Can’t import AVI files into Sony Vegas Pro for smooth editing? Simply follow this tutorial to find the reason and the best way to fix AVI and Sony Vegas incompatible issues.
Although Sony Vegas Pro claims that it supports AVI format, sometimes you will find it a painful experience to load AVI files to Sony Vegas Pro for editing. There are two typical issues quoted as below:
Q1: Can't open AVI in Sony Vegas- "I'm new to Sony Vegas just saying. When i drag my avi file (which came from the ingame recorder) it comes up with a message of *none of the files dropped on vegas pro could be opened*."
Q2: AVIs come with sound only in Vegas- " I just downloaded 3 episodes of a show in .avi and when I try to put them in Sony Vegas, only the sound shows up, there's no video track or picture at all. I can play it in VLC Player…
AVI files are container format with different video and audio codecs inside. Generally, Sony Vegas won’t import AVI files created by Windows Movie Maker; captured from VHS, CamStudio or other source smoothly. To fix the AVI and Sony Vegas Pro incompatible issues, the best and easiest way is to transcode AVI to a more editing-friendly format like MPEG-2 for Vegas.
Now I share the guide with you how to convert AVI video to Sony Vegas Pro friendly format using Brorsoft Video Converter. With it, you can effortlessly convert AVI to Sony Vegas compatible MPEG-2 codec without quality loss. Meanwhile, the output videos will seamlessly fit Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13. Here is how to do it.
How to convert AVI to MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas
1. Download, install and run the AVI 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 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 AVI for importing to Sony Vegas Pro immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13 perfectly.
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