3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 16, 2015 6:52 AM by Steve Grisetti

    Import of mp4 video file


      Windows 8.1

      Premiere element 11


      Is that possible to import mp4 video clip into premiere element and how?


      From media info

      First video track

      English, 1 402 Kbps, 464*384 (1.208) Lm/s, AVC(Baseline@L2.1) (1 Ref Frames)

      Firstaudio track

      Englisg,128 Kbps, 44,1 Khz 2 canaux MPEG Audio(Version 1) (Layer 2)


      Thank you


        • 1. Re: Import of mp4 video file
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          You should be able to, assuming it uses standard AVC codecs. Have you tried?


          You will, of course, need to have the latest version of Quicktime installed on your computer, per the program's system requirements.

          • 2. Re: Import of mp4 video file
            aorangi2 Level 1


            I have quicktime ver 7.7.6 which seems to be the latest. When I import the clip, but I get a green square instead of the clip.

            What can I check to find the right codec. I convert it on VCL from fLv to mp4



            • 3. Re: Import of mp4 video file
              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

              That might be part of the problem. It's almost never a good idea to convert a file -- unless you know exactly what you're doing. Often converting a file produces a video that's even LESS compatible with Premiere Elements.


              On the other hand, Premiere Elements can't edit FLVs. Where did this FLV come from? Is this ripped from YouTube or something?


              That said, open one of your MP4s in a program like G Spot or Media Info. See what this program says about the file's dimensions, frame rate and, above all, the audio and video codecs the MP4 is using.

              GSpot Codec Information Appliance