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Import MP4 to Sony Vegas Pro 13 without any error message

June 30 2016 , Written by Bonnie Published on #edit mp4 with sony vegas pro 13, #convert mp4 to sony vegas pro 13, #encode mp4 to sony vegas pro 13, #best mp4 video converter, #best video converter for sony vegas pro

Sony Vegas Pro is one of the most popular video editing software owned by almost everyone, pro-alike and green hand. You may have could not help importing your MP4 file to Vegas Pro 12/13. Importing MP4 into Sony Vegas is not a strange thing for most Windows users, and we can easily import MP4 into Sony Vegas for editing in most cases. However, Sony Vegas doesn't allow you to select the MP4 file sometimes. 

Common Issues in Sony Vegas Pro MP4 Import 

Every time I try to open MP4 in Vegas Pro 13, I get this error message:"An error occurred while opening one or more files. The reason for the error could not be determined". 
Sony Vegas doesn’t recognize the mp4 files outputs from GoPro HD Hero 
I can import MP4 files from Shadowplay to Sony Vegas, but as soon as I drag them into the timeline, Vegas Pro instantly crashes. 
My Hauppauge HD PVR record video in .mp4 format, when I try to edit these MP4 in Vegas only to get the audio with black screen or get the video without audio. 

Part 1. Why people always meet difficulty in importing MP4 into Sony Vegas Pro 13? 

The headache issues with Sony Vegas dealing MP4 files may causes by hardware issue or codec issue. Just make sure your computer is powerful enough and has enough disk space as Sony Vegas requires your computer be powerful enough and have enough disk space for video editing at first. Then you should know, Vegas only supports a few audio and video codecs in MP4 container. If the MP4 file is not encoded with Sony Vegas support codec, Sony Vegas Pro 12/13 will refuse to import this kind of MP4 video. 

Part 2. How can we successfully import any MP4 file to Sony Vegas Pro 13? 

To get Sony Vegas work with MP4 files beautifully at any time, I found this really easy and effective way- encoding MP4 to Sony Vegas supported video formats

Pavtube Video Converter is just the right MP4 to Sony Vegas Converter which can encode various MP4 to Sony Vegas readable formats like WMV, MPEG-2 or AVI. Besides encoding MP4 to Sony Vegas, it also helps to transcode camera shootings in different formats (H.264 MOV, MTS/M2TS, XAVC, MXF, H.265 MP4, etc.) to video editing software compatible file types, i.e. MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, WMV for Windows Movie Maker, AVI to Pinnacle Studio to meet your different needs. The following will introduce a detailed guide on how to encode Sony Vegas Pro 12/13 unsupported MP4 to Sony Vegas supported one. If you're facing the issues, read on to find the answer. 

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How to encode MP4 files to Sony Vegas Pro (13) compatible format for editing? 

Step 1. Load MP4 files 

Install and launch the iFastime Video Converter Ultimate and add MP4 files to it. Click "Add video" button to load MP4 files. Or directly drag and drop the source MP4 file you want to the sftware. Then you can preview the whole videos in the preview window on the right. 

Step 2. Choose WMV for Sony Vegas Pro 

Click "Format" option to choose the output format. To make your Sony Vegas Pro 13/12 to read MP4 files, just choose the most Sony Vegas accepted "WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)" or MPEG-2 under "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" option as output format. 


a. If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click "Settings" button to customize output video parameters like bitrate, channels, frame rate, etc, such as to set higher bitrate to get much better image quality. In general, the higher video bit rate, the larger output file size, and vice versa. 

b. You can use the video editor designed in this MP4 Video Converter to edit your original videos. Click "Edit" on the main interface, and edit your videos by trimming (get/cut off video clips), cropping (remove unwanted areas), adding text/image/video watermarks, inserting subtitles, adding special effects, etc. 

Step 3. Encode MP4 to Sony Vegas Pro 13

Hit the "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to start encoding MP4 to Sony Vegas Pro 13. Once finished, hit "Open" button to get the generated files, and then drag it to the Vegas Pro timeline or into the Trimmer window where you can mark you in and out points before you add it to the timeline. 

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Unable to import MP4 into DaVinci Resolve on computer? Solved!

