What if Sony Vegas Pro 13 only imports audio from .MOV

Published on by Chris King

If you have any issue when importing MOV files to Sony Vegas Pro 13 like it just import audio from mov, follow this simple guide, which offers you a quick fix for the problems with MOV and Sony Vegas. 

What if Sony Vegas Pro 13 only imports audio from .MOV

I got some files for a short movie I recorded to edit on Sony Vegas Pro 13 on my pc. The files are .mov files, recorded with Black Magic camera. However when I import MOV into Vegas Pro 13, problem occurred: it only imports audio from MOV to Sony Vegas timeline. I don’t mean the video is black, I mean it does not import it at all, just the sound. I can play the file fine on both QuickTime and WMP with visual. What’s the best solution to the MOV to Sony Vegas Pro incompatible issues?

I de-installed and re-installed both QuickTime and Sony Vegas. It didn’t work. Hell I even tried to rename my MOV to .mp4... Nothing. I post the problem is a forum, and a kind guy gave some hints: if you need low bitrate to get the file size down AND you want to do your final render from those same files, I would suggest you transcode the camera original MOV files to something Sony Vegas Pro prefers.

Running Brorsoft Video Converter I own, I tried to convert MOV to MPEG-2 for Vegas with least quality loss. When I import the converted files to Sony Vegas Pro 13, YES, it worked. And now I want to share the way to convert and import MOV files to Vegas Pro 13 in detail. If you are in such trouble, get some tips here.

P.S. Brorsoft Video Converter reviews: This is a professional video converter tool. With it you can convert MOV to editable format for Sony Vegas as well as Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Avid Studio, Magix Movie Edit Pro and more other NLE. Download this software and enjoy your funny videos on the go now!

Guide: Transcoding MOV footage for Sony Vegas Pro 13

Step 1:  Launch the best MOV to Sony Vegas Pro Converter, and click the “Add” button to load the video clips. If you want to merge MOV clips, just need to check the “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: 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.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary.

Step 4: Click the convert button on the main interface to start converting MOV to MPEG-2 for editing in Sony Vegas Pro 13

All these are the basics of getting your MOV files to Sony Vegas without any video, audio issue. When the conversion is completed, click Open to locate the folder where you put the converted files. Now transfer the output .MPG files to Sony Vegas Pro and then you can have a smooth editing.

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