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Export MP4 Video from Sony Vegas Pro

Export MP4 Video from Sony Vegas Pro

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After finishing the professional post editing workflow in Sony Vegas Pro, you will often wish to export your video from Sony Vegas Pro for uploading and sharing on popular online video sharing sites such as YouTube, Vimeo or playing on home computer or your portable devices. Although Sony Vegas Pro provides various different formats to output, however, which people choose to render Sony Vegas Pro to MP4 video which is widely accepted by most online sites, portable devices and media player software. The following article will show you how to export Sony Vegas project to MP4 video with a detailed step by step guide.

How to export MP4 video from Sony Vegas Pro?

Once you’ve finished editing, go to File > Render As…, and you’ll get this screen:

Render As screen

Under Output File, select where you want the file rendered or exported to, and choose a name. Under Output Format, select MP4 files you want to export to, here, you can choose Internet 1920×1080 30p video.

If you want to see export templates that match project settings (resolution, frame rate, etc.), check that box. These presets will have an ‘=’ next to it.

Apart from MP4, you can also render Sony Vegas video to other popular file formats listed below:
AAC, AA3, AVI, BMP, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, AAC, AIFF, FLAC, LPEC, MP3, OGG, PCA, W64, WAV, WMA, BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, WDP, WMPhoto, DDS, DPX, EXR, VEGAS Project Archive (*.veg), Pro Tools AAF File (*.aaf), Media Composer AAF File (*.aaf), Premiere/After Effects (*.prproj), Final Cut Pro 7/DaVinci Resolve (*.xml), Final Cut Pro X (*.fcpxml), EDL Text File (*.txt), XDCAM Disc

Related article: Import H.265 to Sony Vegas Pro | Edit Prores 422 HQ in Vegas Pro 14 | Import 1080p Video to Vegas Pro 

Export H.265 from Sony Vegas Pro

Sometimes, you may wish to export Sony Vegas Project to H.265/HEVC codec, a new compression codec which encode video that occupy only half the space of its H.264 equivalent with no noticeable change in quality or the same amount of space with improved quality. However, Vegas Pro 14 and its previous version offers no such export option.

The good news is that you can easily encode Sony Vegas Pro exported video listed above to H.265/HEVC by downloading our best H.265 Encoder application – Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full importing support for all Sony Vegas Pro exported video file formats such as AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, etc listed above. You can easily convert Sony Vegas Pro 14 or its previous version saved video to both HD/4K H.265/HEVC codec with the container file format of MP4, MOV, etc.

The biggest merits of this program lies in that in supports hardware encoding acceleration, you can get up to 30x faster H.265/HEVC codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal based Graphic cards that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.

Customize and edit output H.265 video

To get better output file quality, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs. In addition, this application also works as a beneficial H.265 Video Editor to assist you to complete some basic editing tasks such as trimming, cropping, merging, watermarking, effect applying, subtitle inserting, audio removing/replacing, etc.

Step by Step to Render H.265 Video from Sony Vegas Pro

Step 1: Add Sony Vegas Pro exported video into the application.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import Vegas Pro exported video into the program.

Load Vegas Pro exported video

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select your desire output H.265 file format to output.
Output H.265 HD MP4

Output H.265 HD MP4

Output 4K H.265 MP4

Output 4K H.265 MP4

Output HD/4K H.265 MKV

From “Format” drop-down list, scroll down to select “HD Video” > “MKV HD Video(*.mkv)” as output file format. Then open “Profile Settings” window, set the output video codec as “H.265″, “Size(pix)” as “1980*1020″ or “1080*720″ to output H.265 HD MKV, “Size(pix)” as “3840*2160″ to output 4K H.265 MKV.

Output 4K H.265 MKV

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 4: Start the final conversion process.

Go back to the main interface, tap right-bottom “Convert” button to start Sony Vegas Pro video to H.265 codec rendering process.

When the conversion is completed, you can get your desired H.265 video with the best quality but smallest file size.


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