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Best 4K Footage to Premiere Pro CC 2018 Workflow

With a Drone 4K camcorder or 4K portable device, you can easily capture sharper videos in 3840×2160 pixels at 25 or 30fps. However, users may encounter a painful time when importing and editing 4K footage with Premiere Pro CC 2018. Issues as below:

Can’t import 4K footage to Premiere Pro CC 2018

Q: “I am running El Capitan with Adobe Premiere CC 2018. I received some 4k Footage and I cannot import it, it gives me the beachball. I eventually have to force quit it. Any solution?”

4K Choppy playback – unable to edit

Q: “I’m currently running Windows 8, and using Premier Pro 2018. I recently recorded 4k footage using my DJI Phantom 4 Pro Plus, and when I import it in PP, and go to watch the playback it is extremely choppy and laggy, making it impossible to edit.”

Actually, Premiere is more CPU intensive and you need to update your CPU and GPU to have 4K support. Another, Premier Pro CC 2018 will work with the H.265 codec provided you import as an MP4. If by chance the file is recorded as a .MOV, change the extension to .MP4 before importing into Premier Pro CC 2018. To solve these issues, we strongly advise you transcode/convert 4K footage to Premiere Pro CC 2018 more compatible 1080p MPEG-2, H.264 MP4 formats before importing.

The job can be done effortlessly with the help of Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac. With it, you can quickly convert footage from DJI Phantom, GoPro Hero, Panasonic GH Series Drone camera or other 4K devices to Premiere Pro CC 2018 supported video formats without losing quality. Besides, you can also do batch conversion from AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, VOB, MKV, AVI, MP4, MOV, etc. to Premiere Pro CC 2018 and more NLE editing software. If you’re using a Windows PC, simply turn to Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate.

Free download best 4K to Premiere video converter:

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Step 1. Install and run best 4K to Premiere video converter, then click “load file” button to import your 4K footage to the program.


Step 2. Hit the “Format” box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas – > MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format and then set the output destination as you want.


Tip: You can click “Settings” button to adjust output parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc.

Step 3. Finally, click the “Convert” button to convert/transcode 4K footage to 1080P MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CC 2018. Once finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MPEG-2 files, then import and edit the converted 4K footage videos with Premiere Pro CC a breeze.

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2 Responses

  1. Jacky says:

    Awesome! This could be by far the most helpful thing on the topic I have ever come across. Thank you for your work.

  1. 21st May 2018

    […] friendly format like DNxHD .mov for Avid Media Composer. Besides, you can also convert MKV to Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, etc. If you are running on Windows, please turn to its equivalent […]

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