June 28 2016 , Written by Bonnie Published on #import mp4 to davinci, #encode mp4 to davinci, #best mp4 encoder, #best video converter for davinci

Some MP4 to DaVinci Resolve issues

Q: “I want my GX8 UHD footage to work with Davinci Resolve 12, but it doesn't like the MP4 footage. It does like DNxHD. I am looking for a Windows solution, any suggestions?” 

Q: “I have imported a .mp4 video into the timeline and automatically the video and audio track were filled. After closing and starting again I can't import this or any other video again without losing the video track. It only imports the audio part. What am I missing here?” 

Q: “Sony a57 user. Usually do AVCHD, but I used MP4 for some reason on Easter for a short video of my 2 year old son. Not a big deal as it is likely fine as is, but I would like to play around with it to see what I can do. I transcoded it from Mp4 to AVI, WMV, MOV and still it would not recognize the file in the appropriate folder Am I doing something wrong? Or is there a better way to do it?” 

In fact, there is hardly anything DaVinci Resolve doesn't support. However, it doesn't mean that you can import every piece of video into this world famous color corrector and amazing editor. When it comes to importing MP4 files to DaVinci Resolve, you may find that this editing program fails to recognize or sometimes may crash, which is really a great pain. If you're having trouble editing MP4 files in DaVinci Resolve 12, 11, 10, etc., read on for details. 

Why MP4 files won't work in DaVinci Resolve? 

The reason is that MP4 is a format container with different codecs which isn't compatible with Davinci Resolve. According to Davinci Resolve's offcial site, Resolve does not support MP4 files, or any compressed audio file formats. How can we freely load/import MP4 files in Resolve 9/10/11/12? The answer is change MP4 files to a more editing-friendly format, such a Resolve's DNxHD .mov. 

Best Way to Resolve the MP4 and DaVinci Resolve Incompatibility? 

To fix the problem, the easy workaround is to transcode MP4 to a more editing-friendly format, such a DaVinci Resolve's DNxHD codec. To finish the task, you can use the top MP4 to DaVinci Resolve Video Converter for Mac, the best video converter that can help you transcode any MP4 videos and other MKV/MTS/MXF/AVI/MOV/H.265/FLV to DaVinci Resolve compatible videos with original quality. Besides, this software can also transcode any video files for editing in Windows Movie Maker, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, etc NLEs.

Note: If you are running on Windows, please turn to the MP4 to DaVinci Resolve Video Converter (10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, etc) . Now just download it and follow the steps below to encode your MP4 videos to DaVinci Resolve on Mac. 

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Guide on How to make MP4 video supported by Davinci Resolve on Mac

(- It has a perfect compatibility with macOS Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, 10.5)

Step 1: Load source MP4 videos 

Launch the Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, and you may either click "Add video" button to import .mp4 files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program. If you'd like to combine multiple MP4 files to be a single file, you can tick the checkbox "Merge into one file". 

Step 2: Select Resolve 9/10/11/12 readable format 

Click the "Format" to select output format. Choose "Avid Media Compose > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as the Resolve 9/10/11/12 output format for nice importing and editing in Resolve 9/10/11/12. 

Step 3: Converting MP4 video files to Davinci Resolve 

After all the necessary setting have been done, click the "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to start transcoding MP4 to DNxHD .mov. Finally, launch Davinci Resolve. Find the file in the Library panel, and then double click your clip or Right-click and select "Add into Media Pool." Now the clip is added to your Media Pool. You can also import entire directors or a range of clips into the Media Pool. 


Have a try this powerful tool to transcode your any MP4 videos (camera/iphone/iPad/YouTube etc) to DaVinci Resolve friendly format with three steps for nice editing. 

More features of the Pavtube Video Converter: 

  • Transcode SD/HD/4K/3D MP4 to DaVinci Resolve, HD media player, Tablets, Smartphones, Game consoles,TV, VR headsets, Projectors, etc 
  • Support the new M3U8H.265 and more formats and codecs 
  • Output format for various editors like FCP X, FCP 6/7, FCE, iMovie, Apple Aperture 3, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Premiere Pro CS6/5/4/3, Adobe After Effects CC/CS6, Adobe Premiere Elements 13/12, DaVinci Resolve, iPhoto, Kdenlive, Keynote, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Pro etc
  • Convert various video/audio like MKV to MP4, AVI to MP4, H.264 to H.265,WMV to MP4, MOV to MP4 etc. 
  • Batch conversion and super fast conversion speed 
  • Easy-to-use MP4 to DaVinci Resolve Video Converter with simple clear interface 
  • Regular updates provided for registered users without extra charge for lifetime 

