This article just aims to explain why Sony Vegas 4K MP4 issues occur and provide a simple solution to successfully import GoPro 4K MP4 files to Sony Vegas 13/12.
Sony claims Vegas Pro 12/13 can support 4K footage, but working with 4K files can be taxing on your computer, especially if you don't have the most powerful machine to edit on. Plus, the GoPro H.264 MP4 video is a final delivery format; generally Sony Vegas doesn’t like the way. So, it would be a big hassle to work GoPro 4K files in Vegas Pro.
"Every time I try to open GoPro 4k MP4 in Vegas Pro 12, I get this error message:"An error occurred while opening one or more files. The reason for the error could not be determined"
"I can import MP4 files in 4K from GoPro to Sony Vegas 12/13, but as soon as I drag them into the timeline, Vegas Pro instantly crashes."
To solve those problems, the easy workaround to edit GoPro Hero4/Hero3 4K videos in Sony Vegas Pro is to convert GoPro 4K MP4 to a more editing-friendly format, such a Vegas' MPEG-2 or WMV files(1080p would be the best settings.). Along with some help from third-party software like Brorsoft Video Converter, it can be done effortlessly. The guide below will teach you how to convert and import GoPro 4K MP4 to Sony Vegas Pro 13/12/11/10 so you can make engaging movies with the GoPro 4K files.
Overall, this program is a completely professional 4K video converter, player and editor. With it, you can fast convert GoPro 4K video to Sony Vegas Pro most compatible format. This Ultra HD Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want. Besides Sony Vegas, it also enables you to convert 4K videos to Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro and more editing programs. Now download the software and get your work done.
The following guide tells you how to convert GoPro 4K MP4 to MPEG-2 for use in your Sony Vegas Pro sequence.
Step 1: Add GoPro 4K source
Install and launch the GoPro to Vegas Converter, and then click “Add Files” button to import your GoPro Hero 3/Hero4 MP4 files to the software. This software can deal with 4K videos effortlessly.
Step 2: Select output format
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: Transcode GoPro 4K to Sony Vegas Pro
Click the convert button under the preview window, the converter will start encoding GoPro 4K MP4 for importing to Sony Vegas Pro.
Some more helpful features of the GoPro 4K Video Converter:
1. Settings- Click it to customize audio and video parameters Video Codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. To get 4K files converted for working with Vegas Pro smoothly, you'd better adjust original 4K video to HD quality. Of course, this app can keep the original 4K for you.
2. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- Click to set add watermark, deinterlace, trim, crop, add subtitles, etc.
Soon after the conversion is finished, just click “Open” button to get the converted GoPro 4K files for editing in Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13 perfectly.
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