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Gregory Sanders
Cannot edit a video file in Sony Vegas Pro 12
on May 26, 2015 at 4:52:12 am

I used OBS to record some high quality gameplay footage and it came out as I'd hoped, but I cannot edit it in Vegas. When I import it, it shows up as a grey image. The audio still plays, but no video shows up. The video plays fine when dragged into chrome or through windows media player (although DivX plays it in greyscale). As far as I can tell, it is an X.264 Mpeg4/AVC file. I uploaded the file to Mega if anyone wants to take a look at it'>I uploaded the file to Mega if anyone wants to take a look at it'>I uploaded the file to Mega if anyone wants to take a look at it.

https://mega.co.nz/#!mlxXEKqJ!ag3uFpG26YJPOvvgvLktsgZcPsmyEbsZ629QtwnnGuw.

It's rather large (181mb)

I know OBS has an option for variable frame-rate and that causes similar issues, but I made sure it was set to record in Constant Frame Rate mode.


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Graham Bernard
Re: Cannot edit a video file in Sony Vegas Pro 12
on May 26, 2015 at 6:17:28 am
Last Edited By Graham Bernard on May 26, 2015 at 6:17:53 am

[Gregory Sanders] "When I import it, it shows up as a grey image."
Sounds like Vegas does not have access to the Video CODEC that is required.

Please use MediaInfo and post back with what you have found.

Grazie

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John Rofrano
Re: Cannot edit a video file in Sony Vegas Pro 12
on May 26, 2015 at 11:25:21 am

Vegas Pro does not like to edit DivX, Xid, or X.264 in an AVI container. Don't do it! These are delivery formats not editing formats.

You are probably going to need to convert the footage to something that Vegas Pro can edit like M-JPEG, Logarith, CineForm, etc.

I would convert it to M-JPEG using AviDemux 2.5 (don't use 2.6., only 2.5 works):



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Gregory Sanders
Re: Cannot edit a video file in Sony Vegas Pro 12
on May 26, 2015 at 2:29:30 pm

Do you have any format/codec suggestions that are less detrimental to the quality? When I converted it to mjpeg, it ended up a boxy mess and all the other formats in avidemux either didn't work outright, didn't work with vegas, or were also fairly poor quality.


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John Rofrano
Re: Cannot edit a video file in Sony Vegas Pro 12
on May 26, 2015 at 6:24:59 pm

[Gregory Sanders] "Do you have any format/codec suggestions that are less detrimental to the quality?"
Try Logarith. You'll have to download and install it but then it will show up in AviDemux. Logarith is a lossless codec so expect the files to be big. I'm not sure why MJPEG isn't giving you good quality. It may be AviDemux having problems decoding the video because M-JPEG is just like JPEG except as a movie.

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Gregory Sanders
Re: Cannot edit a video file in Sony Vegas Pro 12
on May 26, 2015 at 12:34:11 pm

General
Complete name : C:\Users\DSandman\Documents\2015-05-25-2317-19.mp4
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom
File size : 182 MiB
Duration : 13s 805ms
Overall bit rate : 110 Mbps
Encoded date : UTC 2015-05-26 03:17:35
Tagged date : UTC 2015-05-26 03:17:35
Writing application : Open Broadcaster Software v0.651b

Video
ID : 2
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High 4:4:4 Predictive@L4.2
Format settings, CABAC : No
Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame
Muxing mode : Container profile=High@3.1
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 13s 800ms
Source duration : 13s 784ms
Bit rate : 110 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Variable
Frame rate : 60.000 fps
Minimum frame rate : 58.824 fps
Maximum frame rate : 62.500 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.886
Stream size : 181 MiB (100%)
Source stream size : 181 MiB (100%)
Writing library : x264 core 146 r2538 121396c
Encoding settings : cabac=0 / ref=1 / deblock=0:0:0 / analyse=0:0 / me=dia / subme=0 / psy=0 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=0 / threads=6 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=0 / weightp=0 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=0 / intra_refresh=0 / rc=cqp / mbtree=0 / qp=0
Encoded date : UTC 2015-05-26 03:17:35
Tagged date : UTC 2015-05-26 03:17:35
Color primaries : BT.709
Transfer characteristics : sYCC
Matrix coefficients : BT.709
Color range : Limited
mdhd_Duration : 13800

Audio
ID : 1
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : 40
Duration : 13s 805ms
Source duration : 13s 781ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 218 Kbps
Nominal bit rate : 320 Kbps
Channel(s) : channel0
Channel(s)_Original : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 367 KiB (0%)
Source stream size : 367 KiB (0%)
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2015-05-26 03:17:35
Tagged date : UTC 2015-05-26 03:17:35



According to this, it says it is variable framerate, despite having CFR active. If there's anything else you see that could also be a problem, let me know.


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John Rofrano
Re: Cannot edit a video file in Sony Vegas Pro 12
on May 26, 2015 at 6:57:42 pm

[Gregory Sanders] "Format profile : High 4:4:4 Predictive@L4.2"
I'm going to guess that Vegas Pro doesn't support this profile. I downloaded your file and got the same grey screen in Vegas Pro. I also loaded it into Final Cut Pro X on my Mac Pro and it's just black video. QuickTime on the Mac only shows black video as well. Windows Media Player thought it was an audio only file. VLC was the only thing that could play it and it looked pretty dark and blocky to me.

I'd start looking for a new format to record in if I were you. Those files can't be read by most video programs.

~jr

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