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Sony Vegas AVI - How to Successful Import, Open, and Play AVI in Sony Vegas

Easy Solve Sony Vegas AVI No Video Problem When Import AVI to Vegas

December 8th, 2011 by Bigasoft Support

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With version 8.0, Sony Vegas does read AVI files, but it only accepts MJPEG AVI (usually from "video" setting on digital still cameras). We will still meet problems in importing and opening other AVI to Sony Vegas.

Headache problems when deal with Sony Vegas AVI

  • Sony Vegas works well with some of my AVI files, but can't import other AVI files especially from Fraps, YouTube.
  • Sony Vegas does import AVI video successfully, but cannot play it.
  • AVI in Sony Vegas only get the audio portion without picture.
  • Imported AVI in Sony Vegas will only do sounds but no video at all
  • Vegas version 8.0 or later can accept AVI files, but prior versions of the software failed to open AVI files.

Easy Solve Sony Vegas AVI No Video Problem

Easy Solution for Sony Vegas AVI problems

AVI is a multimedia container format which may carry audio/visual data inside in virtually any compression scheme, including Full Frame (Uncompressed), Intel Real Time (Indeo), Cinepak, Motion JPEG, Editable MPEG, VDOWave, ClearVideo / RealVideo, QPEG, and MPEG-4 Video. However, Sony Vegas can only work with AVI which is in Motion JPEG scheme or in DV codec.

In order to successfully import, open and edit all kinds of AVI in Sony Vegas, we had better convert it to Vegas more friendly video format like DV.

Bigasoft Total Video Converter is just the right software to convert AVI to DV for easy import various AVI files to all versions of Sony Vegas. This powerful AVI to DV converter also can convert other videos including WTV, DVR, MP4, MKV, FLV, MPG, WMV, MOV, BIK, MXF, MVI, ASF, VOB, RMVB, WebM and more to Vegas supported DV, WMV, MPEG format

Step by step guide on how to convert and import AVI to Sony Vegas with the help of Bigasoft Total Video Converter.

Preparation: Launch Bigasoft Total Video Converter

Free download Bigasoft Total Video Converter the powerful AVI to Sony Vegas Converter - Bigasoft Total Video Converter, install and launch it, the following interface will pop up.

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Bigasoft Total Video Converter - The Powerful AVI to Sony Vegas Converter

Step 1 Add AVI files

Click "Add File" button to import the AVI files that can't work with Vegas to Bigasoft Total Video Converter. You can also directly drag and drop the AVI files to the main interface of this AVI to Vegas Converter.

How to Successfully Import AVI to Sony Vegas

Step 2 Set Sony Vegas supported video format

Click the "Profile" drop-down button to select Sony Vegas more friendly video format like "DV - Digital Video Format(*.dv)" as output format from "General Video" category, you may also select your desired video format like WMV, MPEG and more as output video format.

Step 3 Convert AVI to Sony Vegas format

Click "Convert" button to finish the AVI to Vegas format conversion.

Step 4 Import AVI to Sony Vegas

First run Sony Vegas, then click "Open Folder" button to simply drag and drop the converted AVI files to Sony Vegas for editing.


With the above step by step guide and the powerful AVI to Sony Vegas Converter, it is just easy to solve the Sony Vegas AVI no video problem. Then just import all kinds of AVI files to any version of Sony Vegas for editing. Besides converting AVI to Sony Vegas, this powerful software also can convert other video formats including FLV, WTV, MKV, MPG, WMV, MOV, ASF, MP4, VOB, WebM, 3GP, H.264, BIK, MVI, MXF etc to Sony Vegas supported video format.


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