Sony Vegas is a professional non-linear editing system originally published by Sonic Foundry that can be workable with Windows computers. Many editor loves like to import their videos to Sony Vegas Pro for editing. However, when you import MKV to Sony Vegas, you may come across lots of problem:
“Hi, I have some video files in Matroska format (MKV). They don't seem to drag/drop onto the Vegas 14 timeline. Any workarounds or will I have to convert them to another format first? Which one/how?”
So what's the available workflow for getting Sony Vegas and MKV files to play nicely? If you're confusing about this, you've come to the right place. The article tells you an easy way to fix the issue.
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ProRes to Vegas Pro Sony Vegas Pro (14) Supported Formats
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, WAV, FLAC, AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA, Surround Sound/5.1, BMP, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, OpenEXR-, DPX- and WDP image sequences
As you seen, Sony Vegas doesn't support MKV as an input format so it is impossible to import MKV files into Sony Vegas Pro including Sony Vegas Pro 14directly. The following step by step guide aims to introduce a widely used way to solve "Can't Open MKV in Sony Vegas" issue.
Best way to get MKV files into Sony Vegas Pro (14/13/12/11)
If you are unable to locate your MKV files into Sony Vegas Pro, you could adjust MKV toSony Vegas Pro file for editing immediately with professional video converting software at one go. Here Pavtube Video Converter
is an easy-to-use yet professional MKV to Sony Vegas Pro Converter for Windows (Windows 10 also is included).
This full-featured MKV video converter will enable both novice users and advanced users to convert MKV to Sony Vegas Pro supported format
and import MKV to Sony Vegas Pro with only a few mouse clicks, while retaining excellent video and audio quality for editing in Sony Vegas Pro. It also can convert Sony Vegas Pro file to any fomats you need like MP4
, AVI, MOV etc. After the fast video conversion ends, you can import the video to Sony Vegas Pro directly and edit MKV in iMovie to create your own video clip. By running it, there's no need to set the codec by yourself: the Mac program has a optimized preset for Sony Vegas Pro. That’s great. (Read Review
Free download the MKV to Sony Vegas Pro Video Converter
Full guide to Convert MKV to Sony Vegas Pro (14/13/12/11) supported video on Windows
Step 1. Load MKV video files
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.
Step 2. Choose output format for Vegas Pro
Click "Format" bar to determine output format. Follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" and select "MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as the output format. Besides, you can also choose WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) if you want to get a relatively smaller output file.
Tip 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. If you want to keep you 5.1 Audio Channels, please set ac3 as audio codec.
Step 3. Start conversion
Click "Convert" button to start convert MKV to MPEG 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 8/9/10/11/12/13/14 at ease.
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