How to Fix Sony Vegas Pro Importing MOV Files Issue?

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It is officially stated that MOV is supported by Sony Vegas Pro. However, many people still encounter problems when importing MOV files to Sony Vegas Pro for further editing. And there are some frequently asked questions quoted below:

Q1: Problem with .mov files 
When I try to add a .mov file to the timeline in Vegas 12 or Vegas 9, I get an error message telling me I need to install Quicktime. Quicktime IS installed. I did a fresh install of the latest version of Quicktime 7.7.7, and I STILL get the same message.

Q2: Vegas Pro 12 won’t import .MOV files 
I’m using Sony Vegas Pro 12 Build 770 64-bit. I just did a complete wipe of my machine and a fresh install of everything. Now SVP 12 will not directly import .MOV files. Honestly, I’m not sure it ever did. I previously had both 11 and 12 installed and continued to use 11 for older projects. I don’t frequently deal with .MOV files.

You may say: since MOV is said to be supported, why Sony Vegas doesn’t accept my MOV files? Well, that’s because MOV is a container instead of a codec. If the MOV contains a video codec that Sony Vegas can’t recognize, for instance, DivX, Sony Vegas Pro (including Vegas 13) won’t accept it. Other reasons may lie on that Windows didn’t come with the codecs that were used for those particular .MOV files(MOV is just a wrapper for a large variety of codecs.). To easily solve your problem, you can convert the MOV video to a more editing-friendly format like MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas.

To convert MOV files to Sony Veags compatible format without quality loss, UFUSoft Video Converter is highly recommended. No matter what version of the NLE apps you are applying, and what Windows system you are working on, this video converter will assist you to import MOV, FLV, MKV, AVI, MP4 as even Nikon, Canon, JVC, Panasonic camcorders files to Sony Vegas Pro as well as Adobe Premiere Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, etc for editing smoothly.

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Follow its step-by-step instruction below to learn how to encode MOV to MPEG-2 for Vegas Pro.

Simple steps to edit MOV files in Sony Vegas Pro smoothly

1. Load MOV files

Click “Add” button on the main interface to load your MOV files once you set up the professional MOV to Sony Vegas Converter on your PC.(Drag & Drop function is included.)

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2. Set Sony Vegas supported format

Click “Format” bar to determine output format. Follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format.

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Tip: You can click “Settings” button to adjust output parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc.

3. Start conversion

Click “Convert” button; this app will start transcoding MOV files to MPG for Vegas Pro immediately.

Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MPEG-2 files for Sony Vegas Pro easily. Then, it would be easy to import and edit MOV files with Vegas Pro 9/10/11/12/13.