[Fixed] Action! MP4 Files – No Video Track in Sony Vegas Pro

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Action! is a great video game recording software created by Mirillis, a software company that develops multimedia applications for digital TV. Action has nearly all of the features we look for in the best game recording software. Before uploading your Action! recording to Facebook, YouTube to share with others, most of you need to edit them to make them more stylish. However, when you try to import the recorded MP4 videos from Action! to Sony Vegas, some problems may occur like this:

“Hi there, everytime I want to edit a exported .mp4 file from Action! my Sony Vegas only shows audio and no video. However i have another .mp4 file that works just great. The Action! exported .mp4 works great in WLMM and also works with WMP. Do I need a special codec pack? installed quite a few today none of them worked.”

Searching from Google and got some recommended solutions.

Solution 1: Update your version to 1.6.0 where we added recording directly to .avi

Solution 2: Remux the video into a different container

  1. Download (7MB) and install Yamb – http://www.videohelp.com/tools/YAMB
    This is an easy-to-use program for fixing MP4 files so they can be accepted by AE 5 but it should also work for Sony Vegas
  2. Start the program, click ADD and selected your exported MP4 Action! file.
  3. Click “Mux” in right bottom corner.
  4. New created MP4 files should work correctly now with your Sony Vegas.

The “muxing” process does not affect the video quality and usually takes few minutes.

Editor’s Note: 1.6 is great but you had these gameplay files and still want to use them, I tried muxing them but still no luck.

Solution 3: Transcode Action! MP4 to Sony Vegas Pro compatible format

As you see, the .mp4 files recorded from Action! just seems to unfriendly with Sony Vegas Pro. For the sake of saving your time and energies, an easier workaround is introduced to you: transcode the Action! MP4 to a format that’s preferable for editing on Sony Vegas like MPEG-2. Along with some help from third-party like Brorsoft Video Converter, you can get the job done effortlessly. By running it, there’s no need to set the codec by yourself: the program has a optimized preset for Sony Vegas. After the conversion, You should then be able to import the new file into Sony Vegas with smooth editing without any trouble. It will ensure a perfect Action! MP4 file importing, playing and editing workflow with Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13.

Simple Steps to Convert Action! footage for Sony Vegas Pro

Step 1: Download the video converter, install and launch it, and then click the Add button to load Action! recorded .mp4 videos.

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Step 2: Click “Format” bar and choose “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. Of course, you can also choose AVI, MP4, WMV from “Common Video” as the output format.

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Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.

Step 3: Simply click the “Convert” button to start converting and everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”.

You’re done. Now your Action! MP4 files will be converted into MPG files ready to be imported to Sony Vegas Pro 13/12/11/10 beautifully.

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