Adobe Premiere Pro AVI Not Supported? Here’s the Fix!

AVI seems to be one of the Premiere Pro supported video formats for import. But why can’t you load some AVI files to the program, or why is there only an audio track in the timeline of Premiere Pro? The main reason is the unsupported video codec in your AVI file. Therefore, you can transcode AVI to Premiere compatible formats to solve the Premiere Pro AVI import issue. All you need is the simple yet effective video converter:

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How to Solve Premiere Pro AVI Not Supported Issue?

Solution 1: Convert to Import AVI to Premiere Pro

Tutorial of the AVI File Premiere Pro Conversion

Solution 2: Install Codec to Open AVI in Premiere Pro

Why Can’t Import AVI to Premiere Pro?

According to helpx.adobe, AVI is a native video format for import to Premiere Pro. But not all AVI files are supported. It only allows DV-AVI, Microsoft AVI Type-1 and Type-2.

DV-AVI Type 1 is a single stream used to store audio and video.

DV-AVI Type 2 contains a video stream and one or more audio streams. The file size is bigger than a type-1 file due to the extra data.

When you transfer the DV content from your DV camcorder to your computer, you can save it in DV-AVI format. If the .avi video files are not this type, you will fail to open AVI in Premiere Pro. So is there any way to convert AVI to DV-AVI or other video formats supported by Premiere Pro? Absolutely yes! The powerful converting tool WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can help you convert DivX, Xvid, or H264 AVI to ProRes, MOV, MPEG-1/2/4, HEVC/H.265, and other formats for import to Premiere Pro. Learn more details below.

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HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a professional AVI converter for Windows. It can help you convert video files from AVI to over 500 formats and codecs for various purposes, including opening and editing AVI in Adobe Premiere Pro. It provides many video profiles that Premiere Pro can recognize, such as Apple ProRes, MP4, M4V, MOV, DV, 3GP, 3G2, ASF, and WMV. With the help of the software, you can fix the Premiere Pro AVI import issue through a simple conversion. The following part gives detailed instructions. Now, free downloadfree download and install the software to start your work!

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How to Solve AVI File Premiere Pro Not Supported Problem?

Step 1. Add AVI Files to the Converter

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your desktop. Select Converter and click Add Files/Add Video Folder to import your AVI files. Alternatively, you can drag and drop them into the software directly.

Tips. This program supports batch mode to convert multiple AVI files at once.

Load AVI Files

Step 2. Select Output Format

Click the format image on the right side of the software to open the format menu. Then hit the Apple icon under the Device tab and select Apple ProRes as the export profile.

You can choose any other video format compatible with Premiere Pro if you have different ideas. For instance, convert AVI to MPEG-4, MOV, MP4, WMV, H.264, etc.

Choose Premiere Pro Supported Format

Tips. HD Video Converter Factory Pro can also help you edit videos and change related video/audio settings. It allows you to trim, crop, rotate, flip, merge, add subtitles, watermarks, and audio tracks to videos, change video resolution, bitrate, aspect ratio, volume, and more.

Optional Video/Audio Settings

Step 3. Export Converted Files

Specify an output folder by clicking the inverted triangle button at the bottom or leave it as default. Finally, press the Run button to convert AVI to Premiere supported ProRes. The process will complete after a short while. Once done, you can find the converted video files on your computer and import AVI to Premiere Pro without issue.

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Solution 2: Install the Required Codec for Premiere Pro AVI Import

Another method to import AVI to Premiere Pro is to install the required codecs. For example, if your AVI file is from a NewTek product and contains a NewTek SHQ3 (4:2:2:4) codec, you can find the codec from Updates and Downloads under the Codecs and Utilities section. Install it, then your AVI file can be imported perfectly into Premiere Pro. Of course, you can install other codec packs, such as K-Lite and X Codec Pack, which already contain everything to play all common video and audio file formats.

However, you should not rely too much on third-party codec packs. Some of them are bundled with malware and bring risks to your computer. A safe video transcoder, like WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, is a better choice to solve such video format/codec not supported problems.

Sum up

Sometimes, Adobe Premiere Pro will reject to import of some AVI files with an error message, saying “File format not supported”, “Unsupported format or damaged file”, or “Codec missing or unavailable”. This is caused by the incompatible codecs in your AVI files. Luckily, you have two ways to fix the Premiere Pro AVI import error. One is to transcode the AVI files, and the other is to install the required codec. The above article shares detailed instructions for your reference. Wish you all success!

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