This article explains the reason why Sony Vegas won’t 4K .mp4 fron GoPro Hero5 Black/Session and provides a simple solution to successfully import GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 files to Sony Vegas Pro 13/12.
Every time when I try to open GoPro Hero5 4k MP4 in Vegas Pro 13, I get this error message: “An error occurred while opening one or more files. The reason for the error could not be determined”. I’m looking for a quick workaround to help me import and edit GoPro Hero5 4k in Vegas Pro 13 smoothly.
Actually, solution is never far behind. After searching related issues in Google, I got some clues. Sony claims Vegas Pro 12/13 can support 4K footage, but working with 4K files can be taxing on your computer, especially if you don’t have the most powerful machine to edit on. Plus, the GoPro Hero5 H.264 MP4 video is a final delivery format; generally Sony Vegas doesn’t like the way. So, it would be a big hassle to work GoPro Hero5 4K files in Vegas Pro.
The easy workaround to edit GoPro Hero5 4K videos in Sony Vegas Pro is to convert GoPro 4K MP4 to a more editing-friendly format, such a Vegas’ MPEG-2 or WMV files(1080p would be the best settings.). Along with some help from third-party software like Brorsoft Video Converter, it can be done effortlessly.
Overall, this program is a completely professional 4K video converter, player and editor. With it, you can fast convert GoPro Hero5 Black/Session 4K video to Sony Vegas Pro most compatible format. This Ultra HD Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want. Besides Sony Vegas, it also enables you to convert 4K videos to Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro and more editing programs. Now download the software and get your work done.
How to convert GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 to MPEG-2 for use in your Sony Vegas Pro
Step 1: Add GoPro 4K source
Install and launch the best GoPro Video Converter, and then click “Add Files” button to import your GoPro Hero5 MP4 files to the software. This software can deal with 4K videos effortlessly.
Step 2: Select output format
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.
Step 3: Transcode GoPro 4K to Sony Vegas Pro
Click the convert button under the preview window, the converter will start encoding GoPro Hero5 4K MP4 for importing to Sony Vegas Pro.
Soon after the conversion is finished, just click “Open” button to get the converted GoPro 4K files for editing in Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13 perfectly.
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