Using your video footage from Lumia 930 running DP in Adobe Premiere

In the last couple of weeks I have spent many hours filming and editing footage that I have taken with my Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia 1020. One problem I have encountered with the Lumia 930 is that Adobe Premiere CC won’t import the footage. “This file has no audio or video streams” will popup in the moment you try to import or use any of the videos. Up until recently I had to use the Video Tuner app to export the videos again just so it could be in a format that Adobe Premiere would accept. As I found out the hard way, there really is no good free video converter tool out there that could handle the 930s videos.

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A couple of days ago I tried again with some new footage and then I thought; “What the heck, I’ll just rename the extension to m2ts and see if it works”. To my surprise it actually did work. When I changed the filename from .mp4 to .m2ts it worked like a charm. Adobe Premiere imported it without no hassle.

I have yet to discover why this is ‘nor have I spent time researching it either.

So if you’re in the same spot as I was in, then try renaming the file to .m2ts and see if it works. I have to point out that my Lumia 930 is running the Cyan firmware and is also Developer Preview enabled running the latest Update 1. It might be some issues with that. I don’t know.

Got any tips or clues? Post them below!