View Full Version : Do i use mp4 or mpeg2 for editing ?

Newbie Filmmaker 1
01-03-2018, 09:44 PM
I have a Canon XA30, which outputs files in AVCHD or MP4 format. My editing software is Vegas Pro 13. If my goal is to produce a DVD (which will be playable in most DVD players) --- do I have to convert the MP4 files to Mpeg-2 before editing in Vegas? If so.. what is the best way to do that?
Any feedback/comments on this will be greatly appreciated... thank you!

01-03-2018, 10:56 PM
codecs for play back on dvd are different than codecs for editing
you edit with one type of audiovideo file and then convert to another type for that dvd

I edit my stuff in apple prores

01-03-2018, 11:42 PM
Magix accept both mp4 and mpeg-2 so there should be no issue there.

01-04-2018, 12:44 AM
are you on a pc or a mac

Cracker Funk
01-04-2018, 02:11 PM
If your computer can handle it, I would edit in whatever format it was shot in. But that's usually not possible, so editing by proxy is a common thing. I don't remember the name of it, but can anyone else remember that free codec Blackmagic released a few years back? Does it still exist?

Newbie Filmmaker 1
01-05-2018, 07:56 PM
It is a PC.