How to Import Youtube FLV videos to Adobe Premiere Pro (CS5, CS6, CC)

Having downloaded numbers of Youtube videos? Read our tutorial on how to convert FLV videos from Youtube to Premiere Pro (CS5, CS6, CC) for editing and getting into your own masterpiece. 

To start with, if you are interested in customizing and enhancing your own video on Mac/Win computer, you will need to use a video editor like Adboe Premiere Pro to help you. Suppose that you are a YouTube user, you may have downloaded a lot of FLV videos from Youtube, when loading these Youtube videos into Premiere Pro (CS5, CS6, CC), you may come into the problem that: you file is recognized as an unsupported compression type.

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As far as I know, despite the fact that flash video (FLV) is the most generally compatible format for sharing video on the Internet, Adobe Premiere (CS5, CS6, CC) doesn't accept FLV files from Youtube for editing and re-composition. In a case like this, an easy way to get around this limitation is to convert the Youtube FLV files you wish to edit into a format that is compatible with Premiere Pro, such as like WMV or MPEG.

To make sure the best output video quality for successfully import Youtube FLV files to Adobe Premiere to edit, here we recommend you this Youtube to Premiere Converter for Mac. With it, you can convert youtube video to Premiere supported video formats for easily editing in Adobe Premiere Pro (CS5, CS6, CC). By the way, this Youtube to Premiere converter also provides all common and handy video editing tools, say, crop, cut, rotate, add watermark, subtitle files and various cool effects etc. If need, you can directly edit your Youtube FLV files in this app. Just follow the step-by-step guide below.


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Tutorial on How to Convert Youtube FLV files to Premiere Pro Premiere Pro (CS5, CS6, CC)

Step 1: Load Youtube FLV files


Run Youtube FLV to Premiere Converter for Mac (For win users: try Pavtube HD Video Converter) and load source FLV video clips to it. You can import video to the program through “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button. 

Convert Youtube flv to Premiere

Step 2: Choose Premiere Pro preferred output format for conversion. 

Pavtube AVI to Premiere Converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPEG-2 format. Of course, you can also select WMV or MOV for editing in Premiere Pro (CS5, CS6, CC). 

Premiere Pro supported format

In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. 


Step 3: Convert Youtube FLV to Premiere Pro compatible video. 

Click “Convert” button to start converting Youtube FLV to MPEG-2 for importing to Premiere Pro. When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files. 

Step 4: Import converted videos into Premiere Pro (CS5, CS6, CC). 

You’re now ready to get the result files into Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing. Launch Premiere Pro (CS5, CS6, CC) on your Mac, choose “File > Import to import any file. If you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts, press Command+I to open the standard Import dialog. 

import video to premiere pro

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