Export Sony Vegas Video to MP4

After the professional post editing workflow of the video on Sony Vegas Pro, most people may come the need to export or render the finished project file to MP4 format, which can be easily upload to popular video sharing sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook or conveniently share on smartphone, tablets, game consoles, TVs, etc. The following article will show you the simple guide to save Sony Vegas video to MP4 video.

Direct output MP4 video from Sony Vegas Pro

As a matter of fact, you can export MP4 video direct with Sony Vegas Pro by following the steps below:

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

Vegas render as MP4

Under Output File, select to render or exporter Sony Vegas video to MP4, and choose a name. To export MP4 video from Sony Vegas, you can choose Internet 1920×1080 30p video.

Supported export codecs and file formats for Sony Vegas Pro



- MPEG-4/AVC/H.264 – many variants
– MPEG-2 – many variants
– MPEG-1 (!!!)
– Quicktime (*.mov) – very limited???
– MXF – up to 1080p 50 Mbps
– HDCAM SR – all versions up to 444
– AVI – up to 1080p, all in Y’CbCr
– XDCAM EX – up to 1080p 35 Mbps

- ATRAC (*.aa3)
– Dolby AC-3
– MP3
– PCA (Sony format)
– Sony Wave64 – up to 192 KHz, 32-bit
– WAV – up to 96 KHz, 32-bit

Related article: Edit MKV with Vegas Pro | Edit NX1 H.265 with Sony Vegas | Import H.264 to Sony Vegas

Export H.265/HEVC MP4 or MKV from Sony Vegas Pro

For Vegas Pro 13 or early version users, you may be disappointed to find that Vegas Pro lacks the option to export H.265/HEVC encoded MP4/MKV file formats or 3D MP4 formats. The good news is that you can convert Vegas Pro exported MP4 video to those formats with a third-party video conversion app.

The program we highly recommended to you here is called Pavtube Video Converter. With this powerful and yet simple to use application, you can easily transcode Vegas Pro exported files listed above to H.265/HEVC MP4/MKV and even 3D MP4 or MKV formats for viewing on 3D TV or VR Headsets.

Edit Sony Vegas exported video files

Besides converting the video, the program can also work as a simple video editing tool to assist you to complete some basic video editing tasks. You can trim or cut video length, crop video to remove the black edges, apply special rendering effect, add transparent text watermark, insert external srt/ass/ssa subtitle, etc.

Step by Step to Export Sony Vegas Vide to H.265, MKV, 3D MP4

Step 1: Load Sony Vegas exported video.

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 Sony Vegas exported video into the program.

Import Vegas Pro exported files

Tips: The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can import multiple Vegas Pro exported video into the application at one time for conversion.

Step 2: Specify output file format.

Click the “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select the file format that Vegas Pro lacks the ability to export.

Output H.265/HEVC MP4 format

Output H.265/HEVC MP4

Output H.265/HEVC MKV format

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″.

Output H.265/HEVC MKV

Output 3D MP4/MKV format

Tip: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the 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 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from Vegas Pro exported video to H.265/HEVC MP4/MKV or 3D MP4/MKV format encoding process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.