GH4 footage has problem in Vegas? Actually, it’s a known issue that Vegas is incompatible with the GH4’s 24fps footage. Read this post to learn a workaround to get Vegas handling GH4 24p video correctly.
Vegas won’t import GH4 24fps files correctly
“Hi all, can anyone help please? I’m having problem importing GH4 footage shot at 24fps (1080p & 4k ) into Vegas 14. The video in the clips only play like normal with the audio but the video extends way past the end of the clip on the timeline, if you try to play the video where the audio part has stopped it doesn’t do anything. I’m just an amateur. I’d wait for advice from the more experienced here. I would really appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.”
It’s a known issue that Vegas doesn’t support GH4’s 24fps footage well. You will have issues whether you’re shooting at 23.98fps (NTSC) or 24.00fps (Cinema) on the GH4. However, GH4 footage shot at 25fps, 30fps, 50fps, and 60fps all work in Vegas without issue.
To be able to work with GH4 24p video in Vegas correctly, you will need to convert the GH4’s 24fps clips prior so that Vegas can open it properly. Here’s how.
How to transcode GH4 24fps media for Vegas editing?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as a professional GH4 to Vegas Converter. Click ‘Add File’ to import your source media to the program.
Step 2: Select output format
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.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding GH4 files to Vegas supported format. As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open File’ button to locate the generated files and now you are able to open them in Vegas flawlessly for further editing.
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