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How to Import H.265 footage to Sony Vegas Pro

"Recently, i have bought a new Samsung NX500 4K camera which records footage using the new H.265 codec. Later i ran into some issues that the Sony Vegas Pro, even the latest version Sony Vegas 13, wouldn't import H.265 files recorded from this NX500 camera. Why it happened? Is there anyway to help me to put those H.265 footages to Vegas for editing? Thanks in advanced."

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H.265/High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a video compression standard, a successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), is said to be capable of offering better image quality than the H.264 videos, but requires only half about the storage space. What a pity that the new codec H.265/HEVC, shot from cameras like Samsung NX1 or Sumsung NX500, has not yet been accepted by most media devices and editing softwares while Sony Vegas Pro 13/12/11 is no expectation.

To work H.265 codec in Sony Vegas Pro, the easy workaround is to convert H.265 to Sony Vegas edit-friendly format like MPEG-2 with a powerful third party H.265 encoder program. There are few softwares online for you to choose to decode and encode H.265/HEVC files since H.265/HEVC codec is not widely used. Luckily, here is a professional H.265/HEVC Video Converter recommended to you - Brorsoft Video Converter. By running it, there's no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimized presets for Sony Vegas (Vegas 13 included). You can convert any video file to Vegas Pro compatible format while keeping the original quality.

Simple steps to import H.265 videos to Sony Vegas Pro

Step 1: Install the H.265 to Sony Vegas Converter and run it. Drag the H.265 files to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.

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Step 2: 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.

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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 the "Convert" icon under the preview window to start encoding H.265 for working with Sony Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13.

Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, just to import and edit H.265 files with Sony Vegas Pro at ease.

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