Import GoPro Hero 4 Black Videos to Sony Vegas Pro 12 for Editing

The GoPro HD cameras like Hero2, Hero3, Hero4, etc. are familiar with everyone whoever has passion for sports and other outdoor activities. GoPro HD is the world’s first true HD and best selling wearable camera to record sporting and other activities. The latest GoPro Hero4 Black allows you to record at up to 4K resolution at 30 frames per second.


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“Got a GoPro Hero4 for days and I’m having some problems editing the footage. When I import GoPro Hero 4K footage to Sony Vegas 12, they play choppy and really slow, sometimes Sony Vegas 12 couldn’t recognize them, let alone for editing. I’m seeking for the solution to the GoPro to Sony Vegas 12 importing & editing issues.”

A little searching turns up the solution. Actually, Sony Vegas 12 has no ingest transcoder, nor timeline rendering. What does this mean? Since we were using footage from a GoPro Hero camera (notorious among the editing community for stuttering due to its high compression), we had to use another program to transcode the footage into a usable format. You can refer to detailed Sony Vegas 12 supported formats below:

Sony Vegas Pro 12 Supported file formats:
Opens: AA3, AAF, AIF, ASF, AU, AVI, BMP, BWF, CDA, DIG, DLX, DPX, DV, EXR, FLAC, GIF, HDP, IVC, JPG, M2T, M2TS, MOV, Sony MXF (XDCAM and HDCAM SR), MP3, MP4, M4A, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, OGG, OMA, Panasonic MXF (DVCPRO 25, 50, 100, AVC-Intra 50, 100), PCA, PNG, PSD, QT, R3D, SFA, SND, TIFF, TGA, VOX, W64, WAV, WDP, WMA, WMV

Saves: AA3, AC3, AIF, ATRAC, AVC, AVI, DPX, EXR, FLAC, HDP, MOV, MP3, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, MP4, M2T, Sony MXF (XDCAM and HDCAM SR), OGG, PCA, W64, WAV, WMA, WMV

Since Sony Vegas 12 might not work with some GoPro Hero 4K videos due to the codec issue, to get rid of the trouble, we need to convert GoPro Hero 4K footage to Sony Vegas 12 preferred codec and then transfer the converted videos to Sony Vegas 12 for editing. To achieve the goal, you can use Pavtube Video Converter, the best app that can help you convert 4K video to Sony Vegas 12 compatible video format with original quality. It saves you both time and trouble. And all you need is to drag the result videos for playing and editing.

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Steps to convert GoPro Hero 4K footage to Sony Vegas 12 acceptable format:

Step 1: Download and install the program. Click “Add video” on the main interface to load your GoPro Hero 4K videos to the program. You can also drag the files to the program’s window list directly. This program can also support the batch video clips.

Step 2: Select the right formats for editing in Sony Vegas 12. Here we suggest you to go to the “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” list, you will get the “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the best output.

Step 3: In the “Settings” button, you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel.

Step 4: After all the settings, you can preview the final result of movie. If you are happy with the effect, you can then press the big “Convert” button on the lower right to launch the conversion.

Conclusion: This program is highly efficient because it’s boosted with CPU and GPU (30X faster). And a neat process bar will show the percentage and remaining time. When all conversions completed, you’ll get a pop-up notice. Just click “Open Folder”, you can fast find where your converted files are saved.

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