Editing iPhone footage in Sony Vegas Pro

Sony Vegas Pro is well known as a powerful, yet beginner-friendly video editing program. However, if you want to import some recorded video files from your iPhone to Sony Vegas Pro, you will find it a painful experience to edit the iPhone footage. And you may encounter similar problems listed below.

"I’m using the Sony Vegas Pro 13 to edit my iPhone 7 recorded video files. The audio in the file will repeat from the beginning half way through the video despite the fact that the waveform for the audio shows the original audio is there. When played on vlc media player the audio plays fine."

"So I finally got an iPhone 7 Plus, very pleased with the hi def video camera. However, when I drag the recorded video file in Sony Vegas Pro, only the audio comes through and the video is black. Tried opening in Quicktime and the video looks fantastic, but how can I get this on a Vegas timeline so I can edit it?"

Generally, the iPhone (including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, etc.) records video files as .MOV (the container) and the iPhone video files are automatically compressed with H.264 codec. Although MOV is among the list of Sony Vegas Pro supported formats, however, the problem reports going around with regards to importing MOV files from iPhone to Sony Vegas Pro. The main reason is that H.264 MOV is not the native editing format for Sony Vegas Pro. Therefore, to achieve a fast and fluid workflow, the best solution is transcoding iPhone footage to Sony Vegas Pro best editing format like MPEG-2.

Best solution to edit iPhone footage in Sony Vegas Pro

To do the iPhone footage to Sony Premiere Pro conversion task, you are highly recommended to ask a professional video conversion software Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for help. This video converter perfectly works as the iPhone video to Sony Vegas Pro converter that helps users to convert iPhone MOV files to MPEG-2, which is the best video format for Sony Vegas Pro editing. No expensive add-ons or plug-ins are required. Plus, it can be a good video editor and comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Subtitle, and Watermark. In other words, you can even replace your Sony Vegas Pro with it.

Download it and follow the tutorial below to convert iPhone videos to Sony Vegas Pro effortlessly.

Mac users also can download the Mac version: Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. ( Read the review: Top 10 Best iPhone Video Converter for Mac/Windows)

Steps to Convert iPhone Footage to Sony Vegas Pro

Step 1: Add iPhone Video Files

After install and run the best iPhone Video Converter, click “File” >”Add Video/Audio” to load the iPhone video files. And you also can drag the files to this program directly.

You can load several files at once thanks to its batch conversion function. This program also support ripping and converting Blu-ray and DVD to Sony Vegas Pro in only few clicks.

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Step 2: Choose Sony Vegas Pro most friendly editing format

Click "Format" button, from its drop-down options, select Sony Vegas Pro specially optimized file format from “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” > “MPEG-2(*.mpg)”.

With this tool, you can also transcode iPhone footage to Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere,Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing.

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Step 3: Optimize output profile parameters (Optional)

"Settings"- Click it to customize audio and video parameters like Video Codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, audio channels.

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Step 4: Edit iPhone Footage (Optional)

Go back to the tool bar on the main interface, then click the “Edit” icon to open the “Video Editor” window, in the pop out window, you can play and preview the original iPhone video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, reset, and adjust volume, etc.


Step 5: Start to convert iPhone footage to Sony Vegas Pro

Go back to the main interface, then click the Convert button to start transcoding iPhone videos for Sony Vegas Pro editing.

When the conversion is completed, click “Open Output Folder” to pop out the folder with converted files. Launch Sony Vegas Pro on your computer to proceed to the further professional post production work with the generated video files without any problem.

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