Easily Fix Problems Importing MKV files into Vegas Pro
Due to MKV is not an supported file format by Vegas Pro, so in practice, many importing 4K, 1080P and 720P MKV to Vegas Pro failure has been reported and from the feedbacks we can know that the most encountered MKV failure is MKV has no sound when imported into Vegas Pro or getting the error message ‘unsupported compression type ‘. How to fix this problem? Before providing the solutions to fixing the problem, first we will see some MKV failure examples as below.
- I try to import one MKV to Vegas Pro 18 for editing, but the softwre can’t ecognize it. Why this happen?
- There is no sound in the MKV file that I import into Vegas Pro. I changed the settings but it does not work either. The MKV is downloaded from movie website. Any idea?
- After a minute or so of editing .mkv files, the preview goes black but I can still play and hear the audio from the footage. I can edit .MP4, .MOV, and everything else fine except for .mkv. Is there a setting I can change to fix this problem editing .mkv footage in Vegas Pro 18?
- I can not import the MKV to Vegas Pro 17, but get the message ‘the file is broken or the file is not supported’. I am using Vegas Pro 17. Is there a solution to this problem?
- Hello, I was wondering if anyone using Vegas Pro 18 had experienced issues with .mkv files. I’ve been trying to create a video with footage all from .mkv files, but they are causing me a plethora of problems.
From Vegas Pro website, we can see the MKV unsupported compression type issue has become the known issue. And it often happens with Vegas Pro (18, 17, 16, 15, 14). And the following part will provide two commonly used solutions.
As a timeline-based video editing software application, MAGIX Vegas Pro comes with ability to stabilize shaky clips exported from your downloaded and recirded video files. Although MAGIX claimed that Vegas Pro 16 and above offer much better native HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, MPEG-2, XDCAM EX, XAVC and XAVC S support than it predecessor. the users who want to edit MKV videos with Vegas Pro usually run into incompatibility issues. Or you can’t edit them smoothly after taking some time for importing MKV to Vegas Pro. Why? The major cause that Vegas Pro fails to import MKV files is mainly due to incompatible file format or codec missing.
Best way to import MKV to Vegas Pro 18/17/16
To edit MKV footage in Vegas Pro smoothly and without any problem, the easiest and most efficient solution is to transcode MKV to Vegas Pro edit-friendly codecs. And MPEG-2 is the best choice for smooth editing since the codec sits in a kind of “sweet spot” between the humongous data rates of uncompressed video, and the egregious processing demands of MKV video. Once you’ve converted, your MKV edits in Vegas Pro will fly.
Get a Reliable Program to Transcode MKV to MPEG-2 for Vegas Pro
There are a list of video encoding software tools on the market. The catch is that not all transcoders can encode to MPEG-2, H.264, H.265, DMxHD, ProRes or other codecs. And the choices are further narrowed down because you need a converter that is coming with its own codecs rather than just relying on those built into the operating system. Currently, there is a good transcoder entitled Acrok Video Converter Ultimate that help you get the job done easily. The expert MPEG-2 converter is available for Windows 11 and lower and it has a Mac version compatible with maOS 12 (Monterey).
With it, you can convert almost any video files including but not limited to MKV, AVCHD, MP4, MXF, H.265, H.264, MKV, MOV, WMV, VOB, FLV, etc. to MPEG-2 with 3 simple clicks. The result MPEG-2 codec ensures the maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Vegas Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Media Composer and Premiere Pro. Besides MPEG-2, you can also encode to professional codecs like ProRes 422/4444, DNxHD, Apple Intermediate Codec for for fast and fluid workflow. It also supports basic video editing features like trim, cut, crop, merge, add subtitle, etc.
The step-by-step guide is almost the same on Windows and Mac. Here we will take MKV to Vegas Pro Converter for Windows as example to show you how to transcode and import MKV files to Vegas Pro for smooth editing on Windows.
Tip: Vegas Pro 18 supported formats: MPEG-2, AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, MP4, MOV,MPEG-1, AVI, M4V, WMV, Sony XAVC, XAVC-S, XDCAM EX, HD, HD 422, MXF, ProDisc, HDCAM SR, MPEG IMX, DV, HDV, AVCHD, Panasonic P2, Red RAW
How to Decode MKV to Vegas Pro Supported MPEG-2 Codec
Step 1. Add MKV files
Click Add File(s) button or drag and drop to add MKV files from your PC to the program. You can add many MKV files and convert them at one time.
Step 2. Select MPEG-2 as output format
Now click the Format bar to reveal output panel. And and mouse cursor to Editing Software category. You’ll find Vegas Pro supported formats are provided. Generally, Vegas Pro MPEG-2 and Vegas Pro MOV AVC are suitable choices for editing MKV videos in Vegas Pro, Movie Editor Pro, and Video Pro X.
Step 3: Settings
To further customize the output format, please click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” window to adjust video and audio parameters.
Step 4: Edit MKV Video
Before video conversion, you can personalize and touch up your videos in clicks. All you need is to click Edit icon to get the video editing window. Then you’ll see Trim, Crop, 3D, Effect, Watermark, Subtitle and Audio 7 video editing functions as follows.
Step 5. Start conversion
Click the small “…” icon in the output bar to select a folder to save the converted MPEG-2 files. When you have finished everything, simply click the Convert button to perform MKV to Vegas Pro MPEG-2 conversion in no time.
Once the conversion completes, you can import the converted MKV files to Vegas Pro 18, 17, 16, 15, 14 smoothly.