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Best way to Get MKV files into Sony Vegas Pro

VEGAS Pro is a video editing software package for non-linear editing (NLE). Everyone can import videos and edit them with Sony Vegas Pro. Generally, it is simple to do it. Just drag the video to the Vegas Pro timeline or into the Trimmer window then add it to the timeline to edit. But when it comes to the MKV source video, the process gets difficult cause that Sony Vegas Pro doesn't support MKV files.

In Sony Vegas Pro supported file format list, it is clear that Sony Vegas Pro isn't compatible with MKV format. Normally, people will choose to convert MKV to Sony Vegas Pro supported video formats. But many people worry that they will lose picture quality. Actually, that depends on the video converter you use.

Best MKV to Sony Vegas Pro Converter Recommended

When you are using a right video converter, you won't worry about the video and audio quality loss. To keep as original video quality as possible, Pavtube Video Converter is suggested to use. This video converter can convert HEVC MKV, H.264 MKV, DivX MKV, WMV MKV, etc to Sony Vegas Pro MOV, WMV, H.264, etc with excellent video quality. When it is H.264 codec in your MKV container, you can choose to remux MKV to MP4 for Sony Vegas Pro cause Pavtube Video Converter supports to remux video and Sony Vegas Pro supports H.264 codec. This way will lose zero picture quality. If your MKV has a codec that Sony Vegas Pro doesn't support, you can simply use Pavtube Video Converter to re-encode MKV to Sony Vegas Pro support video format with accepted video and audio codec.

Besides MKV, this video converter also can convert many other Sony Vegas Pro unsupported video to supported video such as AVI, OBS recordings, TS, etc. Thus, you can tinker with options for video and audio video size, aspect ratio, encoder, and frame rate, audio sample, channel mode and volume for get better footage for Sony Vegas Pro editing. Furthermore, it is possible to crop black bands, trim video length, add subtitles, replace/mute audio, add watermakr.

For Mac users, you can turn to  Pavtube Video Converter for Mac  to convert MKV files into Vegas Pro.

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Convert MKV to Vegas Pro 14/13/12/11 Supported video format Easily

Step 1. Load MKV movies 

Run the best MKV to Sony Vegas Converter, and click the "Add" button to load .mkv videos. If you want to merge multiple clips just need to check the "Merge into one" box.

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Step 2. Choose Sony 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. Since Sony Vegas Pro also accept HEVC codec video, which offer the same video quality with smaller size comapring to H.264 codec video. So you also can choose H.265 MP4 here for Sony Vegas Pro 14.

For high resolution video, you can choose H.264 MP4 video from "HD Video"


Tip -Profile Settings: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3. Convert MKV to Sony Vegas Pro

Click "Convert" button to start convert MKV to MPEG-2, H.264 MP4 for importing to Sony Vegas Pro. When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files. Now you have got it right, just to import and edit MKV files within Sony Vegas Pro 14/13/12/11 at ease.

How to Import Files into Sony Vegas Pro?

Once you’ve set up your Project, you will need to import video clips. Each folder is called a ‘Bin’, and you can create as many as you want by selecting the Media Bin>Right Click>Create New Bin.

This is important, because once you’ve setup your project into bins, you can search (Right Click on a bin>Search Media Bins…) these bins and you can even save your results into a ‘Smart Bin’ for future use!

There are two simple ways to import video into Sony Vegas Pro:


Click the Import Icon (next to the lighting icon)

Once you have imported your video clip, you can right click it and select Properties… to view its properties. You will also get a snapshot of it at the lower end of the Project Media Window, as shown in the above image.

Sony Vegas Pro allows native editing of many file formats, including R3D. For Red Media, if you right click the clip you will have the option of selecting File Format Properties… to get extra settings to ‘correct’ your R3D files.

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