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Solved: Sony Vegas Pro - HEVC GoPro Hero 6 Audio Issues

GoPro Hero 6 is officially here. It shoots 4K at 60fps. The 2.7k video is available at 120fps, and at 1080p you can shoot 240fps, which all doubles the frame rates of the Hero 5. Plus, GoPro turns to HEVC compression for Hero 6 Black, same codec used by Apple in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. Sounds great, right? However, the problem reports going around with regards to importing GoPro Hero 6 HEVC footage to Sony Vegas Pro:

"Recently got My GoPro Hero 6 and I've run into a interesting issue. If I read the video with MPC-HC I can see the footage and hear the sound. When I import the file into Sony Vegas pro 15 and try to preview the footage. The audio is just a bunch of noise/crackling. The video format is the new hevc format GoPro has for their 4k 60FPS recording. Did you experience the same and did you find a solution?"

Why GoPro Hero 6 HEVC not Supported by Sony Vegas Pro

From Wiki special page for Sony Vegas Pro, we get the information that Sony included HEVC editing support since Vegas Pro 14. However, this does not mean that you will have no problem to load GoPro Hero 6 HEVC video into Sony Vegas Pro or will definitely have a smooth workflow of GoPro Hero 6 HEVC footage with Sony Vegas Pro. The main reason is that Sony Vegas Pro works with these video file types, which include old standby formats like DV and HDV as well as others which are less commonly used as source footage such as WMV, some types of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. But most GoPro Hero 6 videos are encoded with HEVC MP4 format, which is not the native editing format for Sony Vegas Pro.

Therefore, to achieve a fast and fluid workflow, the best solution is transcoding GoPro Hero 6 HEVC to Vegas Pro best editing format we mentioned above.

Best Solution to Sony Vegas Pro - HEVC GoPro Hero 6 Audio Issue

To generate Sony Vegas Pro best editing format, you can have a try at the Pavtube Video Converter (Get Mac Version), the program is better reviewed than all its competitors since it gives you the chance to directly transcode any video formats, including XAVC, XAVC S, MP4, MOV, WMV, H.264/AVC, etc to Vegas Pro specially optimized file formats, so that you can directly load the output footage to Vegas Pro for post-production workflow.

Edit GoPro Hero 6 HEVC Footage

Apart from the basic video conversion function, the program also deliveries many versatile and beneficial video editing functions for you. You can simply trim unwanted segments from the video footage, merge separate videos into single one, split large video into small files by file count, number and size, crop off black edges from the video, apply special rendering effect, adjust video brightness, contrast, saturation, add external SRT, ASS, SSR subtitles to your camcorder videos, etc.

How to Convert GoPro Hero 6 HEVC Files for Sony Vegas Pro Editing?

Step 1: Load GoPro Hero 6 HEVC video into the program

Open the program, click "File" menu, from its drop-down option, select "Add Video/Audio" to load GoPro Hero 6 HEVC video to the program.

Load 4K XAVC S files

Step 2: Pick the output file format

From "Format" drop-down options, select Sony Vegas Pro specially optimized file format from "Adobe Premiere/Son.." > "MPEG-2(*.mpg)".

Specify output profile format

If you edit 4K video with Vegas Pro on underpowered computer, you may need to click "Settings" to open "Profile Settings" window to compress 4K to 1080p for smooth editing workflow by choose the output file resolution as 1920*1080 from "Size(pix)" drop-down option. Other video and audio parameters like encoder, frame rate, bitrate, sample rate, and audio channels are also allowed to be changed.

Step 3: Edit GoPro Hero 6 HEVC video (optional)

Check an item to active the "Video Editor" function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the "Video Editor" window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply sepcial rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.

Step 4: Carry out the final conversion

Click “Convert” to start GoPro Hero 6 H.265 to Vegas Pro conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open Output Folder” to get the generated MPEG-2 .mpg files for editing in Sony Vegas Pro with optimum performance. Hope it helps.

Read More: Full Specs of GoPro Hero 6

Here are the full specs of GoPro Hero 6:


Sensor: 1 x  CMOS

Pixel Gross: 12 MP

Effective Pixels: Not specified by manufacturer

Optics Fixed Focus: Yes

Recording Media: microSD/HC/XC

Video Format:

3840 x 2880 at 24, 25, 30 fps (60, 78 Mbps MP4)
3840 x 2160p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (60, 78 Mbps MP4)
2704 x 2028p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (MP4)
2704 x 1520p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 100, 120 fps (MP4)
1920 x 1440p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 100, 120, 240 fps
1280 x 720 at 50, 60 fps (MP4)

Aspect Ratio: 16:9, 4:3

Still Image Resolution: RAW: 12 Megapixel, JPEG: 12 Megapixel

Channels: 2.0-Channel Stereo

Audio Format: AAC, WAV


Display Type: LCD

Touchscreen: Yes

Screen Size: 2''

Status Display: Yes

Exposure Control Burst Photo: 30 Photos / 1 Second

Image Stabilization: Digital

Waterproof Depth Rating: 33.0′ / 10.0 m (Camera)

White Balance Modes: Not specified by manufacturer

Built-In Mic: Yes

Built-In Speaker: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

Input/Output Connectors

Outputs: 1 x Micro-HDMI (Type-D)

Microphone Input: Yes

Headphone Jack: No


Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 1220 mAh

Charging Method: AC Adapter, USB

Dimensions (W x H x D): 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.4″ / 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm

Weight: Not specified by manufacturer

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