Summary: In this page we give you the easy solution for solving Sony Vegas can't open H.264 files, so that you can import and edit H.264 videos in Sony Vegas Pro successfully.
To edit some H.264 video clips on Windows PC, Sony Vegas Pro is a nice choice. But what if you have some H.264 video files which are unrecognizable by Sony Vegas? In fact, that’s a common problem. More than one guys find that GoPro H.264(mp4), Canon EOS H.264(.mov), Nikon DSLR H.264(.mov) footage or some other source can’t supported by Sony Vegas Pro well. Get some tech support from online, I’ve found out the best way to import H.264 to Sony Vegas Pro for editing. If you are also in the trouble, seek for the solution below. I will give you some hints.
In most cases, Sony Vegas can’t open H.264 files. Even the Vegas Pro can support the H.264 videos, the process is painfully slow. Actually, H.264 needs a lot of processing power to decode, so it is difficult to decode on the fly. So how to get around this? It would be to convert H.264 files to a lossless format that is easier to edit for Sony Vegas Pro. I used Brorsoft Video Converter to encode all of my H.264 videos to MPEG-2 for using in Sony Vegas.
Overall, it is one of the best H.264 file converter tool for us. The program comes with several optimized format for Sony Vegas, which enable you to transcode H.264 to MPEG-2 for editing with Sony Vegas Pro directly without any rendering or codec problems. Plus, it also allows you to convert H.264 to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, WMV for Windows Movie Maker, etc with best results. Download it and follow the tutorial below to convert H.264 files to Sony Vegas Pro 11/12/13 effortlessly.
How to Convert H.264 video clips to Sony Vegas Pro
Step 1: Add H.264 files > Install and launch the H.264 to Sony Vegas Converter, and then click “Add Files” button to import your H.264 .mp4, .avi, .mov files to the software.
Tip: If you wanna combine H.264 video clips into one file, you can click the “Merge into one” box.
Step 2: Select output format > 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: Click Settings icon, you can customize audio and video parameters Video Codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 3: Convert H.264 to Sony Vegas Pro > Click the convert button under the preview window, the converter will start encoding H.264 clips for importing to Sony Vegas Pro.
After the conversion is finished, just click “Open” button to get the converted H.264 files to Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13 for further editing perfectly.
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