Blu-ray footage importing issues with Adobe Premiere Elements 15

Did footages from Blu-ray just go straight to Premiere Elements? In this article, we’ll give you the tips how to import and edit Blu-ray files with Premiere Elements 15 without problems.

Often considered a pared-down version of Adobe’s Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements 15 is still an excellent video editor. Buoyed by its user-friendliness, the cross-platform (Mac and Windows 10) Premiere Elements 15 is full of features and options that can be enjoyed by both amateurs and professionals. Once you import media, the workflow is standard with organizing video clips into a timeline, applying any post-effects and then previewing/publishing the final product. Basic additions such as creating video collages, enhancing audio, de-hazing landscapes and stabilizing video are all present to help create the best possible product. Adobe even adds some smart features such as turning frowns upside down or adding a motion blur for creating a dramatic look at sports or action scenes. The built-in companion organizer will help keep previous assets sorted and organized for quickly locating after upload, so it’s easy to re-discover previously finished and draft products.

Although the Premiere Elements 15 added many new features, it still can’t support Blu-ray or DVD files. You will encounter incompatibility issues when import Blu-ray to Premiere Elements. In order to use Blu-ray footage in Premiere Elements smoothly, you should transcode Blu-ray videos to Premiere Elements edit-friendly file type.

In this case, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac comes out for you, which can help you to convert Blu-ray and DVD files into a different, and ideally more edit friendly, compression format like MPEG-2. So you can edit Blu-ray/DVD footage with Adobe Premiere Elements smoothly. Plus, with the built-in video editing feature of the program, you can trim, crop, add watermark and more to your video files. If you are running on Windows, please turn to its equivalent Windows version Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Step 1. Load your Blu-ray/DVD movies

Click the button “File”, and from the sublist, click “Load from disc” to load your Blu-ray/DVD movies; In addition, click the main file of the Blu-ray/DVD movies you can select the subtitle and audio track as you like.

Step 2. Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPG, MOV or WMV format.

Tip: You can click “Settings” button to adjust output parameters as you want, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.

Step 3. Click Convert button to start transcoding Blu-ray to MPEG-2 for Premiere Elements on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” to find the .MPG videos which can be imported to Premiere Elements 15 directly. You’ve done.

Additional Tips:

This versatile Blu-ray/DVD to Premiere Elements Converter can also export optimal formats for Avid MC, FCP, iMovie, etc editing programs. If you want to edit Blu-ray media in Final Cut Pro, please choose the “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output; For iMovie or FCE, choose the “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”. For Avid MC, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output format.

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