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Best Way to Use H.264 in Sony Movie Studio


H.264, together with MPEG-4 Part 10 and AVC, is a standard for video compression/codec and widely used for high quality (HD) video recording, compression and distribution. Usually we can access lots of H.264 videos from GoPro H.264(.mp4), Canon EOS H.264(.mov), Nikon DSLR H.264(.mov), YouTube .mp4 or some other source. While, editing H.264 files is not so easy as playing H.264. One typical issue is Sony Movie Studio won't load H.264 files. There are many users meet the problems while importing H.264 to Sony Movie Studio for further editing:

Q1: "I have encoded some videos using mencoder, with AAC and h.264. Sony Movie Studio cannot open the H.264 files, without any explanation."

Q2: "Recently I have gained the Canon EOS 600D. It records HD footage as MOV (Video: H.264). My problem is how can I import the H.264 video into Sony Vegas Movie Studio?"

According to the Sony's official website, Sony Movie Studio can support MPEG-4, MPEG-2, AVI, QuickTime, etc format, but not the H.264 codec. As we all know, the most compatible video codec for Sony Movie Studio is MPEG-2, then transocoding H.264 files to MPEG-2 with a third party program is an easy way to edit H.264 videos in Sony Movie Studio. Here Brorsoft Video Converter is highly recommended to you.

Overall, the program is a professional yet all-in-one H.264 file conversion tool. With it, you can easily rewrap all H.264 files to MPEG-2 losslessly for using in Sony Movie Studio 10/11/12/13. It also provides simple video editing functions for you. Besides, the H.264 video converter can convert H.264 MOV/MP4 for editing in almost all the editing programs like Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Elements, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas Pro, etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to encode H.264 to MPEG-2 for Sony Movie Studio.

Download H.264 Video Converter:


Convert H.264 to MPEG-2 for Editing in Sony Movie Studio

Step 1: Launch the H.264 to Sony Movie Studio Converter; click "Add" button from main menu to browse your computer hard drive and select the H.264 files you want to convert. Or you can easily drag-and-drop files into this application for converting.


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


Tip: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Click Convert button to start encoding H.264 to for Sony Movie Studio instantly.

Once the lossless H.264 to MPG conversion is done, you can transfer your H.264 clips into Sony Movie Studio 10/11/12/13 for editing smoothly.

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