If you're facing problems editing MP4 in Sony Vegas Pro 14/13/12, the easy option is to convert MP4 to a Sony Vegas compatible MOV/MPEG-2/WMV format.
Nowadays, MP4 file is widely known to all because it is supported by various portable media devices. While, how about the compatibility of MP4 files to Non-Linear Editing systems? In this article, we aim to outline the MP4 and Sony Vegas compatibility. If you are facing any relevant issues, read on to get the quick fix.
Why Sony Vegas not support MP4 files?
Although Sony Vegas announced that it can deal with a wide variety of video files including MP4, people still encounter many problems when importing MP4 to Sony Vegas Pro for further video editing. You may say: since MP4 is said to be supported, why Sony Vegas doesn't accept my MP4 files? In fact, the native import of some flavors of MP4 wasn't supported until Vegas 10. In addition, based on our testing, some MP4 files will import into Vegas Pro without QuickTime perfectly, whereas other MP4 files absolutely require QuickTime. The reason of the error mostly lays in the video format codec parameters. Since MP4 is a container instead of a codec, if the MP4 contains a video codec that Sony Vegas can't recognize, for instance, H.265, Sony Vegas Pro (including Vegas 14) won't accept it.
What's the available workflow for getting Sony Vegas and MP4 movies to play nicely?
To get MP4 and Sony Vegas to play nicely, you need to convert MP4 to Sony Vegas friendly format like MOV, MPEG-2, MMV, etc. first. To transcode MP4 files to Sony Vegas, you're recommended to use Dimo Video Converter Ultimate. It supports creating high quality WMV video for your Sony Vegas, no matter what's the format of your source video files. What's more, it also supports various formats of videos to seamlessly fit Sony Movie Studio Platinum, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, etc. editing softwares. Below is a step-by-step guide on converting MP4 video to Sony Vegas compatible formats.
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How to import MP4 files into Sony Vegas
Step 1: Load original MP4 files
Click "Add File" button on the main interface to load your MP4 files once you set up the professional MP4 Converter on your PC. (Drag & Drop function is another way to import the videos.)
Step 2: Select output format
Click "Select Format" column to choose output format. For Sony Vegas editing, "Editor > Sony Vegas" is one of the best compatible video formats for you to choose.
Tips: By clicking the Settings button beside Profile, you can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.
Step 3: Start MP4 to Sony Vegas Conversion
Tap the "Start" button on the main interface to start transcoding or compressing MP4 to Sony Vegas. When finished, the output file is ready for being imported to Sony Vegas for editing. All Vegas versions are supported, including Vegas Pro 14/13/12.
Note: We found people blaming the codec saying K-Lite is that it blindly installs all kinds of components (not just codecs), many of which are not compatible with each other. And it does not uninstall cleanly. If don't want to install a pile of codecs on your PC, try the first approach above.
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