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How to Import and Edit Sony 4K video in Sony Vegas Pro?

Almost every major camera manufacturer has implemented 4K shooting somewhere in their lines including Sony. You might have already had a Sony 4K camera to experience the new dimension of definition with four times the image quality of Full HD. After shot a 4K footage, you perhaps want to import your Sony 4K camera video to Sony Vegas Pro for creating. But can every Sony 4K video be imported into Sony Vegas Pro?

Firstly, you have to know what 4K video formats Sony Vegas Pro support. There will be different anwers accorings to the different Sony Vegas Pro versions. Normally, Sony Vegas Pro 14 accepts 4K XAVC S, 4K XAVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM Optical, DV, HDV, AVCHD, NXCAM, MOV, MP4, WMV, MPEG-1/2/4, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC. But Sony Vegas Pro 13/12/11 can't accept 4K video well. In addition, to play and edit Sony 4K video in Sony Vegas Pro, your computer has to have a hardware that can handle 4K videos. When the 4K video is encoded with HEVC codec, your hardware should be able to decode HEVC 4K video.

So, Sony Vegas Pro 14 can edit Sony 4K AVCHD, 4K MTS videos probably when your are using a high-end computer. But for low-end computer users and lower version Sony Vegas Pro users, the better way to edit Sony 4K video in Sony Vegas Pro is to transcode Sony 4K video to 1080p MP4, MOV and other Sony Vegas Pro supported video.

How to Convert Sony 4K video to Sony Vegas Pro?

To convert Sony 4K video to Sony Vegas Pro supported format or compress 4K video to 1080p, you need a 4K Video Converter.

Pavtube Video Converter is one of the best 4K video converters. It can convert Sony 4K AVCHD and 4K MTS files into 4K MP4 (H.264/H.265) and 4K MKV (H.265) and also can compress Sony 4K video to 1080p, 720p MP4, MOV, WMV, MPEG for Sony Vegas Pro 14/13/12/11. You can change video frame rate, bitrate to make the video editing more smoothly in Sony Vegas. What's more, you can trim video length, crop video unwanted area, merge several Sony 4K footages to a single one file, add external subtitles and text/image/video watermark before you export video to SV.

The application carried out video conversion jobs quickly while remaining light on system resources usage. Thanks to its comprehensive set of options and configuration settings, this 4K Converter should meet the requirements of most users looking for a 4K video conversion app.For Mac users, you can turn to Pavtube Video Converter for Mac  to convert Sony 4K video to Sony Vegas Pro supported video formats.


Steps to Convert Sony 4K video to Sony Vegas Pro for importing and editing

Step 1: Add Sony 4K videos.

Open the 4k to Sony Vegas program, click "File" menu, from its drop-down option, select "Add Video/Audio" to load 4K video to the program. This program supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple files into it at a time.

In addition, this 4K video converter also can convert Yuneec Typhoon 4K video, DJI Phantom 4 4k footage, 4K ProRes, iPhone 4K footages to Sony Vegas Pro. So you can add whatever 4K video files here.

load phantom 4 4k files

Step 2: Choose output format

If you want to transcode Sony 4K video to H.264 MP4 video,  just choose "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" in "Common Video" and then adjust video size in "Settings" to keep 4K resolution and choose framerate as 30fps. If you want to compress Sony camera 4k video to 1080p for Sony Vegas Pro, you can choose choose HD MP4 format to keep high video quality and get the compatibility.

hd mp4

Then open "Profile Settings" window, you can also adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to make the export video more compatible with Sony Vegas Pro.

Step 3: convert Sony 4K video to SV

Finally, simply hit the big "Convert" button to convert Sony 4K videos to Sony Vegas friendly format. Once the conversion ends, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13/14 perfectly.

This 4K to Sony Vegas Pro converter can convert/compress these Sony 4K camera footages and more to SV:

Sony AX53 4K Handycam® with Exmor R® CMOS sensorFDR-AX53

Sony AX33 4K Handycam® with Exmor R® CMOS sensorFDR-AX33

Sony AX100 4K Expert Handycam®FDR-AX100

Sony AX1 4K Professional Handycam®FDR-AX1

Sony Alpha A7S II

Sony Alpha A6300

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V

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