Thursday, March 17, 2016

How-to: Edit MP4 in Sony Movie Studio

MP4 & Sony Movie Studio issue

I have many mp4 clips, but they won't open in Sony Movie Studio 11. Is there a way to get them in and work with them in a quick and lossless way?

I'm trying to import footage (.MP4 format) that was shot on a Sony EX1 camera into Sony Movie Studio. Unfortunately Movie Studio won't allow me to import it and 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."

Movie Studio is consistently showing a black preview screen and black rendering of MP4 clips after I put a certain number of source files in my project media bins or clips on the timeline, and the program even crashes and shuts itself down. Although the video goes black in the preview and also the renders, the audio still plays perfectly fine.


Why, why, why?

Actually, Sony Movie Studio supports MP4, but it only prefers MPEG-4 codec instead of others. However, MP4 as a container format can include various video codecs. So if your MP4 files are not accepted by Sony Movie Studio, it's probably because of the video codec incompatibility. 

What video format can import into Movie Studio? 

Supported format: AAC, AA3, AIFF, AVI, BMP, CDA, FLAC, GIF, JPEG, MP3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MVC, OGG, OMA, PCA, PNG, QuickTime, SND, SFA, W64, WAV, WDP, WMA, WMV, XAVC S. 

Yes, you can convert MXF video to Movie Studio editable format.

As I know, MPEG-2 is a good editing format for Sony Movie Studio. So, you can convert MP4 footage to MPEG-2! This is the easiest and most efficient way to make Sony Movie Studio work with MP4 files without crashes or other glitches.

How to import MP4 files to Sony Movie Studio?

Pavtube Video Converter (Review)is high recommended for you, which can help you change MP4 into a different format like MPEG-2 with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Sony Movie Studio with smooth editing without any trouble. 

Besides transcoding MP4 to Sony Movie Studio supported videos with optimized settings while keeping the video quality, the all-in-one and easy-to-use toolkit can convert all other popular video formats like AVI, MXF, MOV, WMV, MKV, FLV, MTS, VOB, etc. to Sony Vegas ProAdobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Avid Media ComposerWindows Movie Maker natively supported video formats on Windows with fast encoding speed.

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How to Convert MP4 Files to MPEG-2 for Sony Movie Studio

Download and install Pavtube Video Converter on your PC (compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000). Run this program, you will find the interface is very brief, this program is very easy to use.

Step 1: Import MP4 clips to the program through “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button. If you like, check the “Merge into one” box to join MP4 clips together. 



Step 2: Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPEG-2, MOV or WMV 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: Click “Convert” button to start encoding MP4 to MPEG-2(.mpg) for Adobe Premiere Pro. 

When the MP4 to Adobe Premiere Pro conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files for transferring to Sony Movie Studio with easy playback or editing. 

Related program:

Pavtube HD Video Converter / Mac Version: It is designed for converting HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon), non-protected HD or movies, DVR files (*.tivo) to other file types for playback on popular media devices like Apple TV, PS3, Xobx, Xobx360, WD TV HD Player.

Pavtube Media Magician / Mac Version: A nice camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ MOV/ MKV/ TiVo/ WMV/ AVI/ MPG converter and editor. Meamwhile it supported upload edited video to YouTube directly.

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  1. Can't use MP4 files in Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13? No suitable MP4 codec to download? Luckily, there is an easy solution to fix the issue. Find it out there.

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