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How to Solve Sony Movie Studio .MOV Problems


Many Sony Movie Studio users are puzzled by one thing that some files with MOV file extension can't be imported into Sony Movie Studio including the latest Platinum 13. So, what's the matter? What's the available workaround to fix the MOV and Sony Movie Studio incompatiblity issues? Simply follow this article to find the reason the solution to solve your problem.

Why Sony Movie Studio won't accept MOV files

That's possibly because your MOV files, which may be from different sources, such as from some video editing software, or from different cameras, have different codec inside. The Movie Studio 11/12/13 only allows you to import the MOV videos with codec that iMovie can recognize. That's why you will always see questions like "Sony Movie Studio 12.0 is consistently showing a black preview screen and black rendering of .MOV clip..." come from time to time.

Workaround of working with incompatible MOV files in Sony Movie Studio 11/12/13

If you're facing problems editing MOV files with Sony Movie Studio, you could adjust MOV to a more editing-friendly format, like MPEG-2 for Movie Studio. The article would show you how to convert MOV to Sony Movie Studio step by step with a professional yet easy-to-use Video Converter (Windows 10/8.1/8 compatible) from Brorsoft. By running it, there's no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimized presets for Sony Movie Studio. And you can convert any video to Movie Studio highly compatible videos without losing quality. Here is how t do it.

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Steps of converting MOV to Sony Movie Studio

Step 1. Load MOV files to the program

Launch the program, and open the folder where you have saved the MOV files, and then directly drag the files to the program interface, the files will be loaded to the program immediately. Alternatively, you can click "Add" button to import the MOV videos to the program.


Step 2. Select the output format

Click "Format" bar and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as output format on the drop-down menu.


Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.

Step 3. Start MOV to Sony Movie Studio conversion

Hit Convert, let this smart Video Converter to do the rest for you! If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box "Shut down the computer after conversion".

You're done. Now your MOV files will be converted into MPG files ready to be imported to Sony Movie Studio beautifully.

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