Tips Importing MP4 Video to Sony Vegas Pro

When I import MP4 video to Sony Vegas, the error basically says unsupported file format. I have tried using HandBrake to change the codec to but it didn’t work. Any help would be immensely appreciated?

Although as it claimed that Sony Vegas offers support for MP4 video, whereas other MP4 files absolutely require QuickTime. And some MP4 recordings from camcorders like GoPro, DJI, Sony Bloggie also can’t supported by Vegas Pro natively. The reason of the error mostly lays in the video format codec parameters. Not all MP4 files are supported by Vegas Pro, but some special .mp4, such as .mp4 (avc video codec, aac audio codec) videos.

Solution 1: Install the K Lite Codec Pack 

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 another approach.

Solution 2: Convert MP4 to Sony Vegas supported video

To finish the task, a lot of forum members has recommended the utility DumboFab Video Converter. By running it,you can convert any video file including MP4 to Sony Vegas Pro compatible format with the original quality.  Moreover, the program also offers immense video output formats including ProRes, DNxHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, etc. and high-speed transcoding experience.

Steps on How to convert MP4 to Sony Vegas Pro natively supported format

Step 1. Open the best video converter, you can directly drag and drop source .mp4 files, or click Add Video button on the toolbar to load MP4 files.

Step 2. Click Format pull down list, select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2(*.mpg). You can also choose the WMV, MOV as the output format.

Step 3. Hit Convert button in the lower right corner and the conversion will begin in no time. Once done, Sony Vegas should be able to import the converted MP4 clips without any trouble.

Author: Chris Gu

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