Let’s go to the point: As lit claimed, Sony Vegas Pro can support MOV format, but many guys have painful experience when using iPhone .mov in Sony Vegas Pro such as no picture, video preview lag, render slow or even won’t work.
“My Vegas 13 doesn’t seem to like particularly videos shot with my iPhone 6S. I can load the H.264 iPhone videos in my timeline and am able to see the thumbnails, but on the timeline or in the trimmer the videos just display as full black. When I play them back I can hear the sound, but there is never any picture.”
Now in this article, I’d like to show you the solutions to play, edit iPhone videos in Sony Vegas Pro smoothly.
The basic reason why iPhone videos not working in Sony Vegas is that the output vides from iPhone 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. So how to get around this? It would be to convert iPhone videos to a lossless format that is easier to edit for Sony Vegas Pro. I used Brorsoft Video Converter to encode all of my iPhone videos to MPEG-2 for using in Sony Vegas.
Overall, it is one of the best iPhone video converter tool for us. The program comes with several optimized format for Sony Vegas, which enable you to transcode iPhone 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 iPhone 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 iPhone files to Sony Vegas Pro 11/12/13/14 effortlessly.
How to Convert iPhone video clips to Sony Vegas Pro
Step 1: Add iPhone videos
Install and launch the iPhone video converter, and then click “Add Files” button to import your H.264 .mov files to the software.
Tip: If you wanna combine iPhone video clips into one file, you can click the “Merge into one” box.
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.
Tip: Click Settings icon, you can customize audio and video parameters Video Codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 3: Convert iPhone H.264 to Sony Vegas Pro
Click the convert button under the preview window, the converter will start encoding iPhone .mov clips for importing to Sony Vegas Pro.
After the conversion is finished, just click “Open” button to get the converted iPhone MOV files to Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13/14 for further editing perfectly.