Tuesday, March 15, 2016

How To Fix MP4 File Import Error on Sony Vegas Pro

Problems when Sony Vegas dealing with MP4 files

Since version 8.0, Sony Vegas does read MP4 files, but not all MP4 files are accepted well. We will still meet problems in importing and opening some of the MP4 files to Sony Vegas.

When you tried to import MP4 to Sony Vegas, the program told you there was an error in his files. Such kind of things might happen to every Sony Vegas user who wants to import MP4 to Sony Vegas for editing.

The reason of the error lays in the video format codec parameters. As it mentioned not all MP4 files are supported by Sony Vegas, some special mp4, such as mp4 (avc video codec, aac audio codec) videos. 

What's video format can import and edit in Sony Vegas Pro?

Well, surprising if you're not already a Vegas Pro user anyway. These include old standby formats like DV (either AVI or MOV) and HDV as well as others which are less commonly used as source footage such as MPEG-2 and WMV, some types of MPEG-4, and others.

You just have to install these two codec files and then it should fix that problem.

By installing QuickTime Player, you also install necessary MP4 codes for importing MP4 to Sony Vegas easily. Or you can install the K Lite Codec Pack for missing video codec. However, Installing K Lite Codec Pack also installs all kinds of codes and components which may brings unknown issues for your computer. And it does not uninstall cleanly. If don't want to install a pile of codecs on your PC, try another approach.

Then you'd better convert your videos to Sony Vegas Pro accepted files.

In order to import MP4 to Sony Vegas, to edit MP4 files in Sony Vegas since then, you need to convert MP4 to Sony Vegas compatible videos. If you temporarily have no idea about what to do, you can take Pavtube Video Converterinto consideration which is able to convert all kind of the MP4 files in different codecs into MPEG-2 or WMV for Sony Vegas. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality.

Also with it you can adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels... make it more suitable for the Sony Vegas or other NLEs.

Besides Sony Vegas, this program can help you convert then import MP4 video to Premiere Pro/CS 4/CS 5/CS 6, Pinnacle Studio, DaVinci Resolve and more NLEs.

If you are running on Mac, and have the issue to import and edit MP4 files with FCPiMovie, FCE, Avid MC, please get the Mac Version.

The trail-before-purchase is supported, just feel free to try it:


Warm tip: The conversion speed is very fast because it supports batch conversion and NVIDIA CUDA & ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies. It converts multiple video clips at the same time, moreover it can shut down computer after the process is complete, so run the app overnight and you could enjoy the created videos next morning when you are up.

Install and run it, you will see the interface. The following is a simple instruction of how to use this Pavtube Video Converter: 

How to Convert and Import MP4 Files to Sony Vegas Pro

Step 1. Click the button “File” to add MP4 files (or directly drag and drop your files) to the Converter.

Tips: When the MP4 files are loaded to the Pavtube Video Converter, you can view the videos from the Preview window. Simply select an item and click the “Play” button. When the video is playing, you are allowed to take snapshoot.

Step 2. From "Format" drop-down list, select to out "Adobe Premiere/Sony... "> "MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" format for editing with Sony Vegas.

Step 3. You can click “settings” to adjust the output parameters, like resolution, bitrate, etc. Don't forget the balance between video quality and size. 

Step 4. Last, click the "Convert" button to start MP4 to Sony Vegas Pro conversion. 

That's all you are required to do. In fact, this video converter can help you do more. 

Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MPEG-2 files for Sony Vegas easily. Then, it would be easy for importing and editing MP4 files with Sony Vegas Pro.

Related program

Pavtube HD Video Converter / Mac Version: It is designed for converting HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon), non-protected HD or movies, DVR files (*.tivo) to other file types for playback on popular media devices like Apple TV, PS3, Xobx, Xobx360, WD TV HD Player.

Pavtube Media Magician / Mac Version: A nice camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ MOV/ MKV/ TiVo/ WMV/ AVI/ MPG converter and editor. Meamwhile it supported upload edited video to YouTube directly.

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