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Edit OBS video in Sony Vegas Pro Successfully

OBS is open source screen capture software and completely free to use without restrictions. OBS supports both streaming and recording in high definition, with no restrictions on the number or length of your creations. You can stream live to Twitch or YouTubs gaming, save projects and come back to them later, or encode your footage in FLV format and save it locally. But if you record video to FLV video, you will likely encounter OBS video editing issues in Sony Vegas Pro.

Firstly, Sony Vegas Pro doesn't support FLV format so you can't import OBS FLV recordings to Sony Vegas. Secondly, OBS often records videos with variable framerates but Sony Vegas Pro doesn't work with videos that have variable framerates, and end up having audio sync and audio drifting problems. For example, people can't import OBS FLV video to Sony Vegas Pro. Every time when they import it, it shows up as a grey image. All these issues together can be solved today in this article with the following two ways.

Method 1: Set to Record Videos in Constant Frame Rate mode in OBS for Sony Vegas

OBS records video files in VFR by defaut. VFR is a very efficient recording method which allows you to get small file sizes with the maximum FPS which the recording target can obtain. For example, even though you select "60" FPS at the video settings, you will get a "variable 40FPS video" if you are able to get only 40FPS while recording. But many NLE software including Vegas Pro doesn't support a VFR video. In this case, you have to choose to record video with CFR. CFR means that if you select "60" FPS with the CFR option, you will normally get a "constant 60FPS video". 

To switch to Constant Frame Rate mode, just click video settings to keep "Variable Frame rate (VFR)" unchecked. In addition, in video settings, you also can set the record video to MP4 container. Sony Vegas Pro doesn't support OBS FLV video but support OBS MP4 recordings.


Method 2: Convert Video to Sony Vegas Pro Supported One with CFR

If you have recorded videos in FLV format with OBS, you can use Pavtube Video Converter to remux OBS FLV to MP4 for Sony Vegas Pro. It also can fast convert OBS FLV to MOV, WMV, H.264, etc for Sony Vegas Pro. Besides OBS recording videos, it also can Camtasia recordings, Adobe Presenter videos, CamVerce video, Flashback Express files, Ezvid files, Fraps, TinyTake recordings to Sony Vegas Pro compatible video and audio codec and format. In the conversion, it can keep the lossless video and audio quality. No audio loss. No video loss. No video audio out of sync issues.

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 your OBS video unwanted areas, trim OBS video length, merge different OBS video clips to a single file and add text/image/video watermark into the OBS video. For Mac users, you can turn to  Pavtube Video Converter for Mac  to convert OBS video files into Vegas Pro.


Step 1: Load OBS video files

Install and launch Pavtube OBS to Sony Vegas Pro Video Converter and load source OBS FLV, MP4 clips to it. You can import OBS FLV/MP4 clips to the program through "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button. "Drag-and-Drop" feature and batch conversion is also supported.

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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: 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 converting OBS to Vegas friendly video format

Click "Convert" button to start transcoding OBS FLV/MP4 video to MP4 files for importing to Sony Vegas Pro 14/13/12/11. When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files.

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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