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Stream MP4 to Apple TV 4 on Mac El Capitan

June 23 2016 , Written by Bonnie Published on #play mp4 on apple tv 4, #encode mp4 to apple tv 4, #transcode mp4 to apple tv 4, #best mp4 video converter for apple tv 4

Outline: For better MP4 video/movie entertainment on Apple TV 4, knowing clearly the best format supported by the Apple TV 4 and how to play MP4 on Apple TV 4 perferctly. 

Apple TV gives you access to an easy-to-navigate world of entertainment. Rent HD movies. Buy HD TV shows. Listen to your iTunes music. Even show off your photos. Playing movies on Apple TV always being the first choice for people at home. The following article will give the answer and show how to solve the issue step by step using the recommended powerful MP4 to Apple TV 4 video converter for Mac. It provides default settings for Apple TV 4. Also and you can touch up your MP4 video instantly with its editing function. 

Can Apple TV 4 Play MP4? 

According to Apple support website, Apple TV 4 does support MP4 files. However, Apple TV only play MP4 files encoded with H.264 or MPEG-4 video codec as well as AAC audio codec. Therefore, not all MP4 files are playable on Apple TV 4. For example, if the MP4 file is with the right video codec but wrong audio codec like MPEG-4/H.264 AC3, or other audio codec, you will only play MP4 with no sound on Apple TV 4. Or if the MP4 is with the wrong video codec like H.265, we cannot even stream MP4 to Apple TV 4, let alone to watch MP4 on ATV 4.

PS: Apple TV 4 supported formats and Apple TV 3/2/1 supported formart: - more detail Apple TV supported formats 


How to Stream MP4 to Apple TV 4 for playing? 

To get your MP4 files to be Apple TV 4 compatible or readable, you can transcode the existing MP4 properties to Apple TV 4 compatible properties before streaming to ATV 4. 

To accomplish the task, first you need Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, a powerful high-quality Mac video converter, editor and player which enables you to transcode MP4 to Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 3/2/1 in Mac OS X for watching, making it meet specific limitations of Apple TV. Why choose it? 

  • It is very easy to use and the perfect result video quality is also impressive. 
  • Since the Apple TV 4 supported MP4 is directly offered to you, you don't have to spend much time determining which format you should choose to convert to. You just need to directly navigate to "Apple TV" option when you reach the output format list. 
  • Meanwhile Dolby Digital 5.1 pass-through audio is offered which means, when your Apple TV is connected to audio receiver, the 5.1 surround sound will work 
  • Convert the videos not supported by the new Apple TV 4 like H.265, Tivo, MP4, AVI and other videos to Apple TV 4 supported MP4, MOV, M4V video 
  • Apart from that, its built-in editor can help users to do some basic editing work before conversion, like trimming, cutting, adding audio information/watermark etc. 
  • Please keep reading and learn how to complete the MP4 to Apple TV 4 transcoding in Mac (OS X El Capitan including) quickly and easily. 

If you're using a Windows PC, please turn to Pavtube Video Converter, which has the same function as the Mac version. 


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Follow the three steps to convert MP4 to Apple TV 4 formats for smooth streaming & playing 

Step 1: Import your target MP4 video by clicking Add File button. You can also drag and drop files to the main interface of this best video converter. 


Step 2: Choose the optimized video format for output. Click “Format” drop-down list, and then select “Apple TV H.264 1920×1080(*.m4v)” as output format. What's more, Apple TV 4 supports the 3D video format, so here you can also select the 3D MP4 format from "3D" if you want the 3D experience。


Step 3: Hit on the “Convert” button to begin MP4 to Apple TV 4 conversion. When it is done, open file destination folder and stream your MP4 videos to Apple TV 4 for viewing. 

Via AirPlay: 

Firstly, to use AirPlay, you need to prepare one of the following devices: iPhone 4 (or later), iPad, iPad mini, or iPod touch (4th generation or later). Add the converted MP4 movies to iTunes and sync to your iOS device. 
Secondly, be sure iOS device and Apple TV are in the same Wi-Fi network; start play the video on your device, and then swipe up from the bottom of your device screen to access Control Center and tap AirPlay; 
Thirdly, tap the name of the device you want to AirPlay to. 

