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- October 1, 2017 at 5:07 PM #95576QurpMember
So I have Sony Vegas pro 13.0 and my preview screen is black for all of my clips, but the audio is fine. I recorded the footage with an Iphone 5s and I don’t know what to do. I’ve done a lot of research and none of the methods have solved my problem. I’ve tried deleting all fx and I’ve changed my properties to the recommended properties and I don’t know what else to do. Please help.
Make sure you haven’t clicked the split screen icon above the preview monitor. It looks a bit like the full-screen icon in the same row of icons.
Import footage from another source — VHS or miniDV for example — and see if that shows up. It may be that Vegas doesn’t like the iPhone format.
Try playing a clip in the full-screen mode to see if it shows up there. If it does, go back to properties and reexamine what you see there regarding preview.
In my experience with Vegas 13, which I use daily, if the audio plays but there is no image it’s almost certainly a problem with the format of the material imported. MOV files, for example, are notorious for this. Try converting the source material before importing it and see if that makes any difference.
Good luck. Let us know how you solve the problem. You might also post on the Vegas and Creative Cow forums to see if anyone there has
What are the Properties of the file you phone produces. Then look up the Vegas properties and see if it supports that type of file format.
I use Kdenlive and it supports anything I can throw at it, even if i put 20 different file formats on the timeline it works.
If all your clips are black, as you indicate, you really don’t have any “edited clips” yet. You might try running a couple of the source clips through Handbrake, which you can download free and see if converting them to MP4 works.
You can also convert files in VLC, the free video viewer. Look at the article at https://en.softonic.com/articles/vlc-media-player-as-video-converter for more information about this.
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