Apple iTunes integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5

These days, more and more stock music providers deliver royalty free music via iTunes. In other NLEs, you’ll typically have to dig around in your iTunes music folder to find the file, convert the mp3 file, move it to a directory with the rest of your media, and finally import the music file into your project. I’ve always found this a rather painful process. How about you?

In Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, this process has been greatly streamlined. Let’s see how it’s done. To import iTunes music files, do the following:

  1. Launch Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5.
  2. Launch Apple iTunes – the iTunes interface will now be in the foreground.
  3. In iTunes, locate the music file you wish to import into Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5.
  4. Drag and drop the music file into the project panel. You can drag it directly into a bin, if desired.
  5. The music file will now be available to use in your project.

Though it isn’t a major feature of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, this is a really cool way to get your royalty-free music from iTunes into Premiere Pro with ease.

5 Responses to Apple iTunes integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5

  1. Kim Hill says:

    Good job! This is very handy, and actually better support than in some pro DJ software!

  2. Chuck Bolland says:

    Very usefull

  3. Nelson James says:

    Thanks, I was wondering if I’d put itunes on my NLE, but with this I can see that it’s definately worthwhile to have.

  4. Does this mean that the file remains in its original folder on the hard drive ? Maybe not the best way to work if you wanna make sure that all the files used in the project are located in the same project folder ? If you have to reconnect your files for whatever reason , you would have to look for the files in a lot of folders in your computer.

    • kmonahan says:

      Thanks for the input. I agree, it’s probably not the best workflow if you want to save your source files all in one folder. It’s cool for down and dirty projects, though.