Import 4K HEVC from Panasonic HC-X2000 to Vegas Pro 17

Can we load 4K HEVC files in Vegas Pro 17 for further editing? If you have upgraded your Vegas Pro to the latest version, you still have this problem. Recently, I found a lot of related problems in many forums. Especially Panasonic’s new camcorder users, including Panasonic HC-X2000, CX10 and HC-X1500.

Most video-shooting are at 4K whose bitrate is larger compared to recordings of 480P, 720P or 1080P. In terms of compression efficiency, HEVC is better compared to H.264. It saves space and reduces bandwidth pressure during data transfer. It is for these reasons that compression of 4K videos is preferably in the HEVC video codec. The importing process of Vegas Pro 17 HEVC is, however, not a walk in the park, even for the most professional editors working with Vegas Pro. Codec incompatibility, lagging, or choppy problems are some issues you can expect when you import your videos. When you want to troubleshoot any editing issues of 4K HEVC, the below solution will come in handy.

As far as we know, the latest version Vegas Pro 17 usually can handle 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive. On the other hand, it is a complete nightmare to import HEVC to Vegas Pro – it cannot recognize HEVC codec. As for Vegas Pro 17, it doens’t support HEVC codec well. How to import and edit Panasonic HC-X2000 HEVC footage in Vegas Pro 17, 16, 15, 14 without any problem?

To solve the issues, you need to convert Panasonic HC-X2000 4K MOV and MP4 video to MPEG-2 and H.264 for Vegas Pro as primary delivery format. The process is surprisingly easy and can be done with the help of Acrok Video Converter Ultimate. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode HC-X2000 4K HEVC files for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Vegas Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, After Effects CC and more. If you work Panasonic HC-X2000 HEVC files in Vegas Pro Pro on Mac, please get Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. You can transcpde HEVC to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X, convert HEVC to AIC codec for editing in iMovie. Below is the detailed guide on transcoding Panasonic HC-X2000 HEVC files to Vegas Pro Pro friendly video formats.

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Converting Panasonic HC-X2000 4K HEVC for Vegas Pro 17

Step 1: Import source 4K videos

Run Acrok Video Converter Ultimate as the top HEVC to Vegas Pro Converter and click “Add file” and load your 4K MOV and MP4 videos into this software.

 Panasonic HC-X2000 Video Converter

Step 2: Select the output format

Click the Format bar to select output format: Editing Software > Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for editing Panasonic HC-X2000 4K HEVC in Vegas Pro with natively supported video codec.

Convert Panasonic HC-X2000 HEVC for Vegas Pro

Tip 1: Settings

Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. If you want to get original 4K resolution for editing in Vegas Pro 17, just keep the video size as original.

HEVC to Vegas Pro Converter - Settings

Tip 2: Edit your 4K HEVC videos

Select one vide to activate editing function, then click “Edit” icon. You make use of the Effects tool to apply various editing effects on your video such as watermarks among other effects. The cropping tool is used to eliminate unwanted portions of the video without altering the quality of the original video. You can crop manually or by dragging the extreme ends of the video. Clicking on the Trimming icon pops up a trimming window from which you have to set the time to trim the selected video.

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Step 3: Start converting 4K footage

Click the “Convert” button to start the Panasonic HC-X2000 HEVC to MPEG-2 conversion. When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. Launch Vegas Pro on your computer, choose “File > Import to import converted Panasonic HC-X2000 HEVC MOV/MP4 files in Vegas Pro 17, 16, 15 for further editing.


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