Summary: Trouble importing AVI files into Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12 for smooth editing? Fortunately there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let's find it out here.
Q1: "Hi...I read the manual. I could not find a list of which video file formats Sony Vegas 12 will import. I get a missing codec error when I try to import an AVI file. Will Vegas Pro 12 import AVI files? If not, what is the best file format to convert my AVI files to and not loose any information? I do not care how large my file sizes are, I just want the best video quality. Thanks for the help folks."
Q2: "I have an AVI file, and I want to edit it with VEGAS, but says I cannot open it, because VEGAS need a codec.The file is an AVI, and the codec is xvid. At least, that was the information MEDIAINFO gave me... How may I do VEGAS open it? Would be this the codec I need?"
A lot of users want to import their AVI videos in Sony Vegas for editing. However, most of them encounter the importing problem while trying to
transfer the AVI files in Sony Vegas directly if you search the problem on Google. Some of them can import the AVI video in Sony Vegas, but finally they just got a video without audio, the others even can not import the AVI videos to Sony Vegas with error problem. As we all know, there are many codec for AVI format videos. So although Sony Vegas Official website announced that it can support AVI videos smoothly, then users still met the problem while trying to open the AVI videos in Sony Vegas owing to the codec problem.
Then how can we get rid of this problem? The easiest and fastest way to solve this problem is to transcode AVI videos to MPEG, the most compatible video format for Sony Vegas.
Here, Brorsoft AVI to Sony Vegas Converter is highly recommended to you which allows the users to convert virous common videos such as MOV, MP4, MTS, MXF besides AVI video files from camcorder or internet to WMV, MPG etc Vegas supported formats with fast speed and best quality.
Free Download AVI Converter for Vegas Pro:
How to Import AVI files to Sony Vegas Pro for editing
Step 1: Load original AVI videos
Import AVI files you backed up on your computer to the Converter by clicking the”Add” button. Or just drag the video folder to the software. The software will recognize the AVI videos automatically.
Step 2: Select output format
Click the format bar or the pull down menu of “Format” to select output format.
For Sony Vegas, then Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the compatible video format for the users to choose.
Step 3: Start Conversion
Tap the Conversion button on the main interface to start transcoding AVI to Sony Vegas.
Adjust the video and audio parameters as the below screenshot, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality before starting conversion .
Once the conversion finished, tap the “Open” button on the main interface to get the converted videos. Now, you can import the AVI videos to Sony Vegas for editing easily.
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