Once you have tried to import MP4 to Sony Vegas Pro to make your own masterpieces, you may get disappointed because we find not all MP4 files can be supported by Sony Vegas well. Personally when I try to import .mp4 file into Sony Vegas Pro only the audio is visible. What I need is to directly find a proper codec that Vegas can handle or convert MP4 to Sony Vegas compatible video codec.
In my first try, I Installed the K Lite Codec Pack some guys recommend. I think it is a possible solution. But I found 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. I didn’t like the way.
In the later try, I applied the video app I’m using Brorsoft Video Converter and encode MP4 to MPEG-2 for editing in Sony Vegas Pro. When I drag the result videos into Vegas, it imports and can be edited smoothly. Now, I will present the step-by-step guide on converting MP4 to MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13.
P.S. Brorsoft Video Converter review: 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.
Encoding MP4 files to Sony Vegas Pro for further editing
1. Download, install and run the MP4 to Sony Vegas Converter; click “Add Videos” icon to load your source videos.
2. Hit the “Format” bar and select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. It ensures the smooth editing with Sony Vegas Pro.
3. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting MP4 for importing to Vegas Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Sony Vegas Pro perfectly.