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How to upload video clips from Canon T3i/T4i to Sony Vegas Pro

Summary: The Sony Vegas Pro won't import Canon T3i/T4i projects. The easy workaround is to transcode Canon MOV to MPEG-2/WMV for Sony Vegas Pro 9/10/11/12 smooth editing.

The Canon EOS Rebel T3i, T4i offer the best of EOS photography in a compact package. They are also ideal for video shooting and the capturing of spectacular stills. With a new Vari-angle LCD and more Fps options in 1080p HD, the Canon T3i/T4i is a fierce warrior in its class. Well, the Canon T3i, T4i record videos in H.264 MOV format, which is not an ideal editing format. If you want to get smooth editing with your Canon T3i/T4i MOV files in Sony Vegas Pro, read on to find the solution below.

Canon T3i/T4i (EOS 600D/650D) videos are saved in 1080p30 .mov with H.264 as video codec and stereo sound with internal or external mics. Other cameras in ‘Rebel’ series, like Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i), Canon EOS 70D(Rebel T5i), and Canon EOS 1000D (Rebel XS) also records videos in H.264 MOV format. But this MOV video format came from Canon EOS is a FULL HD format that is highly compressed, its .mov formats can not easily and directly import and edit with Sony Vegas Pro or other editing programs.

To edit Canon MOV footages in Vegas Pro, MPEG-2 or WMV video is highly recommended because you can enjoy a smoother and faster editing process. Brorsoft Video Converter, a top Canon h.264 MOV Converter for Sony Vegas Pro is an excellent tool to transcode MOV to MPEG-2/WMV for Sony Vegas Pro. It makes the experience of editing Canon T3i/T4i HD Video with Sony Vegas Pro as fast and seamless as possible.

Anyhow, for Canon EOS camera users, it is a best choice to import Canon MOV footage into Vegas Pro.

Step 1. Load H.264 .mov footage to Canon MOV Converter

Transfer h.264 encoded .mov files from Canon T3i/T4i camcorder to your HDD via USB cable. Run the top Canon H.264 MOV to Vegas Pro Converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mov footage.

Step 2. Set a Sony Vegas Pro friendly format

Click on the Format box to get the dropdown menu. Select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format. WMV is also the proper choice.

Step 3. Set possible best quality for editing

Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. E.g. Set video size to 1920*1080 when you feel like to keep 1080p as the source file features.

Step 4. Start transcoding Canon MOV to MPEG-2

Start the process to convert Canon Rebel T3i/T4i .mov files to MPEG-2/WMV for Sony Vegas Pro best workflow by clicking the big “Convert” button.

Once the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, feel free to import and edit converted load Canon Rebel T3i/T4i .mov files with Vegas Pro 9/10/11/12.

Additional editing features of the Canon MOV to MPEG-2 Converter:

1. Combine files together- check the files to be merged in file list and check ‘Merge into one’ box beside ‘Settings’ button.
2. Deinterlace- click ‘Editor’, switch to ‘Effect’ tab, find ‘Deinterlacing’ box, and check it to eliminate interlacing lines.
3. Thumbnail- click ‘Snapshoot’ button when previewing the video. Click ‘Option’ to set the image format of screenshots.
4. Trim a section of the movie- click ‘Editor’, switch to ‘Trim’ tab, and input time point in start and end box.

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