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How to Get Premiere Elements Working with MKV files

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Adobe Premiere Elements with stunning features is a popular video editing tool for us. The newest version is Premiere Elements 13, which supports a wide variety of video and audio file formats and codecs. However, when you try to import the MKV file to Premiere Elements, you will find the playback is very jerky, or even can't use the MKV file in Premiere Elements as source video files and have them look good at all. What's the matter? Is there a possible workflow to edit MKV files in Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10 without problems? Simply check out the tutorial to find the reason and the solution to fix the issue.

As we all know, MKV is an container format that can hold various video and audio codecs. In order to for Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10 to import a MKV file, the codec that a particular file uses must be installed on the computer. However, it's difficult for you to find and install the codec. To make MKV compatible with Premiere Elements, the easy option is to convert MKV to a more editing-friendly format like MPEG-2 for Premiere Elements.

To finish the task, you can adopt EaseFab Video Converter for Mac (El Capitan included) for help. This program can help help you change MKV into a different format (e.g. .mov, .wmv, .mpg) with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Premiere Elements 10/11/12/13 with smooth editing without any trouble. If you are Windows users, please turn to the Windows version. Below is how to.

Free download the MKV to Premiere Elements Converter:

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Simple Steps to Convert MKV to MPEG-2 for Premiere Elements

Step 1. Load MKV files to the software

You can either click "Add" button to import MKV files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program.

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Step 2. Choose the output format

Click "Profile" box and move mouse cursor to "Editing Software" category. Here you can choose "MOV" or "MPEG-2" as the output format. The output videos will seamlessly fit Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4 and more.

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Tip: The default setting works well. Of course, if you want to customize video and audio encoding settings, just click the "Settings" button to customize these settings. You can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.

Step 3. Start transcoding MKV to MPEG-2

Finally, press the Convert button and the program will start to convert MKV files to MPEG-2 which is ready to be imported into Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10 without any problem.