Fail to import your H.264 videos into Adobe Premiere Pro for editing, or the video editing processes are laggy and slow when editing H.264 videos in Premiere Pro? You can find workable solutions here. This post figures out the solutions for various H.264 editing issues in Premiere Pro. Just keep reading!
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On the official page of Adobe Premiere Pro supported formats, we can see that Adobe Premiere Pro natively supports various media that use H.264 encoding. But why are there some H264 videos that cannot be edited in Premiere Pro smoothly?
In fact, H.264 is a popular video compression standard for digital video files and is widely used for video capture, compression, and distribution. Most devices and applications accept this video encoder. However, H.264 is a delivery encoder and not an ideal codec for editing. That’s why it’s laggy and slow when editing H.264 videos in Premiere Pro. Moreover, if your H264 videos are wrapped in MKV and other formats not supported by Premiere Pro, then you cannot import the videos for editing.
A handy way to fix all the H.264 video importing & editing issues is to convert your H.264 to a format suitable for editing in Premiere Pro. The following will give a detailed guide.
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If Adobe Premiere Pro is very slow and laggy in previewing when you import H.264 videos to Premiere Pro for editing. You can try to disable the “H264/HEVC hardware accelerated decoding (requires restart)” option in the “Preference” > “Media” tab and then restart Premiere Pro.
As stated before, if your H.264 videos are wrapped in some Premiere Pro unsupported formats like MKV, AVI, etc, you need to change the video container to make the H.264 videos successfully import into Adobe Premiere.
Also, H.264 is a delivery codec, which is not optimal for editing. So if you want a smooth H.264 video editing process, you may need to transcode H.264 to MPEG-2 or ProRes as they are the best formats for editing on Premiere Pro.
To effortlessly finish the video conversion task, you can give WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro a try. It is a handy H.264 video converter that can help you convert H.264 videos to other formats for editing in Premiere Pro. With it, The self-explanatory interface and simple workflow make the conversion process easy for everyone, even beginners. Moreover, it can help you customize the video resolution and other parameters in one click.
Step 1. Launch WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro after you install it on your PC. Choose “Converter” to enter the video converter interface. Press the “+ Add Files” / “Add Video Folder” button to import H.264 videos or folder(s) you want to edit on Premiere Pro. You can also directly drag and drop the source videos to the workspace.
The software supports batch conversion mode, so you can add multiple files for simultaneous conversion.
Step 2. Click the format image on the right side of the interface to expand the output format library. Here you can choose a video format under the “Video” tab, like MP4, MOV, MPG, etc., or ProRes under the “Device” > “Apple” option. Then, you can go to the “Parameter settings” window to choose a specific video codec.
Step 3. Now, press the inverted triangle button at the bottom of the interface to set an output path for the converted files, or just leave it as default. Finally, click “Run” to start the conversion.
With the support of hardware acceleration, you will get the converted files in no time.
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Generally speaking, Premiere Pro supports importing H.264 videos, but not all H.264 videos. If your H.264 videos are wrapped in .mkv, .avi, or other Premiere Pro incompatible formats, then you will fail to import H. 264 videos into Premiere. Moreover, H.264 is a delivery codec and isn't ideal for editing.
Step 1. Right-click the video sequence you want to export in the Timeline panel and choose “Export Media” or export the whole project by going to “File” > “Export” > “Media” on the top menu bar to open the exporting settings.
Step 2. In the “Export Settings” dialog box, choose “H.264” from the “Format” dropdown list. Then select “Match Source – High Bitrate” from the “Preset” dropdown menu. You can also scroll down to find other presets like Vimeo, YouTube, etc. Next, click on the “Output Name” to name the output file and choose export location, and then click “Save”. (Make sure “Export Video” and “Export Audio” are checked.)
Step 3. Now, you can click “Export” to export your H.264 videos immediately. But during that time, you cannot edit other projects in Premiere Pro until the previous file is exported. You can also click “Queue” and send the project to Adobe Media Encoder for exporting with other files in batch at a later time.
You can click the “Save Preset” button next to the preset drop-down in the export window to save your export settings as a new preset if you frequently use the settings to output files.
This article shares the way to solve H264 not importing or editing issues in Adobe Premiere Pro. I hope you can now successfully import and edit H.264 videos in it. If you want to export H.264 videos in Adobe Premiere, this post also offers a simple guide for you. With HD Video Converter Factory Pro, you can be free from any format and codec unsupported issue.
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