Import AVI to Premiere Pro on Mac

Outline: If you have already encountered problems when you try to load AVI to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, read this article to solve the AVI to Premiere Pro issues.

“I have just got myself a new Toshiba Camileo X100 and it shoots in 1080i60 and the raw video files are in an .AVI format there are also backups stored as thm.AVI. When I try to import these files into Premiere on my Macbook Pro I get an error message saying "codec missing or unavailable.”

“When I try to import any video file (e.g. AVI files) in Adobe Premiere Pro cc in my Macbook Air, I get this error: “codec missing or unavailable”.

Maybe you have same trouble, no worry, keep reading. As we know, AVI is just a container for a video format, and can contain videos encoded in different formats. The error you're seeing says that Adobe Premiere does not know how to process the video format that's within the AVI file, that is to say, AVI codec is not recogonized by Premiere Pro.

Faced with this situation, you would have to find out the codec used for the video within the AVI file and then download and install the appropriate codec on your system. To find out the codec for the file, examine it using a tool like QuickTime or VLC and see if you can use the Inspectors in these to get the video and audio codecs for your file. If these two don't work, you would have to find a third program to transcode AVI to Premiere Pro supported format. According to, you clearly know Premiere Pro most supported MPEG-2 format. 

So let powerful iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac help you, which enables you to encode AVI to Premiere Pro compatible format without any quality loss. This top Video Converter Ultimate is a comprehensive video conversion application that allows you to convert a wide variety of formats to almost any output format, including 3D. The software easy to use, even the advanced features are not hard to figure out. There are only a handful of missing features that you probably won't even notice. What’s more, this universal video converter can handle almost any video file type, and it has an impressive list of editing tools. Read review to learn more about the easy-to-use video converter.

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How to Transcode AVI file to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing?

Step 1. After downloading, install and run this top-quality converter, click "Add File " button to locate the AVI files you want to add.

Step 2. Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > "MEPG-2(*.mpg)". The setting seamlessly fits Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS3/CS6 and CC.


The Mac Samsung AVI converter for Premiere enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding AVI to MPEG-2. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

Step 3. Finally, hit the big convert button at the bottom right corner and the conversion from Samsung AVI to Adobe Premiere Pro will begin immediately on your Mac

After the conversion is finished, get the converted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import converted video files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS3/CS6/CC in Mac for further editing without any hassle.

Premiere Pro allows you to import a single video clip, multiple clips, or an entire folder of clips. You can also import a variety of audio and still image files, including sequences of images and layered Photoshop files.

To bring up the import window, use one of these methods:

  • Select File > Import from the main menu.
  • Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+I (Windows), Cmd+I (Mac).
  • Double-click inside the Project Panel.

Once the import window is open...

  • To import a single file: Locate and select the file, then click Open.
  • To import multiple files: Hold down the Control key to select multiple files, then click Open.
  • To import a folder of files: Locate and select the folder you want to import, then click Folder. A new bin is created in the Project window, containing the contents of the folder.

Note: You can also import files by dragging them from Windows Explorer into the Premiere Pro Project Panel.

So easy to import AVI video to Premiere Pro for editing, enjoy freely!

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Comments: 12
  • #1

    fraps avi to sony movie studio (Tuesday, 17 May 2016 22:28)

    The easy workaround to get Sony Movie Studio work with Fraps AVI files is to convert Fraps AVI to MPEG-2 codec, which ensures the best results when using in Sony Vegas Movie Studio 10/11/12/13.

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    jessendeen (Wednesday, 26 October 2016 06:15)

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