I use Sony Vegas Platinum 13 and want to play with one of the new Panasonic GH4 4K files in it. I ordered the GH4 so I want to work on the workflow to see it work. Searching online, I got some tech support for editing Panasonic GH4 4K in Sony Vegas Platinum 13. If you are also seeking for the simplest way to import 4K videos to Sony Vegas Movie Studio from Panasonic GH4, you can read on to get more info.
As you see, the headline feature of the Panasonic GH4 is that it can shoot 4K video in .MP4, .MOV format, capturing either Quad HD (3840 x 2160) at up to 29.97p or ‘Cinema 4K’ (4096 x 2160) at up to 24p. But the problem is it’s not easy to work Panasonic GH4 4K MP4/MOV in Sony Vegas Platinum 13. Working with 4K files can be taxing on your computer, especially if you don’t have the most powerful machine to edit on. From our tests it looks like Sony Vegas Movie Studio has to create a lower resolution proxy file to display in the NLE while you edit. It would be a complex and time-consuming process. An alternative way is to convert Panasonic GH4 4K video to Sony Vegas Platinum 13 compatible videos and then import directly.
Brorsoft Video Converter would be the best solution for you. This video converter perfectly works as the 4K to Sony Vegas Converter that helps you convert XAVC, XAVC S or any 4K files to MPEG-2, which is the best format for Vegas to edit with ease. No expensive add-ons or plug-ins are required. With it, you may also transcode 4K video to Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing.
Converting Panasonic DMC-GH4 4K footage to Vegas Platinum 13
1. Launch the 4K file converter and click add button to import Panasonic 4k clips to the program for converting.
2. Click on the Format box to get the dropdown menu. Select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format.
Tip: 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 to get 4K files converted for working with Sony Vegas Platinum 13 smoothly. You’d better adjust original 4K video to HD quality.
3. Hit the convert button to start transcoding Panasonic GH4 4K MOV/MP4 to Sony Vegas Platinum 13. After the conversion, click Open to get the output videos. Then, import or just drag and drop the converted 4K files to the timeline for easy editing.