Couldn’t figure out a way to work with Panasonic GH4 4K MOV or MP4 files in Vegas Pro? Read this post to learn a workaround to transcode GH4 MOV/MP4 clips to Vegas Pro preferred editing format so that Vegas would handle them properly.
How can I make Vegas Pro recognize 4K footage from GH4?
“Hi, guys, I need your help. I can’t get Vegas Pro to work with my GH4 footage. Is there anyone out there who has been able to reliably work with 4K footage from GH4? I start a project with properties 4096×2160 24p. I drop a clip onto the timeline. I go: File -> Render-> (all codecs I have tried so far, no matter what properties) and the result is always the same: ‘Vegas Pro has stopped working’. Does anyone know what I should do t go through this? I am desperate for any information on how to get Vegas Pro to work with GH4 4K footage. Please suggest a solution if you know. Many thanks.”
If for whatever reason you are unable to edit GH4 MOV/MP4 footage in Vegas Pro correctly, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is best suitable for Vegas first. There’s a quick guide telling you how to convert GH4 4K MOV and MP4 files for editing in Vegas Pro smoothly.
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
How to convert Panasonic GH4 4K MOV/MP4 files to Sony Vegas?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a Panasonic GH4 4K 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 GH4 4K 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 GH4 4K to Sony Vegas Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start encoding Panasonic GH4 4K MOV/MP4 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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