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How to Work with Sony Action Cam Footage in Sony Vegas


Just like GoPro cameras, Sony Action Cam is a great choice for recording soprts or other activities. In the past few years, Sony's Full HD Action Cams like HDR-AS100V, HDR-AZ1VR, HDR-AS20, with their affordable price, powerful remote-recording capacity and portable size, have gained widespread popularity. And now, Sony's latest addition to its Action Cam line-up, FDR-X1000V, even boasts the ability to capture stunning 4K videos. On the other hand, if you have owned a Sony Action Cam and recorded some amazing videos, chances are you want to make engaging movies before sharing or uploading. However, many users reported that they once had encountered various tricky issues when importing Sony Vegas Action Cam recordings to Sony Vegas for further editing. What's the matter? What's the available workflow for smoothly editing Sony Action Cam footage in Sony Vegas?

Based on our multiple testing, we find that it is difficult to play and edit the Sony Action Cam videos with Sony Vegas due to its high rate compression and incompatible codec. In order to make the 4K or XAVC S videos from Sony Action Cam compatible with Sony Vegas, the easy workaround is to convert Sony Action Cam footage to Sony Vegas's preferable video formats like WMV, MPEG-2, etc.

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To accomplish the mission, you are highly recommended to adopt the professional yet easy-to-use Brorsoft Video Converter. With its help, you can effortlessly transcode 4K/XAVC S footage from Sony Action Cam to Sony Vegas friendly WMV/MPEG-2 format with excellent output quality. Besides, it also enables you to transcode Sony Action Cam footage to Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Davinci Resolve, Pinnacle Studio, etc NLEs on Windows catering for your diverse demands. More than that, it comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Subtitle, Watermark. For basic video editing tasks, you can even replace your Sony Vegas with it. Download it now and follow the steps to convert your Sony Action Cam videos to Sony Vegas for editing.

Converting Sony Action Cam footage for Editing in Sony Vegas

Step 1. Import Source Video

Launch Sony Action Cam Video Converter and click add button to import 1080p XAVC S or 4K video to the program. It supports batch conversion.


Step 2. Choose 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: You can adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings.

Step 3: Start the conversion.

Once the conversion done, you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, just to import and edit Sony Vegas Cam MP4 or XAVC S video files with Sony Vegas Pro 8/9/10/11/12 at ease.

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