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Import Audio Files into Adobe Premiere

This page shows you how to import digital audio files into Adobe Premiere Pro. Any of the following formats can be imported directly: AIFF, AVI, MOV, MP3, WAV, WMA.

Select File > Import from the main menu. Locate and select the audio file, then click Open. The file will be immediately added to the Project window.

Conforming Audio

When you import an audio file, Adobe Premiere conforms (converts) the file to the project's audio sample rate at 32-bit quality. This provides maximum quality and editing flexibility, and ensures that all audio in the project is consistent. As the audio is being conformed a progress message appears in the status bar like so:

Conforming Audio

This can cause a slight delay when importing audio files, but once the conversion has been done, no more conforming is required during editing.

Conformed files are stored in a folder called "Conformed Audio Files". To specify where this folder is located, see Edit > Preferences > Scratch Disks. We recommend using the same location as the project, to keep all the files together.

If you happen to delete or lose the conformed files it doesn't matter — they will be automatically recreated when Premiere realises they are missing.