Every time I try and drag the mp4 file into my Vegas Pro only the audio is visible. You may also meet the similar trouble like “Sony Vegas won't open MP4 files” while importing, editing MP4 in Sony Vegas Pro. After a long time research, I finally find two methods that can solve the problem.
Solution 1: Looking around Google results suggests I need a codec. Install the K Lite Codec Pack is a possible solution.
Note: I also 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 another approach.
Solution 2: There are more than one guys online recommend to convert MP4 to Sony Vegas Pro more edit-friendly video like MPEG-2.
I’ve tried it and found this is really an easy and effective way. So I will share the step-by-step guide on converting MP4 to Vegas Pro supported video formats in the following paragraphs to help those who are in the trouble out.
Tutorial: Encoding MP4 files to MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas Pro
First you need to download Brorsoft Video Converter, a powerful and fast high-quality video converter, player and editor. It does a good job in converting .mp4 files to Sony Vegas Pro most compatible format like MPEG-2 with least quality loss. Plus, it supports encoding camera shootings in different formats (H.264 MOV, MTS/M2TS, XAVC, MXF, etc.) to video editing software compatible file types, i.e. MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, WMV for Windows Movie Maker, AVI to Pinnacle Studio to meet your different needs.
Step 1: Run the best MP4 to Vegas Pro Converter, and click the "Add" button to load .mp4 videos.
Tip: If you want to merge MP4 clips, just need to check the “Merge into one” box.
Step 2: Click "Format" bar to determine output format. Follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format. Besides, you can also choose WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) if you want to get a relatively smaller output file.
Tip: 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, etc., in the Profile Settings.
Step 3: Click "Convert" button to convert MP4 to Sony Vegas Pro.
Once the conversion done, you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, just to import and edit MP4 files with Sony Vegas Pro 8/9/10/11/12 at ease.
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