Can’t import H.264 AVI files to Sony Vegas Pro 12/13 for editing? If so, simply follow this easy workaround to fix the problem.
“Hey all, I got the call of duty tactical camera for $40 on kijiji (think Canadian cragslist), and while the manual says it encodes with H.264, and it’s in avi format, vegas says “none of the files added could be opened” or something along those lines.”
As far I know, AVI is listed as one of the supported formats by Sony Vegas Pro, why Vegas can’t import and open H.264 AVI videos correctly? Well, the problem is mainly due to that Sony Vegas Pro is pretty picky with the codecs of what it’ll accept; it doesn’t like H.264 in an AVI container. That’s why Sony Vegas Pro won’t open it. The easy workaround to get Sony Vegas Pro work with H.264 AVI files is to convert H.264 AVI to MPEG-2, which ensures the best results when using in Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13.
To finis the task, you’re recommended to try EaseFab Video Converter. The program can easily convert H.264 to MPEG-2/WMV without quality loss for easy importing H.264 AVIs to all versions of Sony Vegas(Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13). This powerful video converter also can convert other videos including MP4, MKV, MOV, MXF, MTS, etc to Sony Vegas Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE supported format on Windows.
BTW, by running the program, there’s no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimized presets for Sony Vegas. See below how to convert H.264 AVI files to MPEG-2 in details.
Simple Steps to Convert H.264 AVI for Editing in Sony Vegas Pro
Step 1: Install and run the best H.264 to Sony Vegas Converter, click “Add Video” button to load .avi files.
Step 2: Click “Profile” box and move mouse cursor to “Editing Software” category, select “Vegas/Premiere (MPEG-2)” as the output format. Besides, you can also choose WMV if you want to get a relatively smaller output file.
Tip: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings.
Step 3: Finally, Click “Convert” button to finish the H.264 .avi to .mog for Vegas format conversion.
Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, just to import and edit H.264 encoded AVI files within Sony Vegas Pro 9/10/11/12/13 at ease.