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  • Importing DJI mp4 video error

    Posted by Dave Scott on July 5, 2024 at 1:12 pm

    I’m getting an error message trying to open DJI drone mp4 video files in Vegas: Error occurred. Most likely corrupted or wrong format. Any suggestions? Thanks!!

    Dave Scott replied 5 days, 12 hours ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Derek Moran

    July 6, 2024 at 5:05 am

    Hi Dave

    I have no experience with importing DJI video into VEGAS Pro, however I can guess as to what is causing the problem.

    Firstly, which version of VEGAS Pro are you using, because VP has changed a lot over the last couple of years?

    A good overview of your problem, has already being discussed on the official VEGAS Pro forums here.–135236/

    There are two or three settings you need to look at:

    1. If your video was encoded using HEVC, you will need to turn on HEVC decoding in the Vegas Preferences.

    2. You may also have to switch Hardware decoding from Intel to Nvidia or AMD, if you have an Intel CPU and an Nvidia or AMD graphics card.

    3. You may also have to install HEVC codec in Windows, to allow playback of HVEC files on Windows.

    These screen shots are from VEGAS Pro 21 (press images to see full screenshot).

    1. Go to Options / Preferences / File I/O

    Turn on Enable experimental HEVC decoding.

    2. If you have an Intel CPU and Nvidia/AMD GPU, set RAW processor = Nvidia or AMD and Hardware Decoder = Nvidia or AMD. Apply settings and re-boot VEGAS Pro.


  • Dave Scott

    July 6, 2024 at 7:36 pm

    Thanks a million Derek!! I will try those settings

  • Dave Scott

    July 7, 2024 at 2:00 am

    I believe my problem is due to my movie studio 12, 13, and 14 software is too old. I’ve been very happy with movie studio. Can you recommend a current replacement?

  • Derek Moran

    July 7, 2024 at 4:13 am

    VEGAS Movie Studio was retired by MAGIX, the new owners of VEGAS Software in 2022 and replaced with a completely different program, that has nothing to do with VEGAS. To continue using a similar software program that won’t require learning from scratch, I recommend upgrading to VEGAS Pro Edit or VEGAS Pro Suite. VEGAS Pro Edit is the full version of VEGAS Pro, just by itself. The “Suite” version comes with extra programs.
    Something important to note. To get the most out of VEGAS Pro, you will need a modern computer with a decent Graphics Card, like a mid-range Nvidia. AMD also works well, but Nvidia is better. This is because VEGAS Pro makes a lot of use out of GPU acceleration. If you are using a dinosaur computer, I do not recommend upgrading to VEGAS Pro, until you buy a new computer. Your current version of VEGAS Movie Studio will work better on an old computer than the latest versions of VEGAS Pro.
    A good work around for your current problem, is to use a program called Handbrake, and convert your DJI video into a standard .mp4 format, that Movie Studio can accept. On my website, I have a good Beginners Guide for how to use Handbrake, if you have never used it before. It is a bit old now, but the basics are still the same with latest version of Handbrake.

    VEGAS Pro 22 will most likely be released in August. You will qualify for the upgrade offer, because you already own an older version of VEGAS. Right now there is a 2 for 1 offer. Get VP21 now and VP22 for free, when it is released. I recommend downloading the free trial and testing it on your computer, before spending money. Details of this are on my website, if you read my Handbrake tutorial.

  • Dave Scott

    July 7, 2024 at 2:18 pm

    Outstanding! Will follow your advice. All the best to you and thank you Derek!

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