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How to open an AVI file in Sony Vegas Pro?

Have you meet the issue that when you tried to import a AVI file into Sony Vega Pro, it kept rejecting it? Or Sony Vegas Pro just randomly decided not to work with your AVI videos for like no reason. You must be confused that why Sony Vegas Pro can't accept your AVI files when AVI is in its supported list. If you know that AVI is just a video container, then it will be easier to understand this kind of issue.

AVI can work with video codecs like MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (A) SP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, VC-1/WMV, RealVideo/Theora, Microsoft MPEG-4 V2, VP8, and audio codecs including MP3, WMA, RealAudio, AAC, AC-3, DTS, PCM, LPCM. Sony Vegas Pro won't handle all AVI files. Normally, if your SonyVegas Pro refused to work with AVI video, the major reason will be the codec issue. To fix this, one way often used is to install the codec on your computer while another way is to transcode AVI to Sony Vegas Pro supported AVI video with compatible codec or some other Vegas Pro compatible format video.

Method 1: Install Codec to Solve Sony Vegas Pro AVI issues

The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of DirectShow filters, VFW/ACM codecs, and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding audio and video formats. It is very popular to install to solve any video and audio codec issues. To solve Sony Vegas Pro AVI issues, you can just install K-lite Mega Pack using LAV filters for ALL.

Method 2: Transcode AVI to Sony Vegas Pro more Compatible video

Someone just doesn't like install third-party codec cause the codec sometimes will disturb your computer ecosystem. In this case, people try to convert AVI video files into a more common video codec that Sony Vegas can read easily.

With Pavtube Video Converter, it will be easy to convert AVI to Sony Vegas. You just need to drag and drop your .avi into the software then choose Vegas Pro compatible format to start the conversion. Done! This video converter will convert XviD AVI, DivX AVI, mpeg-4 avi and other video recording software exported AVI such as Fraps AVI video to Sony Vegas Pro supported AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV, MPEG-1/2/4, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC,(Vegas Pro 14 supports HEVC) with simple 3 clicks.

Then you can configure video and audio parameters including frame rate, bitrate, codec and audio codec, bitrate, channel, sample rate to make the output video more compatible with Sony Vegas Pro 14/13/12/11. Furthermore, Pavtube Video Converter is also an excellent video editing tool with some simple video editing function. You can trim video, crop video, merge video, split video before export. You also can add subtitle/watermark to video files, rotate/flip video, edit audio. For Mac users, you can turn to Pavtube Video Converter for Mac  to convert AVI to Sony Vegas Pro media loading problems.

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Step 1. Add AVI videos

First of all, locate your local AVI files and then drag them directly onto this program's conversion pane. All uploaded files will then be displayed on the interface as shown in the screenshot below. The other method you can use to add files is to click "Add Video" button to import the AVI files.

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Step 2: Choose Vegas Pro supported format

Click "Format" option to choose the output format. To make your Sony Vegas Pro 14/13/12 to readthe output files, just choose the most Sony Vegas accepted "WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)" or MPEG-2 under "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" option as output format. You also choose HD MP4 format to keep high video quality and get the compatibility.

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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.

Step 3: Start to convert AVI to Vegas Pro

Back to the main interface. 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.

Import and Edit Converted AVI Videos in Vegas Pro

1. Importing videos to your project:Go to "File -> Import -> Media." pick the media files you want.

2. Puting videos in the timeline, and trimming.

You can now trim the video in the timeline, where you want it to start and end. This is done by pulling in the middle of the sides. You can also split any clip in the timeline, this is easy press where you want to split make sure the clip is highlighted then press "s" or go to "edit -> split".

3After edit video in Sony Vegas Pro, you can now render your newly made movie.Go to "File -> Render as." To make this as easy as possible pick "Windows media v9 or v11" and then pick "720p-30".

How long it take to render depends on quality, computer and lenght.

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