Via iTunes: 

Firstly, add the converted MP4 videos to iTunes. Then, go to iTunes > Preferences, choose Apple TV, and make sure "Look for Apple TVs" is selected. 
Secondly, on your Apple TV, choose Settings > Computers > "Connect to iTunes," and note the passcode displayed; in iTunes, select the Apple TV (below Devices), and enter the passcode. 
Thirdly, click the Summary button and select one of "Automatic Sync" and "Custom Sync". 

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Insert MP4 files to Cyberlink PowerDirector on Windows

June 21 2016 , Written by Bonnie Published on #import mp4 to cyberlink powerdirector, #encode mp4 to cyberlink powerdirector, #can’t open mp4 in cyberlink powerdirector, #best mp4 video converter

Outline: On this page and the next you will find the solution for can’t import MP4 to CyberLink PowerDirector 14 by converting MP4 to MPEG-2 for PowerDirector in detail. 

PowerDirector topped our review of the best video editing software because it's easy to use for beginners, causal users and seasoned editors alike. It provides all the tools you need to transform the footage on your camera into a polished video you can share with family and friends easily. This program is designed to help you learn video editing without compromising the power of the tools it offers. However, we found many Cyberlink PowerDirector users have the problems in opening MP4 video files in Cyberlink PowerDirector. See the reason and easy solution below. 

Actually, this is due to the MP4 files codec: PowerDirector prefer MPEG-4 and H.264 codecs instead of others. If your MP4 files are not compatible with PowerDirector, it's probably because of the different codec in a number of MP4 files as Cyberlink PowerDirector (even the latest PowerDirector 13) might not support all of these codecs. Basically, there is one samrt solution handling the problems of importing videos into Cyberlink PowerDirector. That is to convert/transcode unsupported MP4 videos to a format that Cyberlink PowerDirector works. MPEG-2 is a universal file that is supported by all PowerDirector versions. 

Best MP4 to Cyberlink PowerDirector Video Converter 

To complete the PowerDirector video conversion task, you first need to download a professional Cyberlink PowerDirector Video Converter. Here Pavtube Video Converter is just the right one which is able to convert all kinds of MP4 video clips and other MKV, MOV, MXF, Prores, FLV, F4V, WMV, VOB, MP4, AVCHD, MTS, MOD, Apple ProRes and so on to PowerDirector supported formats efficiently. In addition to video files, this powerful converter also enable you to convert many audio files like FLAC, WMA, WAV, OGG, AC3, etc. to Cyberlink PowerDirector more likely formats. 

If you are a Mac user, you can get the Pavtube Video Converter for Mac which can convert MP4 to Cyberlink PowerDirector on Mac quickly. 

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Besides converting functions, it can also edit all video formats in all aspects: trim, crop, add watermark, join clips, replace background music, add effects, insert subtitles, etc. to meet your needs. It has user-friendly interface for beginners, casual users or hobbyists. The following step-by-step guide explains on how to encode MP4 videos to MPEG-2 so that you can import them to Cyberlink PowerDirector 14/13/12/11/10 successfully. 


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How to Convert MP4 for Editing with Cyberlink PowerDirector 14/13 smoothly? 

Step 1. Import MP4 files into the program 

Here you can directly drag & drop the MP4 files to the converter, or click "Add Video" button to load the MP4 files. 


Step 2. Choose MPEG-2 as the output format 

This app directly offers you MPEG-2 in its format window. You can select it as the output format directly. To do it, you can click Output Format panel of the main interface and go to "Adobe Premiere" > "MPEG-2 (*.mpg)″ in the pop-up window. (Note: MPEG-2 is usually used in Digital Television set top boxes and DVD which can be recognized by Cyberlink PowerDirector.) 

Step 3. Start PowerDirector video conversion 

Click the "Convert" button at the bottom-right corner of this app's main interface to convert MKV/MOV/MXF/Prores to MPEG-2 for PowerDirector. Now, the interface will be shown as follows. The green bar represents video conversion progress. So you can clearly know when the conversion will be done. By the way, the conversion speed is ultrafast, thanks to its leading NVIDIA CUDA and AMD APP acceleration technology. 

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