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Adobe Premiere Pro: Import

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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:

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

Once the import window is open...

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


Supported Formats (CS5)

Video & animation formats
3GP, 3G2; ASF (Netshow, Windows only); AVI (DV-AVI, Microsoft AVI Type 1 and Type 2); DLX (Sony VDU File Format Importer, Windows only); DPX; DV (raw DV stream, a QuickTime format); FLV and F4V (excluding video encoded with the Sorenson Spark video codec); GIF (Animated GIF); M1V (MPEG-1 Video File); M2T (Sony HDV); M2TS (Blu-ray BDAV MPEG-2 Transport Stream, AVCHD); M4V (MPEG-4 Video File); MOV (QuickTime Movie; in Windows, requires QuickTime player); MP4 (QuickTime Movie, XDCAM EX); MPEG, MPE, MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2), M2V (DVD-compliant MPEG-2); MTS (AVCHD); MXF (Media eXchange Format; P2 Movie: Panasonic Op-Atom variant of MXF, with video in DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra; XDCAM HD Movie, Sony XDCAM HD 50 (4:2:2), Avid MXF Movie); R3D (RED camera); SWF; VOB; WMV (Windows Media, Windows only)

Audio formats
; AAC; AC3 (including 5.1 surround); AIFF, AIF; ASND (Adobe Sound Document); AVI (Video for Windows); M4A (MPEG-4 Audio); MP3 (MP3 Audio); MPEG, MPG (MPEG Movie); MOV (QuickTime; requires QuickTime player); MXF (Media eXchange Format; P2 Movie: Panasonic Op-Atom variant of MXF, with video in DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra; XDCAM HD Movie, Sony XDCAM HD 50 (4:2:2), Avid MXF Movie); WMA (Windows Media Audio, Windows only); WAV (Windows WAVeform)

Still-image formats
AI, EPS; BMP, DIB, RLE; EPS; GIF; ICO (Icon File) (Windows only); JPEG (JPE, JPG, JFIF); PICT; PNG; PSD; PSQ (Adobe Premiere 6 Storyboard); PTL, PRTL (Adobe Premiere title); TGA, ICB, VDA, VST; TIF

Project/EDL formats
AAF (Advanced Authoring Format); AEP, AEPX (After Effects project); CSV, PBL, TXT, TAB (batch lists); EDL (CMX3600 EDLs); PLB (Adobe Premiere 6.x bin) (Windows only); PPJ (Adobe Premiere 6.x project) (Windows only); PREL (Adobe Premiere Elements project) (Windows only); PRPROJ (Premiere Pro project); PSQ (Adobe Premiere 6.x storyboard) (Windows only); XML (FCP XML)


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