Summary: Have you met the situation you can’t edit h264 footage in Sony Movie Studio? Now I’ll offer you some tips in detail to fix it.
Editing H.264 files is not as easy as playing H.264. One typical issue is that Sony Movie Studio won't load H.264 files. There are many users have met various problem while importing H.264 files to Sony Movie Studio for further editing.
Q: I'm trying to import QuickTime H.264 footage from Blackmagic Resolve into Sony Movie Studio 10. Unfortunately, Sony Movie Studio won't allow me to import it and an error message comes up saying, "Warning: An error occurred while loading the project file. The file is most likely corrupted or of an unknown format.
After Google it, I finally found the reason. Sony Movie Studio may or may not be using Quicktime for decode, because of DSLR and digicams, Movie Studio bypasses Quicktime on Qt MOV files with AVC/H.264 video and PCM audio. So it makes sense that you can’t load H.264 footage to Sony Movie Studio. As far as we know, the most compatible video codec for Sony Movie Studio is MPEG-2. In order to edit H.264 footage in Sony Movie Studio smoothly, we’d better transcode H.264 files to MPEG-2 codec.
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How to Edit H.264 Footage in Sony Movie Studio Smoothly.
Step 1. Add H.264 files to the program
Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button on the top menu to browse and choose your H.264 files. You also can drag H.264 files into this H.264 converter.
Step 2. Choose the preset output format – MPEG-2
We have prepared the proper profile setting for Sony Movie Studio. Just click on the format bar and follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Ve..." > "MPEG-2 (*.mpg)"
Step 3. Change output profile parameters.
Click "Settings" to open “Profile Settings” window and follow “Frame Rate” option. You can change frame rate of your videos here.
Step 4. Start converting H.264 files to MPEG-2
Click on the big red "Convert" button in the main UI to start converting H.264 files to MPEG-2. You can find your converted videos by clicking "Open" button.
Then you are able to edit H.264 footage in Sony Movie Studio without any trouble.
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