Convert 4K M2TS to AVI HD for Sony Vegas Pro without rendering

Summary:Can't import 4K M2TS files to Sony Vegas Pro? The easy workaround is to transcode 4K M2TS to Vegas Pro HD AVI format for editing. Here is how.

4K is a new resolution standard designed for digital cinema and computer graphics. 4K format was named because it has 4000 pixels horizontal resolution approximately. Many professional cameras shoot QFHD video(3840 x 2160 pixels or 4096 x 2160 pixels), such as new Panasonic Lumix GH4 and 4K video can be recorded as MTS, MXF, MOV, MP4, etc. 

If you are using Sony Vegas Pro to perform further editing, you will find the program does not work well with the 4K M2TS files. Although Sony Vegas Pro announced that it was compatible with M2TS files since Vegas Pro 8 version on its official site, the incompatibility issues occurred from time to time. To get you easily and natively editing 4K M2TS videos in Sony Vegas Pro, I will offer the way to fix the problem in this article.

As Vegas can render M2TS to AVI HD or WMV HD, then an easy solution is to convert 4K M2TS files to Vegas Pro compatible AVI/WMV format first. To get the work done, Pavtube Video Converter is highly recommended, which provides optimized presets HD AVI for Sony Vegas Pro. The pogram is specially designed to convert all kinds of videos from your camera or camcorder like 4K MTS/M2TS, 4K MXF4K XAVC to any file format with excellent audio and image quality for using in video editing software and multimedia devices including Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Pinnacle Studio, Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, Android, iOS, Windows based devices and more. 

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Pavtube MXF Converter can handle MXF/MXF footage produced by Canon, Sony and Panasonic camcorders and convert MXF video files to various video format supported by popular devices such as iPad Air/4/3, iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4, Apple TV 3, Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Tab S/3/2, Samsung Galaxy S5/S4/S3, Surface RT/Pro, PS4/PS3, WDTV, etc.

Pavtube Video Converter for Mac: An all-in-one program integrating conversion and editing 4K videos, 1080p/720p MKV, MXF, M2TS, etc. on Mac OS X El Capitan.

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Step-by-step guide to import and load 4K M2TS files into Sony Vegas Pro for editing without rendering. 

Step 1: Download and install this converter.

Copy the .m2ts files to your computer. Launch the 4K M2TS to Sony Vegas Converter, and you may either click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button to import .m2ts files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program.

Step 2: Select Sony Vegas compatible format

Get the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move your pointer to “HD Video. Choose "AVI HD Video(*.avi)" as the output format from the profile list which is the Sony Vegas Pro compatible video format.

Tip:You can adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video & Audio, Video Size, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface.

Step 3: Start conversion

Click the convert button, the 4K M2TS converter will start encoding 4K m2ts files to Sony Vegas Pro immediately. 

After the files are converted, tap the Open button to locate the converted files and bring them into your Vegas Pro with best audio and video quality, edit, export or share. This converter can convert very fast and support for editing applications like Avid MC, Premiere, Pinnacle, Windows Movie Maker etc.

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