Whenever I import a video rendered in Blender into Premiere, the video in Premiere only shows a random frame from a different source for the duration of the video.

My current workflow (with workaround) is:

  1. Put frames in Blender 2.75 video sequence editor
  2. Render out animation with H.264 format/file format
  3. Run through Handbrake (because when I put the file straight into Premiere the problem above happens)
  4. Use the new Handbrake video file in Premiere

I need a way to cut out the Handbrake steps, does anyone have working render settings that I could use to export to Adobe Premiere?

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    $\begingroup$ Don't use a video format to export from blender. Use an image sequence in EXR, PNG or Tiff format (@16bit if you care for the quality) Import those images into premiere as a sequence. $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Jul 19, 2015 at 1:50
  • $\begingroup$ I don't believe this is an option for me because when I tried to do this I only got a one frame sequence. I'm pretty sure it happened because the frames I have are irregularly (non-sequentially) named and this tutorial (youtube.com/watch?v=q9kH7R54tkU) says they need to be. $\endgroup$ Jul 19, 2015 at 2:15

2 Answers 2


What I ended up doing was following cegaton's suggestion (I don't know if I'm able to say a comment answered my question) in which they told me to import the frames as a sequence.

At first I thought I was unable to because of the frame's irregular naming pattern, but then I found this thread (https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/3/926297) which suggested to do a batch rename in Adobe Bridge to give all the frames a consistent naming scheme.

To batch rename, open up bridge, select the files you want to rename (hopefully they are already in order) and go to tools -> batch rename.


i open the rendered h264 animation files from blender in windows movie maker save them from there, and then they'l work in premier pro. if i don't put them through movie maker first they just bounce right off prem pro, it says they are damaged, but after banging them through windows movie maker they're fine.

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    $\begingroup$ Keep in mind that every time you re-encode you are likely to loose information and degrade the quality of the video. $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Mar 1, 2018 at 21:12

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