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MP4 workflow with Sony Movie Studio

September 18 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Description:The following article will explain why we often encounter "can't open MP4 in Sony Movie Studio 11/12/13" as well as provide an easy solution on how to successfully import all kinds of MP4 files to Movie Studio.


I've used Sony Movie Studio for one year to create short film. Now I'm looking for some tips regarding post workflow and getting MP4 into Sony Movie Studio 11/12/13. I got some MP4 footages, when it comes to view, load and edit MP4 in Sony Movie Studio, there is an error message comes up saying; "Warning: An error occurred while loading the project file. The file is most likely corrupted or of an unknown format."

Well, after goggling, I found Movie Studio prefers MPEG-4 codec instead of others while MP4 as a container format can include various video codecs. So if my MP4 files are not accepted by Sony Movie Studio, it's probably because of the incompatibile video codecs in the MP4. As some guys recommend online, in order to work with MP4 recordings in Sony Movie Studio 11/12/13, it would be better to install the K Lite Codec Pack, but there are so many people stating how it can cause more problems than it solves. Alternatively, another solution is to get third-party software like Pavtube Video Converter to convert MP4 to Movie Studio natively supported format like MOV. It will save the issues.

Overall, the program is the best MP4 Converter under Windows (Windows 10 included). With it, you can effortlessly transcode MP4 to MOV, a Movie Studio friendly file format keeping the original quality to ensure a fast and fluid MP4 workflow with Sony Movie Studio 11/12/13. Besides, this software can also turn MP4 files to a recognizable format for editing in Windows Movie Maker, Movie Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Pinnacle Studio, etc NLEs. Download it now and follow the steps to convert your MP4 videos to Vegas Movie Studio.

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Change MP4 to Sony Movie Studio compatible file type

Step 1: Load source MP4 files

Launch iFastime Video Converter Ultimate, and you can either click "Add video" button to import MP4 files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program. 

Step 2: Select output format

To make your Sony Movie Studio support MP4 files, you can follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" column and select "MOV (AVC)(*.mov)" as output format. 

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

Step 3: Start MP4 to Sony Movie Studio conversion

Finally, press the "Star conversion" button at the bottom right corner; it will start to transcode MP4 files to MOV for Sony Movie Studio 11/12/13 immediately. When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the resulted videos and run Sony Movie Studio to import them for editing without any hassle.

Now opening and editing MP4 files in Sony Movie Studio 11/12/13 is flawless.

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