Help with MP4 files in Sony Movie Studio

Published on by Chris King

Tips and Tricks for MP4 files and Sony Movie Studio: In order to import and edit MP4 videos in Sony Movie Studio 10/11/12/13 smoothly, you need convert MP4 to Sony Movie Studio compatible format before start workflow. 

Help with MP4 files in Sony Movie Studio

I'm trying to import footage shot on a Sony EX1 camera in MP4 to Sony Movie Studio for editing. Unfortunately Sony Movie Studio won't allow me to import the MP4 files and an error message comes up saying; "Warning: An error occurred while loading the project file. The file is of an unknown format." Fortunately, after “googling” the problem, I’ve found out an easy way to solve the MP4 to Sony Movie Studio incompatible issue.

Actually, Sony Movie Studio supports MP4, but it only prefers MPEG-4 codec instead of others. However, MP4 as a container format can include various video codecs. So if your MP4 files are not accepted by Sony Movie Studio, it's probably because of the video codec incompatibility. To get rid of the trouble, you need to convert MP4 files to Sony Movie Studio preferred codec and then transfer the converted MP4 videos to Sony Movie Studio for editing.

Now I would show you how to encode MP4 to Sony Movie Studio editing-friendly format step by step with Brorsoft Video Converter, a top video file converter app on the market. With it, you can change MP4 videos to Sony Movie Studio without losing quality. Besides transcoding MP4 to Sony Movie Studio supported videos with optimized settings while keeping the video quality, the all-in-one and easy-to-use toolkit can convert all other popular video formats like AVI, MXF, MOV, WMV, MKV, FLV, MTS, VOB, etc. to Sony Movie Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker natively supported video formats on Windows with fast encoding speed.

How to Import MP4 to Sony Movie Studio

Step 1: Add files > Load MP4video files to the MP4 to Sony Movie Studio Converter program by clicking “Add” button, or drag the MP4 videos to the software directly.

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

Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc. for Sony Movie Studio.

Step 3: Start conversion > Click the Convert icon under the preview window, and the program will start transcode MP4 to MPEG-2 for Sony Movie Studio 10/11/12/13.

After the conversion finished, you can freely import your transcoded MP4 files into Sony Movie Studio for editing.

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