Solve GH4 4K import problems in Sony Vegas Pro

If you are facing importing problems working with Panasonic GH4 4K files in Sony Vegas Pro, you may wish to read this post. It explains a way of transcoding GH4 4K footage so that Vegas Pro can open it properly.

Although Sony Vegas Pro might not be as mainstream as other NLE software like Adobe Premiere, Avid, or Apple FCP X, it may be one of the fastest video editing tools around, but it has a dirty little secret – it can’t handle 4K footage from the Panasonic GH4 well.
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Thankfully, there are some workarounds that allow you to use your GH4 4K footage in Vegas in the interim. One of the easiest solutions is to transcode the GH4’s 4K footage to a format that is compatible with Vegas so that Vegas can open it properly. This requires third party video transcoder app, and HD Video Converter will do the trick well. Being a piece of batch processing software, HD Video Converter is able to batch convert Panasonic GH4 4K MP4 files to Vegas editable files with least quality loss. Read on to learn a quick guide on how to convert GH4 4K clips for Vegas editing.

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How to convert Panasonic GH4 4K 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
Move to ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘MOV (AVC) (*.mov)’ as target format for Vegas under ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ option.
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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 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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