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Jamie Stroud
Won't Open Large Mov File (Vegas Pro 13)
on Nov 1, 2015 at 9:34:58 pm

So far I've been able to open every mov file I've tried except for 1. This one is about 4 gigs. All the rest were less than 0.5 gigs. I checked the codec and other details and this file is precisely the same as the other files accept for size. Is Vegas not able to open mov files this big? Or is there something wrong with my laptop that's preventing it from opening?

Laptop specs:
Processor: Intel Core i7-4510u @ 2GHz, 2601 Mhz, 2 cores.
RAM: 12 gigs
Free disk space: 20 gigs
OS: Windows 10
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 820M

Using Vegas Pro 13.0 (Build 453) 64-bit.


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Won't Open Large Mov File (Vegas Pro 13)
on Nov 2, 2015 at 2:58:08 am

Vegas is quite capable of opening any size mov files.
What exactly happen when you try to import it in Vegas?
Could also be corrupt. Is it from the same source as the others that opens ok?

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Jamie Stroud
Re: Won't Open Large Mov File (Vegas Pro 13)
on Nov 2, 2015 at 4:55:39 am

This mov file was filmed from the same source as the other mov files (iPhone 6S). When I try to drop it into Sony Vegas it simply says, "None of the files dropped on Sony Vegas could be opened". When I try to import it then it says, "Warning: An error occurred while opening one or more files.
The file is most likely corrupt or of an unknown format."

The file doesn't seem like it's corrupt though. It plays just fine.


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Aaron Star
Re: Won't Open Large Mov File (Vegas Pro 13)
on Nov 3, 2015 at 6:27:43 pm

I would convert the large file in question to some other container like, AVI or .MXF. This can be done with FFMPEG, Quicktime pro, or one of the Sony Catalyst products. HDCAM-sr-lite, XDCAM-ex, or Cineform.avi would be good minimize generational loss. However, you could just use FFMPEG to copy the file contents over to an .MP4 container which would likely solve your problems.

Quicktime for windows is purposely gimped by Apple, and has limitations with file size and in some cases file quantity. Windows users are waiting patiently for Apple to upgrade QuickTime to 64-bit. I think peace in the Middle East will come 1st however.


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Jamie Stroud
Re: Won't Open Large Mov File (Vegas Pro 13)
on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:05:08 am

This perfectly answered my question (file size IS the issue) and solved it. I knew I could re-compress the file to a different format, but I was wanting to avoid file loss. FFmpeg seemed to convert format with almost no file loss (just 4 dropped frames from a near 2 0000 frame video).
Thanks bunches!


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Won't Open Large Mov File (Vegas Pro 13)
on Nov 24, 2015 at 11:21:06 am

Handbrake is a good option also...

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