Workaround for Editing AVI in Sony Movie Studio

Published on by Chris King

You may find that Sony Movie Studio won’t import AVI videos smoothly. What you can do to resolve the issues is to transcode AVI to Sony Movie Studio more “edit” friendly format.

Workaround for Editing AVI in Sony Movie Studio

I’m making a short film with Sony Movie Studio(13) with some AVI videos my client sent me. Is there an easy way that allows easy import AVI files into Sony Movie Studio correctly? I’m seeking the AVI to Sony Movie Studio best workflow.

Searching some clues online, I found the fact is that when importing AVI to Sony Movie Studio for editing, many guys complained some of the AVI files can't be accepted by Sony Vegas Movie Studio.  Actually, AVI is a container for many possible video codecs. There are a lot of exotic video codecs in use and Movie Studio cannot decode them all. The two biggest culprits are DivX and Xvid- Sony Movie Studio can't read them. That's basic reason why we can't import some AVI files to Sony Movie Studio, although AVI is on the Sony Movie Studio supported video format list.

If you’re in such a situation, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Get an AVI converter and transcode AVI files to MPEG-2, Sony Movie Studio most compatible format, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. For this purpose, this article will show you how to convert AVI to MPEG-2 for Sony Movie Studio 10/11/12/13 in detail.

How to Convert AVI for Editing in Sony Movie Studio smoothly

Step 1: Download, install and run Brorsoft Video Converter, and then click the “Add” button to load the .avi videos.

The program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a professional AVI converter. With it, you can effortlessly transcode AVI to MPEG-2 for Sony Movie Studio/Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas Pro, WMV for Windows Movie Maker, AVI for Pinnacle Studio, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer for native editing. What’s more, this video converter supports encoding between WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, MXF, MTS, MOV, etc almost all video file types.(Learn more Video and Audio Tips.)

Step 2: Click "Format" bar and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as output format on the drop-down menu.

Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.

Step 3: Simply click the "Convert" button to start converting AVI to Sony Movie Studio and everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”.

You're done. Now your AVI files will be converted into MPG files ready to be imported to Sony Movie Studio beautifully.

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