Do you want to save your Adobe Premiere project as an MP4?
Do you need to share it with someone, but they don’t have the software to open up the Premiere project file?
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to easily save your project as an MP4 so that anyone can view it.
Keep reading for all the details!
Part 1: What Causes Premiere Pro MP4 Only Audio and No Video?
According to Ad
obe’s official support, Premiere Pro natively supports video formats such as Apple ProRes, ASF, AVI, DNxHD, DNxHR, H.264 AVC, HEVC, MP4, MOV, and audio formats such as AAC, MP3, and so on. When you wish to process videos using Premiere Pro, you can import the above files with file extensions such as.mp4,.mxf,.avi,.mov,.wmv, and so on.
However, MP4 are container formats that can hold many audio, video, or image data formats, but Adobe Premiere Pro only supports MP4 (H.264/AVC), MP4 (H.265/HEVC), and MP4 (H.264/AVC) (QuickTime Movie, XDCAM EX). As a result, if your MP4 video is the extended portion MPEG-4 Part 14 (.mj2,.dvb..dcf..m21,.f4v), or the video is recorded by XDCAM SD, XDCAM HD/HD 422, your video editing program Premiere Pro will not accept it, resulting in the HD/4K video cannot be imported problem.
Aside from the incorrect codec causing Premiere Pro MP4 no video issues, the most common one is codec missing, particularly HEVC codec missing. In truth, Adobe first supported HEVC in Premiere Pro CC 2015, however H.265/HEVC playback functions well in CC 2017.
As a result, early versions of Premiere Pro do not support the HEVC codec. Although updating your program or downloading the HEVC codec may assist, the trial version of Premiere Pro CC does not recognize HEVC files, and only licensed Adobe Creative Cloud members can use the HEVC codec.
The codec format contained in an MP4 container is the most critical component, although your computer setting also plays a role. Even the most recent Premiere Pro struggles to process H.265/HEVC recordings, such as 4K HEVC videos from an iPhone, GoPro, DJI Phantom/Mavic drone, Canon XF 705 camera, and so on, if your computer setups aren’t ideal.
Part 2: How to Fix Premiere Pro Import MP4 No Video Problem?
Based on the data, there are primarily five options available to you. It is important to note that while choosing one of them may save time, checking all of them out will fix the problem once and for all.
Solution 1: Convert an MP4 video to a Premiere Pro-compatible format.
As previously said, the incorrect video codec in your MP4 container can result in Premiere Pro MP4 no video problem. Therefore, we will directly offer the program to help convert MP4 to Premiere Pro MP4 format or other compatible formats such as MOV, FLV, WMV, and so on.
What we’re going to show you is WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. It is a 4K video converter capable of converting between any format up to 4K 60/120/240fps without sacrificing quality. In a few simple steps, you can convert an incompatible MP4 codec to a Premiere Pro-compatible one.
Step 1: Download and install WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe on your PC.
Step 2: Insert your MP4 video by clicking the “+ Video” button in the upper left corner.
Step 3: When the “Output Profile” window appears, select an output format and then click “OK.” We recommend that you choose MP4 (H.264+AAC) as the optimal output because it is supported by the majority of devices and systems.
Step 4: Now, select a destination folder for the converted file by clicking the “Browse” option.
Step 5: Press “RUN” to begin converting.
Please keep in mind that you can use Intel, NVIDIA, or AMD hardware acceleration depending on your GPU to assist speed up the entire conversion process. Check the “Auto Copy” setting if necessary to 1:1 convert your file without losing quality. This solution, by the way, also applies to the HEVC codec missing problem.
Solution 2: If the codec is missing, download the HEVC codec.
Occurs even with current versions of Pr, the “Codec missing or unavailable” problem notice frequently appears when you try to import HEVC MP4 videos. The absence of the HEVC codec, particularly in older versions of Premiere Pro, results in failed HEVC playback or, worse, an error stating that HEVC videos cannot be imported into Premiere Pro.
In such cases, downloading the HEVC codec can be extremely beneficial. When the problem message appears, simply click “OK” and follow the on-screen instructions to download the HEVC codec for Premiere Pro. However, keep in mind that HEVC codec download does not always work when your computer setups are inadequate or the program is too old-generation. In this scenario, video conversion is a better option.
Solution 3: Update Your Software and Examine Your Computer’s System Requirements
Software updates, as they are commonly known, can be extremely beneficial when there are flaws in your software. As HD videos become more frequent and 4K videos become more popular, a higher version of Premiere Pro is required to handle these high definition videos without chokes or bugs. Greater versions of software necessitate higher PC configurations, therefore you should also double-check your PC system requirements for Premiere Pro to ensure everything is in working order.
Solution 4: Compress Larger 4K MP4 Files for Smoother Processing
Another issue we frequently see is that everything works OK when processing SD/HD MP4 video, but when we try to play large-sized 4K 60fps/4K HDR 10-bits or greater files, the images become choppy, mosaic, or even MP4 no video but black screen. To avoid this, simply reduce the size of the MP4 video file before importing it into Adobe Premiere Pro, and the above-mentioned WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe can assist.
Solution 5: Monitor the Video Track During the Video Process
Experienced Premiere Pro users understand that this is fundamental knowledge. It is not enough to simply add your MP4 videos to Premiere Pro; you must also ensure that all of the videos have been added to the video track area. That instance, if you only upload audio tracks but no MP4 videos, the Premiere Pro MP4 only audio no video issue will appear when you try to preview the picture. Do not, however, cross the “eye” icon, as this would also result in the error.
Part 3: How Do I Fix Premiere Pro Export MP4 Without Video?
In this scenario, the reasons are dual. On the one hand, when exporting MP4 video with audio, you must select the appropriate video codec format for your Android device, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. If your Premiere Pro MP4 video only plays audio after exporting, you should consider using a professional MP4 player that supports all MP4 video and audio codecs. Also, when attempting to export your MP4 video, ensure that you have ticked the “V1” box, as this will aid in the export of all the videos you have uploaded.
OUR FINAL THOUGHTS
If you’re trying to save your adobe premiere video as an mp4, it’s important that you know the format of the original file. Once you’ve identified what type of video is in your project – whether its a .mov or .mpg – follow these steps below on how to export and convert this file into an mp4.
FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS
Is MP4 supported by Adobe Premiere?
Many video formats are supported by Adobe Premiere Pro, including MP4, MPEG, MPE, MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2), M2V (DVD-compliant MPEG-2), MTS (AVCHD), MOV, FLV, and AVI. For further information, please visit the Adobe Premiere Pro User Guide.
Which MP4 format is the most suitable?
The most prevalent video file format is MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14). MP4, Apple’s preferred format, is also compatible with the majority of other devices. It stores video, audio, and text files using the MPEG-4 encoding process, but it has a lesser resolution than some others.
What format should my Adobe Premiere video be saved in?
Selecting H. 264 – as the format to export from Premiere Pro is the best option. Then, just below, select your preset – we recommend choosing the YouTube 1080p Full HD preset – but don’t worry, this can be customized to your liking; you don’t want to leave it on the identical setting.