If you are using any version of Sony Movie Studio or Sony Vegas Pro, then you must install Apple Quicktime.

Otherwise you will have problems importing, playing and rendering Apple video formats like Quicktime.

MP4 Video Playback on Windows Computers and potential Audio Sync issues

Also in this video, I talk about an Audio Synchronization problem which can occur sometimes with mp4's after they have been rendered in Sony Vegas Movie Studio. When playing back the video on a Windows PC, the Audio goes out of sync "sometimes". I discovered that this random problem is being caused by a setting in Apple Quicktime, that refers ONLY to PC's. So I show how to fix this problem.

DO YOU HAVE APPLE QUICKTIME INSTALLED ?

Apple Quicktime must be installed on the same computer you have Movie Studio or Vegas Pro installed on. This is a prerequisite of both programs and is listed in the minimum requirements. Apple Quicktime is needed in case you are working with Apple Video Codecs and Formats. This applies to all versions of Movie Studio 13 an older and Vegas Pro 13 and older. Vegas Pro 14 no longer requires Quicktime and hopefully the same will be true when Movie Studio 14 is released.

Important update about Apple Quicktime

Apple has dropped support for Quicktime on Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 computers. If you try to install the latest version of Quicktime 7.7.9 on Windows 10/8.1, it may not work. The solution is to install Quicktime 7.6, which will work.

If you are still using Windows Vista or Windows 7, Quicktime 7.7.9 should work OK for you. If you experience any problems at all, the best solution is to install Quicktime 7.6.

April 2016 Security Vulnerability Announced

In April 2016, some security vulnerabilities were discovered in Apple Quicktime.

There is no need to panic about this development. From all the available information that I have read, the problem is only with the actual Quicktime player and not with the codecs that get installed with QT. The security flaws can only be activated if you tried to play a .mov video file in QT that is infected. Editing with .mov video files in Vegas Pro and Movie Studio will not infect your computer. All you have to do is STOP playing videos with Quicktime and use a different media player. If you are super worried, delete the quicktimeplayer.exe file from your computer and then nothing bad can happen.

Movie Studio Minimum System Requirements

Statement from the Sony Creative Software website, indicates that Apple Quicktime is a requirement

qt requirements statement

 

 

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    Robert Edwards · 05:21 27/04/2016
    As of 2016 we are being told now to UNinstall quicktime because of major security risks - are there any alternatives for Vegas users?
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      Derek
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      · 16:22 23/05/2016
      Hi Robert
      Sorry for the delay in answering your question.
      I have just edited this article and inserted a new section which has my answer for you.
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        Robert Edwards · 18:52 23/05/2016
        Fantastic! Thanks for the reply.
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    mark · 12:41 14/05/2015
    Thanks so much Derek, that worked like a charm! But can I now update Quicktime to the latest version? (Vegas Pro 13 build 444)

    Best regards, Mark
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      Derek
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      · 12:49 14/05/2015
      Can you please explain in more detail what you mean ?

      If you have just installed Apple Quicktime direct from Apple, you now have the latest version.
      Your question does not make sense to me ?
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        mark · 13:31 14/05/2015
        well, since I could not import MOV files with the latest version of QT, I took your suggestion and installed the older 7.6 version, so I can now import, but some of my MOV files now won't play and Apple says update,,, so am just asking if once I get the import to work in VP, then I can update QT i guess... without it reverting back to the same problem...
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          Derek
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          · 19:40 14/05/2015
          If you are having problems working with .MOV video files, the best solution is to convert all your .MOV videos into a different format like .mp4 before you import them into Movie Studio / Vegas Pro. Then you can use the most up to date version of Quicktime all the time.

          I posted a solution to this problem on the Forum.
          Please read here:
          [url]https://www.moviestudiozen.com/forum/movie-studio-platinum/467-using-sony-vegas-studio-hp-platinum-ver-11-on-iphone-4s-or-5s-footage[/url]
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            mark · 05:57 15/05/2015
            Hi Derek, I really appreciate your timely responses, very helpful... I am not looking forward to converting hundreds of effects and transitions though, so back to Premiere Pro for MOV, but I got Vegas Pro to avoid having to use multiple programs like with Adobe :/ oh well, very informative info for Any Video Converter! TY and Take Care, Mark
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    Vic · 06:11 13/12/2014
    Hey men sorry to bother you but I have a problem concerning vegas which is related to quicktime. When i try to import a quicktime file (.mov I think) my vegas says I can't read it because I don't have Quicktime while I actually do have it (latest version on the Apple Store)
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      Derek
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      · 17:07 13/12/2014
      This is a strange problem that happens only for some people.
      The solution that works for most people is to install an older version of Quicktime.
      Un-install Quicktime.
      Go to this link [url]http://support.apple.com/downloads/#quicktime[/url] and download version [b]7.6 for Windows[/b] or [b]7.5.5 for Windows[/b].
      BEFORE you install the older version, I would like you to install it a slightly different way. Right-click the install file and select [b]Run As Administrator[/b].

      The final step is to reset Vegas. This will default all settings and values.
      [b]Do this:[/b]
      Turn Movie Studio/Vegas/DVD Architect Off.
      Hold down CONTROL and SHIFT keys at the same time AND ALSO AT THE SAME TIME double click program icon on Desktop to Boot program.
      Window will pop up.
      Select Delete Cache and Yes.
      This will restore program to Factory Default Settings.

      Regards
      Derek.
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    Matthew · 09:27 11/01/2013
    Is this suggestion still true for Sony Movie Studio 12?
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      Derek
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      · 00:29 12/01/2013
      Hi Matthew

      Apple Quicktime is an essential requirement for ALL versions of Movie Studio and Vegas Pro.
      I have just updated this article to reflect this.

      Cheers Derek
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        Matthew · 07:52 12/01/2013
        Thanks for the information. I don't usually work with Quicktime files but I realized that I have a bunch of really old camera clips in quicktime and my Kodak Zi8 uses the quicktime format.

        Otherwise, if Quicktime is only needed for supporting working with quicktime specific files, I probably wouldn't use it.

        Thanks again, and I really appreciate all the great information and tutorials on your website.
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          Derek
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          · 17:58 13/01/2013
          Glad to help.
          You're welcome

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