How Can I Get iTunes Movie Clips to Use on Sony Vegas Pro?

Posted by Fatima Cook on May 4, 2020 9:22 AM
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First owned by Sony and now by Magix, the Vegas Pro is still a popular non-linear video editing programs for Windows users worldwide. This software is dedicated to creating and enhancing movies, TV episodes, music videos and audio tracks, etc, present you with professional quality videos. However, if you want to upload videos from iTunes into Sony Vegas Pro for editing, you may find that you can't do that, just like Jen has described:

"I'm going to purchase the Game of Thrones seasons from iTunes so I can edit them. Is that possible to use them on Sony Vegas Pro? I've downloaded some free TV shows from iTunes for testing. When I started uploading one into the video editor, it wouldn't import. Why? And how can I do it?" – from Yahoo Answers

If you also want to import iTunes videos to Sony Vegas Pro for editing but failed, you can then read this post. Here we will explain the reason why you can't import it directly and how to edit iTunes movies with Vegas Pro easily.

1. Why You Failed to Import iTunes Videos to Vegas Pro Directly?

To explain this, you need to understand what is DRM first. DRM is short for digital right management, which is used by Apple in all its media contents, including movies, TV shows, music videos, songs, audiobooks, etc. in iTunes Store. All your iTunes videos are DRM-protected and can only be played or used within Apple's own ecosystem. That's why you can't import iTunes movies to some unauthorized software like Sony Vegas Pro.

To solve the issue, you can remove DRM and convert M4V video with a dedicated DRM remover and converter. Fortunately, TunesKit M4V Converter is just here for you, an efficient iTunes video converter. You can use it to get rid of DRM protection from iTunes video purchases and rentals while converting them to MP4, WMV, MOV, etc. with lossless quality including AC3 5.1 audio tracks and subtitles, etc.

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TunesKit M4V Converter Main Features:

  • Strip DRM from iTunes videos and TV shows
  • Convert iTunes movies to Sony Vegas compatible format like MP4, etc.
  • Convert at 30X speed with zero quality loss
  • Intuitive interface, and easy to use
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2. How to Import iTunes Movies to Vegas Pro

In this part, you will learn how to add iTunes movies or TV episodes to Sony Vegas Pro for editing. Before get started, please click the green Download link above and install the TunesKit M4V Converter on your PC or Mac computer. After that, you can follow the steps below to edit iTunes videos with Vegas Pro video editor.

Step 1 Load iTunes Videos to TunesKit Converter

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Open TunesKit M4V Converter on your computer and iTunes application will be launched at the same. Make sure you've installed iTunes app on your computer in advance.

From the main interface of TunesKit, you can see 3 buttons on the top center: "Library" is to add DRM-ed iTunes videos files, "Add Files" is to import non-DRM common video files, and "Converted" is where your converted files are stored. Here we can click the "Library" button to add videos from iTunes library. You can also directly drag the iTunes videos from your iTunes media folder you want to convert and drop them to TunesKit interface.

Step 2 Set MP4 as Output Format

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When iTunes videos are loaded into TunesKit successfully, you can choose to keep the subtitles and audio tracks for each file manually. Next click the "Format" button on the lower left corner and a new window will pop up. You're allowed to choose an output format for Vegas Pro software. As Sony Vegas Pro supported input formats including MP4, WMV, MOV, MPEG-1/2/4, H. 264/AVC, H. 265/HEVC, 4K XAVC S, 4K XAVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM Optical, DV, HDV, AVCHD, NXCAM, etc, here we recommend you select the "MP4 (Lossless)" as the output format, which will not lose any original quality.

Step 3Remove DRM and Convert iTunes Movies

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Once you set the output format, now you can click the "Convert" button at the bottom right corner and TunesKit will start to remove DRM from the movies and convert them to MP4 simultaneously. When the conversion process is done, you can find all the DRM-free iTunes videos under the "Converted" history folder of your computer.

Step 4 Import DRM-free iTunes Videos to Vegas Pro

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Sony Vegas Pro is only available for Windows operating system, so you need to open the program on your PC first. Go to the File option and then choose the "Import" > "Media..." to browse the converted DRM-free files from your computer. Hit the "OK" button and it will be loaded to the Vegas Pro program. Now you can drag them to the timeline and start editing iTunes movies as you like.

The Bottom Line

Now you can easily edit iTunes videos in Sony Vegas Pro with the assistance of TunesKit M4V Converter. TunesKit program enables you to bypass DRM and convert iTunes movies to any popular DRM-free format you like for playback at anytime anywhere. Besides, it actually also works well as a video editor to help you edit iTunes M4V videos such as trim and split the video clips, add subtitles and watermark, insert special effects, etc. Just give it a shot and it won't let you down.

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