Have created some 4K Pores files with Apple authorized third-party Prores products such as NLE applications like Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve or cameras like Alexa, Panasonic, Blackmagic design, etc and try to import the Prores files into Vegas Pro 12/13/14 but the clips go black when previewing them in the Vegas Pro timeline. The following article will offer the solution to fix this issue and assist you to achieve a smooth workflow of 4K Prores on Vgeas Pro 12/13/14.
Media Compatibility of 4K Prores with Vegas Pro 12/13/14
Since Vegas Pro 9, Adobe has updated this remarkable professional editing software with 4K resolution support. Therefore, you will have no problem to edit 4K with Vegas Pro 12/13/14 as long as your PC computer is powerful enough to handle 4K resolution video. However, as for the 4K Prores compatibility, although some Vegas Pro forum said that Vegas Pro 14 will be upgraded with native Prores support, however, from Vegas Pro 14 official page, we get no Prores import supporting information. In addition, it is also well known that Prores is a codec developed by Apple, it have never been the best of friend with Windows NLE.
Transcode 4K Prores to Vegas Pro 12/13/14 friendly editing format
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To get Vegas Pro 12/13/14 supported file formats from 4K Prores files, what you need is a 4K Prores converter. Here, a simple yet powerful program called Pavtube Video Converter is highly recommended to you. The program has enhanced media compatibility for 4K Apple Prores types including Apple Prores 4444 XQ, Apple Prores 4444, Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores 422 LT, Apple Prores 422 LT. You can use the program to convert Vegas Pro 12/13/14 editable file formats such as MP4, MOV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, etc and then flexibly adjust the output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality for Vegas Pro 14. If you have no ideal how to adjust those settings on your own, you can also choose to directly output Vegas Pro 12/13/14 specially optimized MPEG-2 codec with the optimal editing settings.
Edit 4K Prores with built-in editing options
Before loading the 4K Prores files into Vegas Pro 12/13/14, you can complete some simple editing task with the program’s built-in editing tools. You can trim or cut off video to remove unwanted clips or segments, crop video to remove the black borders, add transparent text watermark, flip or rotate video orientation, insert external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to video, etc.
Pavtube Video Converter is pretty simple to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. In addition, it has perfect compatibility with all Windows OS including Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7. The final results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the converted video and the original 4K Prores video.
How to Convert 4K Prores for Vegas Pro 12/13/14 Editing?
Step 1: Load 4K Prores files.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import 4K Prores files into the program. The program supports batch conversion mode, you can batch load multiple files at one time.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Vegas Pro 14 native compatible editing formats such as “MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” under “Common Video” main category.
Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality for Vegas Pro users.
For fresh users, you can directly output Vegas Pro 14 specially optimized editing codec by following “Adobe Premiere/Son…” > “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)”.
Step 3: Edit 4K Prores files.
Select an item to activate the “Edit” menu, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip or rotate video, trim, crop, add transparent watermark, add external subtitle, etc.
Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from 4K Prores to Vegas Pro 12/13/14 supported editing formats or preset profile editing formats.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to load and import and edit converted Prores files with Vegas Pro 12/13/14 for high quality and high performance editing workflow.