As an ideal video editing tool, Adobe Premiere Elements is widely used by video professionals and hobbyists. However, if you want to import MKV to Premiere Elements for additional editing, you’ll be disappointed since Premiere Elements can’t support MKV format. It would be a painful experience opening & editing MKV files with Premiere Elements. And there are some frequently asked question quoted as below.
Q1: Premiere Elements cannot play my .mkv file
“I have a mkv file, which plays perfectly on my PC. If I import the MKV into Adobe PE, the program can’t open and play the video.”
Q2: Premiere Elements 14 MKV issue
“I am trying to import a .mkv file into Premiere Elements 14 and it refuse to recognize the video. Can anyone give me some suggestions? Thanks in advance.”
From the above issues, we can easily find that MKV is not a compatible format for Adobe Premiere Elements. To edit MKV files in Premiere Elements (no matter Premiere Elements 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10 or the lower version), you have to convert MKV to Premiere Elements friendly format like MPEG-2 first. To finish the task, Brorsoft Video Converter will give you a big hand.
It supports creating high quality MPEG-2 files without losing quality and the output video seamlessly fits Premiere Elements. The conversion is easy to handle and only with a few clicks, you can finish the conversion without facing any glitches. If you’re running a Mac computer, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. Just follow the guideline below, you can convert and import MKV movie to Premiere Elements easily and successfully.
How to use MKV files in Premiere Elements freely
Step 1. Add MKV to converter > Download, install the Mac MKV Converter. As long as you launch it, the following main interface will pop up. Now you can click on “Add” button to import MKV files which you want to convert into this program.
Tip: if you want to join all the MKV files you loaded as a single file, you can tick checkbox “Merge into one file”.
Step 2. Choose output format > Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Elements. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.
Step 3. Set advanced settings > By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.
Step 4. Start MKV to Adobe PE conversion > As soon as all the above settings are completed, you can press “Convert” button to start conversion. You can follow the conversion process via the pop-up windows.
After conversion is done, simply click “Completed” to back to main interface, and click “Open” button to find generated .mpg videos. Afterwards, you can transfer the converted MKV clips into Premiere Elements for editing with ease.
Premiere Elements Video file formats – import
|Format and filename extension|
|3GPP (.3gp, .3g2)|
|Adobe Shockwave Flash (.swf)|
|Audio Video Interleave (.avi)|
|AVCHD (.m2ts, .mts)|
|DV stream (.dv)|
|H.264 (.mp4, .m4v)|
|H.264-encoded QuickTime (.mov, .mp4, .m4v)|
|MPEG-1 (.m1v, .mpeg, .mpe)|
|MPEG-2 (.m2v, .mp2, .mpg)|
|MPEG-2 Transport Stream (.m2t)|
|Video Object (DVD video) (.vob)|
|Windows Media (.wmv) * (Windows only formats)|