How to Import an iPad Video into Sony Vegas

“When I try and import MOV files from my ipad air into Vegas 13 it crashes. What do I have to do to be able to edit these files in Vegas 13?”


Quite a few people love to capture videos with their iPad Mini 4/3/2, iPad Air 2, iPad 4, iPad 2 or iPad 3. Most of you like to edit them before uploading to YouTube or posting them on Facebook. However, many iPad users are encounterred problems when try tried to import iPad captured video to Sony Vegas Pro for editing. It is officially stated that MOV is supported by Sony Vegas? So what’s the matter. The basic reason why iPad videos not working in Sony Vegas is that the output vides from iPad is encoded with H.264 codec. Actually, Sony Vegas can’t open H.264 files. Even the Vegas Pro can support the H.264 videos, the process is painfully slow.

Luckily, the problem is easy to solve. You just need to convert the iPad footage to a more editing-friendly format, such a Sony Vegas’ MPEG-2. Along with some help from third-party program like Brorsoft Video Converter, you can get the work done quickly and easily. The program comes with several optimized format for Sony Vegas, which enable you to transcode iPad H.264 .MOV to MPEG-2 for editing with Sony Vegas Pro directly without any rendering or codec problems. Plus, it also allows you to convert iPad videos to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, WMV for Windows Movie Maker, etc with best results. Download it and follow the tutorial below to convert iPad files to Sony Vegas Pro 11/12/13 effortlessly.

How to convert iPad footage for editing in Sony Vegas

Note: To begin the process, first you need to copy your recorded videos from your iPad to your PC.

Step 1: Download, install and run the iPad video to Sony Vegas Converter to load your source .mov video or videos.

Tip: This video converter supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time. Meanwhile, if you wanna combine multiple .mov clips into a single file, you can check the “Merge into one file” box.


Step 2: Click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format


Tip: You can click “Settings” button to adjust output parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc.

Step 3: Click “Convert” button; it will start transcoding iPad MOV files to MPG for Vegas Pro immediately.

Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MPEG-2 files for Sony Vegas Pro easily. Then, it would be easy to import and edit iPad video with Sony Vegas Pro 9/10/11/12/13.

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