick time seven. The only thing that even plays the clip is VLC and i can't convert it through that.

there are a ton of .wmv converters available for download but I've heard some horror stories about those (virus, malware, general badness) Any suggestions on a good and safe converter?

Many thanks!"

Q2: Cannot import WMV file (wmv2 standard codec)
"All the help files say that Windows Media WMV files can be imported into Premiere Pro CS5, but I have a very standard WMV file using WMV2/WMA2 internal codecs and it will not import into Premiere Pro CS5. I spent a lot of money on my Adobe products and an expensive program like this should be able to do what it says it can do. I'm on a Mac but nowhere in the help files does it say that WMV is only supported on a Windows PC. Also if you respond saying that WMV is a "delivery format" that will not be helpful- Adobe claims to support it for import, regardless.

How can I fix my issue with Windows Media WMV important in my FULL, NON-trial, fully paid, full legal, expensive version of Premiere Pro CS5?"

In fact, these are the common problems encountered by many Adobe Premiere Pro users. That's because WMV is supported by Adobe Premiere Pro only on Windows. If you want to edit WMV videos in Premiere Pro on Mac, it would be a bit hard. The quick workaround is to convert WMV files to Premiere Pro supported MPEG-2 (the most compatible video format for Adobe Ppro) and then transfer the converted WMV videos to Premiere Pro for editing. Learn how to.

Here is a possible solution for you: Transcode the WMV File

That means converting from one encoding scheme to a different one. Try using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which can help you change WMV into a different format (e.g. .mov, .mpg) with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Premiere. Besides WMV, this Mac video converter can also help you convert camcorder videos like AVCHD, MOV, AVI, MXF, MP4 etc to an editable format for FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid MC and more for smooth editing. What's more, it's combined with powerful editing features like cropping, trimming, adding watermark... to meet your needs. If you are Windows users, please get the Video Converter. Below is the detailed guide on converting WMV files to Premiere Pro friendly video formats.

Download WMV to Premiere Pro Converter

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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Convert and Import WMV files to Premiere Pro CS5/CS6//CC7

Step 1: Import WMV files

Run WMV to Premiere Converter for Mac and load source WMV clips to it. You can import WMV clips to the program through "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button.

Step 2: Choose Premiere Pro preferred format

Click “Format” bar to choose the output format. Click and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” > “MEPG-2(*.mpg)”. The setting seamlessly fits Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5 and CS4.

Tip -Profile Settings: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Start conversion

Click "Convert" button to start convert WMV to MPG/MOV for importing to Premiere Pro CS5/CS6. When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files.

Step 4: Import converted WMV files into Premiere Pro

You're now ready to get the result files into Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing. Launch Premiere Pro on your Mac, choose "File > Import to import any file. If you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts, press Command+I to open the standard Import dialog.

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