This guide aims to tech you how to get Sony Vegas Pro working perfectly with iPhone video files without the playback or render issues. Check out the solution now.
My Vegas Pro 15 doesn’t seem to like particularly videos shot with my iPhone 7 Plus. 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. So, is it possible to import and edit iPhone video in VEGAS Pro easily?
After reading several different post here I put together a working workflow. The basic reason why iPhone videos not working in Sony Vegas is that the output videos from iPhone is encoded with H.264 codec(and H.265 since iOS 11). Actually, Sony Vegas can’t open H.264 (or H.265) files.So how to get around this? It would be to convert iPhone videos to a lossless format that is easier to edit for Vegas Pro. I used Brorsoft Video Converter to encode all of my iPhone videos to MPEG-2 for using in Vegas Pro 15.
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 X/8/7/6 .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.
How to Convert iPhone video clips to Vegas Pro 15
Step 1: Add iPhone videos
Install and launch the iPhone video to Sony Vegas Converter, and then click “Add Files” button to import your .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 video to Sony Vegas Pro
Click the convert button under the preview window, the converter will start encoding iPhone clips for importing to Vegas Pro.
After the conversion is finished, just click “Open” button to get the converted iPhone MOV files to Vegas Pro 15 for further editing perfectly.