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Workflow for Working 4K footage in Sony Vegas Pro

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With ever-improving camera technology and storage solutions, the 4K industry has grown steadily since then. Today 4K has become a new standard in the video industry for high-budget feature films, TV dramas. If you got some 4K video from Sony F65, PMW-F55, PMW-F5, GoPro Hero 5, DJI Phantom 4 Pro, Panasonic GH5 or other 4K cameras, you will be eagerly know the 4K video workflow. This article focuses on 4K video to Sony Vegas Pro workflow.

As it claimed, Sony Vegas Pro 12 is the first native 4K XAVC editor. Sony Vegas Pro 12 and the latest version Vegas Pro 13 support a complete 4K workflow when you're working with 4K XAVC and XAVC S. Of course, working with 4K files can be taxing on your computer, especially if you don't have the most powerful machine to edit on. From our tests it looks like Sony Vegas Pro 12/13 has to create a lower resolution proxy file to display in the NLE while you edit, so you have to wait for the proxy file to be created before you can edit any 4K footage. In this process, it will cost some time.

Well, if you don't like the way, or have the old version of Sony Vegas Pro that doesn't support 4K video, an alternative way is to convert 4K video with Brorsoft Video Converter and then import to Sony Vegas Pro directly. This video converter perfectly works as the 4K to Vegas Pro Converter that helps you convert XAVC, XAVC S or any 4K files to MPEG-2, which is the best format for Vegas to edit with ease. No expensive add-ons or plug-ins are required. With it, you may also transcode 4K video to Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing.

Download 4K Video converter:

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Converting 4K video to work in Sony Vegas Pro

Step 1: Run the best 4K Video Converter program you just set up. Drag and drop the 4K files to the Converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you want to join the imported clips into one for easy editing, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.gopro-to-sony-vegas-pro-stpes.gif

Step 2: Click on the Format box to get the dropdown menu. Select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format.

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Step 3: 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 to get 4K files converted for working with Vegas Pro smoothly. You'd better adjust original 4K video to HD quality.

Step 4: Click the Convert button to start transcoding 4K files for Sony Vegas Pro. After the process completes, click "Open" button to find the generated videos, and then you can transfer and edit the 4K video in Sony Vegas easily and quickly.

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