If you are facing issues working with Panasonic GH3 MOV files in Vegas Pro, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to transcode GH3 72Mbps MOV files to Vegas Pro preferred editing codec.
Does anyone have a recommended workflow for Panasonic GH3 and Sony Vegas Pro?
“Hi, all, I shoot with a Panasonic Lumix GH3. I am trying to connect my GH3 into Vegas Pro 12, so that I can process further editing, but it says no device recognized. My PC recognizes the camera on the desktop and I can see my videos in the folder. Only in Vegas Pro it does not recognize it. What am I doing wrong? Please let me know, thanks.”
How to load GH3 MOV files with I-Frame codec at 72Mbp to Vegas Pro?
“I have a bundle of video files shot on a GH3 camera. They are MOV files with I-Frame codec at 72Mbp, which I’ve downloaded directly off the SD Card to my media drives. Vegas Pro 12 has a glitch when the file is loaded onto the timeline. The video track is much longer than the sound track (which is the proper length of the shot). The extra length in the video is made up of a freeze frame of the last image of the clip and it can run 3 or 4 times the length of the shot. I’ve seen that others on the GH3 forums have the same problems with .mov files in Sony Vegas Pro 12. It’s annoying. How to go through this? Any solutions?”
If googling, you will find there are lots of problems regarding to GH3 MOV footage and Vegas Pro. To be able to edit GH3 MOV files in Vegas Pro smoothly, we would recommend transcoding them first. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to convert Panasonic GH3 72Mbps MOV to Vegas Pro editable files.
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
How to convert Panasonic GH3 72Mbps MOV files to Sony Vegas?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a Panasonic GH3 MOV to Vegas Video Converter, and click ‘Add File’ to load source files into it.
Step 2: Choose H.264 MOV as output format for Vegas
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Vegas with best quality. You can choose ‘MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’, or ‘WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)’ as well.
This method is also available when you want to edit GH3 MOV files in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button to custom video and audio settings like frame rate, bit rate, resolution, sample rate, audio channels and so on.
Step 3: Start Panasonic GH3 72Mbps MOV to Sony Vegas Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start encoding Panasonic GH3 72Mbps MOV files to H.264 codec for use in Sony Vegas smoothly. As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open’ button to get the generated H.264 files for editing in Vegas with optimum performance.
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