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Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13 Won’t Import MP4 Video, Solved!

Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13 Won’t Import MP4 Video, Solved!

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Movie Studio Platinum 13 won’t import MP4 files

Hey guys. I recently bought Movie Studio Platinum 13 as a step up from Adobe Premiere Elements 11. I’m liking it so far but I can’t import .mp4 files that I made with Premiere Elements. I’ve searched around this forum and tried a few fixes but nothing has worked. I’ve tried some different file extensions, updated my quicktime, and installed the x264vfw codec. This is really a big problem for me. Any suggestions are appreciated.

Why Movie Studio Platinum 13 won’t open MP4 files

From Sony’s official page, we find that Movie Studio 13 Platinum has claimed its import support for MPEG-4 files. However, it is well know that MP4 is a container file format, it may contain the video codec such as H.265 or audio codec such as AC3 that Movie Studio Platinum 13 does not recognize. To address this codec incompatible issue, the best way is transcoding MP4 to Movie Studio Platinum 13 native compatible editing codec MPEG-2.

Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13

Best tool to transcode MP4 to Movie Studio Platinum MPEG-2

There are many programs on the market can fulfill the task for you. However, you may be more inclined to find an application which enables you to directly encode MP4 to Sony Movie Studio 13 preset profile formats with all the optimized profile settings. There is a workable solution in hand called Pavtube Video Converter, besides letting you convert MP4 to Movie Studio Platinum specially optimized MPEG-2 formats, the program also facilitates you to merge all the separate clips together with the correct order, coordinate and sort out the separate video and audio files.

Besides MP4, the program also enables you to import other file formats such as 3D M2TS, MXF, MOV, FLV, etc to Movie Studio 13 Platinum for post editing workflow.

How to Transcode MP4 to Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13 Preset MPEG-2?

Step 1: Load MP4 files to the program.

Launch the program on your computer, add MP4 files to the program by clicking the “Add Video” or “Add folder” button.

Add MP4 files

Tips: After all the files are loaded into the program, you can preview the video in the right displaying window, arrange the file order by clicking the up and down arrow under the file list.

Step 2: Pick the output file format.

From “Format” drop-down options, select to output Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13 specially optimized file format from “Adobe Premiere/Son..” > “MPEG-2(*.mpg)”.

Output Movie Studio Platinum 13 optimized profile format

Step 3: Merge separate MP4 files.

On the main interface, check merge option to combine all your separate MP4 video clips into one single file.

Step 4: Carry out the conversion.

Click “Browse” on the main interface to define an output folder to store the converted files. Then hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from MP4 to Movie Studio Platinum 13 best favorable MPEG-2 formats.

When the conversion is completed, click “Open Output Folder” to pop out the folder with converted files. Launch Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13 on your computer to load generated files to it for professional video editing.

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