How to convert MOV files to Sony Vegas This article is divided into two parts, the first part tells you some general knowledge about MOV and Sony Vegas, and the second part focuses its mainly attention to the problems of importing MOV files to Sony Vegas, the reasons and solution
Part I: MOV and Sony Vegas MOV is a native QuickTime file format which functions as a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: video, audio, effects or texts (e.g for subtitles). Sony Vegas is a professional nonlinear editing system originally published by Sonic Foundry that can be workable with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7. It supports unlimited video and audio tracks, any aspect ratio, pixel aspect ratio and any frame rate.
Part II: This part is further divided into three sections: problems of importing MOV files to Sony Vegas, the reasons and the solution. Section 1: Difficulties encountered when importing MOV files to Sony Vegas Although promised to deal with a wide variety of video files, people may still face many problems when importing MOV files to Sony Vegas for editing, as to my research, there are several issues summarized below that people may commonly run across. Category One: No reason specified "Whenever I try to import a MOV file into Sony Vegas 8 it instantly crashes." Category Two: Camera importing problem "My files on my Aiptek camcorder come out as HD MOV files, these aren't compatible to Sony Vegas, what should I do these files that make them good on Sony Vegas and not download the quality."
Category Three: Codec missing "Help I can't import MOV files to my Sony Vegas 7. It says I have to download QuickTime. I already downloaded it and it still doesn't work." Category Four: Audio or video missing or out of sync "When I import my camera video clips (mov) to Vegas I only get video no audio, when I watch them normally in Windows Media Player I got sound. Why is this? In the file explorer built into Vegas it says 'audio: can't determine'" "I've recently just bought a new camcorder (Toshiba Camileo H20), which export video in MOV format. On importing them into Sony Vegas 9 I have had a few problems. 1)The video starts a few seconds after the actual start. 2)The sound starts at the beginning of the clip." ......
Section 2: The reasons for failed importing As to my own research, there maybe several reasons relating to these problems. The first reason: PC unsupported Maybe Sony Vegas is not supported by your PC, Sony Vegas currently can only run on Windows XP, Vista and 7 and Mac versions available, so check your PC. But, this may seldom happened because people like to use advanced version of PC. The second reason: application or codec missing MOV is a native QuickTime file format, and QuickTime is bundled with every Mac bought which can be available for both Windows and Mac, but in order to use the MOV files, your PC must have QuickTime installed, but this can't solve problems completely, you still have to install the proper codec. The third reason: file compatibility, corresponding settings or unique camcorder Sometimes, Sony Vegas may not accept your MOV files from your camcorders, and there will be audio, video problems, or some other problems etc. This may result from file compatibility, improper camcorder or Sony Vegas settings or types of camcorder (for example, MOV files do not always work in Sony Vegas, the new JVC GYHM700 records in MOV (for FCP) format and they don't show any video but do show audio)
Section 3: The solution As we can see from above, MOV importing into Sony Vegas is really a hard nut to crack, but how? The most effective and comprehensive way to tackle the above problems is to covert your MOV files to Sony Vegas commonly accepted AVI, WMV, MPG files, this is just MOV to Sony Vegas converter can do.
MOV to Sony Vegas converter: all problems gone with this magic tool MOV to Sony Vegas converter is so far the first and most comprehensive tool to convert your MOV files to Sony Vegas (any version included) compatible files with best output quality and fast conversion speed (no extra codec required, no worry about audio and video problem), besides it can also convert between almost all popular files formats like AVI, WMV, MPG, MP4, DV, MKV, VOB, SWF, ASF, 3GP, RM etc so as to edit in Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, put on portable devices like iPod, iPhone, iRive, BlackBerry, Gphone, Mobile Phone etc, upload to YouTube or play on other application as well. MOV to Sony Vegas converter is not only a professional video player and video conversion tool, it can be also used as an excellent video editing tool. For example, you can set the right aspect ratio (16:9, 4:3) by Crop, the proper frame rate (23.97, 24, 25, 29.97 or 30) and resolution by Settings to fit the specific needs of Sony Vegas. You can also cut the MOV files to smaller ones by Trim or merge several files into a large one by ticking Merge into one file checkbox on the bottom of the main panel. Furthermore, as batch process mode supported, you can import a bunch of files at the same time and snapshot your favourite when previewing.
Guidance: How to convert/import MOV files to Sony Vegas To reduce your tedious reading work, we just have a picture guide available which can be served as a detailed instruction, just read it to know exactly what to do:
After converting, you can put to Sony Vegas for further editing.