How to Import Camcorder Videos to Sony Vegas Easily

by Christine Smith • Jul 23,2019 • Proven solutions

Camera Videos

1. Import Camera Videos to Apps+
  1. 1.1 Import MTS to Adobe Premiere
  2. 1.2 Import MTS to Final Cut Pro
  3. 1.3 Import MTS to iMovie
  4. 1.4 Import MOD to iMovie
  5. 1.5 Import Camcorder Video to Windows Movie Maker
  6. 1.6 Import Camcorder Video to Sony Vegas
2. Play Camera Videos on Devices +
  1. 2.1 Play MTS on iPad
  2. 2.2 Play M2TS with Plex Media Server
  3. 2.3 Play M2TS with XBMC
  4. 2.4 MTS Converter for HD Devices
3. Convert Camera Videos to Other formats +
  1. 3.1 Convert Canon MTS/M2TS to Any Format
  2. 3.2 Convert Panasonic MTS/M2TS to Any Format
  3. 3.3 Convert M2TS/MTS with Handbrake
  4. 3.4 Convert MTS to MPEG
  5. 3.5 Convert MTS to MOV on Mac
  6. 3.6 Best MTS to MOV Converter
  7. 3.7 Convert M2TS to MOV
  8. 3.8 Convert M2TS to MP3
  9. 3.9 Convert MTS to 3GP
  10. 3.10 Convert MTS to QuickTime
  11. 3.11 Convert MTS to WMV
  12. 3.12 Convert AVCHD to MP4
  13. 3.13 Convert M2TS to MP4
  14. 3.14 Convert MXF to MOV
  15. 3.15 Convert VRO to MP4
  16. 3.16 Convert MOD to MOV
  17. 3.17 Convert MOD to MP4
  18. 3.18 Convert MTS to Prores
  19. 3.19 Convert VHS to Digital
  20. 3.20 Convert 8mm Film to Digital
  21. 3.21 Convert HDV Video
  22. 3.22 Convert JVC Camcorder Videos on Mac
  23. 3.23 Convert MTS to iMovie
  24. 3.24 Convert MTS to FLV
4. Camera Video Converters +
  1. 4.1 Top 5 Free Online MTS to MOV Converter
  2. 4.2 Free MTS Converter
  3. 4.3 Best M2TS Converter
  4. 4.4 Sony Camcorder Converter
  5. 4.5 Top VHS Converters
  6. 4.6 Tod Converter for Mac
  7. 4.7 Free MOD Converter
  8. 4.8 MOD Converter for Mac
  9. 4.9 M2T Converter
  10. 4.10 Best MTS Converter
  11. 4.11 MTS Converter Mac
  12. 4.12 TS Converter for Mac
  13. 4.13 TS Converter for Windows
  14. 4.14 MTS to WMV Converter
  15. 4.15 Aiseesoft MTS Converter Alternative
5. Other Tips & Tricks +
  1. 5.1 Full Guide to Camera Video File Formats
  2. 5.2 Add Subtitles to M2TS
  3. 5.3 Transfer Videos from Camcorder to Computer
  4. 5.4 Burn Videos from Camcorder to DVD
  5. 5.5 Compress Camcorder Video
  6. 5.6 Upload M2TS to YouTube
  7. 5.7 Connect Camcorder to Mac
  8. 5.8 Import Sony Video to Mac
  9. 5.9 Best JVC Camcorders
  10. 5.10 Best 4K Camcorders in 2017
  11. 5.11 Best Sony Video Camera
  12. 5.12 Top Sony Camcorders

Camcorder videos usually need to be edited before they are watched on TV, streaming online, or burned to DVD as gifts. Sony Vegas is the most powerful camcorder video editing software in the market. It supports most of video formats recorded by camcorders, especially the Sony camcorders from SD to HD camcorders.

Sometimes, importing camcorder videos to Sony Vegas is not so easy. This article will help you find the answer about how to import camcorder videos to Sony Vegas, divided into DVD camcorder video to Vegas and non-DVD camcorder video to Vegas.

Part 1. Vegas Import DVD Disc by DVD Camcorder

First, check out what you'll need to import DVD camcorder video with Sony Vegas software.

  • DVD drive (on most computers, if not, see import camcorder video using a USB or fireware cable).
  • Sony Vegas software.

How to import DVD camcorder video to Sony Vegas:

Step 1 Place a finalized recorded DVD in the computer's DVD drive.

Step 2 Run Sony Vegas software and go to the Project / Import DVD Camcorder Disc. In some versions of Vegas, you will find this under File/ Import/ DVD Camcorder Disc.

Step 3 The video clips will be saved to your computer as MPEG2 (*.mpg) files.

Step 4 Go to Project Media, locate the *.mpg video files which have been just imported.

Important Things:

  • You cannot import commercially-produced DVD for those discs which are burned with copy-protection. You need a powerful DVD converting software to copy the videos first.
  • DVD recorded using avchd camcorders ( MT2S files) are not recognized through DVD Import. Consult the camcorder's manual for help, or convert MT2S files to all popular video formats.
  • DVD-RW camcorder discs shot in VR mode can only be imported by Vegas if you are using Windows XP Service Pack 2 or greater.

Part 2. Import Non-DVD Camcorder Videos to Sony Vegas

Besides DVD camcorder, there are also other types of camcorders such as hard disk drive camcorder, flash memory camcorder, miniDV camcorder, and so on. Taking hard disk camcorder for example, recent versions of Sony Vegas allow you to import files directly to the computer. The detailed steps will be a little different in each version, but the same principle applies in each version.

Step 1 Go to File/Project and look for Import (you might also see Import AVCHD Camcorder).

Step 2 Locate the camcorder within the Source menu.

Step 3 Within the Destination menu, pick a location to move the files.

Step 4 Click OK. This will begin the process of moving files from camcorder to computer.

As the same as importing DVD camcorder videos to Vegas, once this process is completed, you will see your files in the Project Media window.

Note: If you do not see these options within your version of Vegas, you will need to use the default software coming with your camcorder to move files from the camcorder to the computer first and then import videos to Sony Vegas.

What's Next

Following photo/audio/video formats are supported to import to Sony Vegas. Check it out if your camcorder video can't be imported to Vegas. And if necessary, use the video converter to get Vegas supported videos first.


Note: Sometimes you need software to view what's the real codec for the video to import to Vegas. To do so, use the GSpot to find what video codec is used and install corresponding codec to import to Vegas. Download GSpot here. And if you need to convert video to Vegas support format, then download Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) here.

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