Best video/audio codec settings for video editing software

To edit the recorded video with video editors such as Vegas, Adobe Premiere, Camtasia and Pinnacle Studio, choose the correct video and audio codec.

1. AVI = Motion JPEG + PCM (Recommended for most users)

To edit the recorded video with editing programs such as Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, Camtasia and Pinnacle Studio, choose the "Motion JPEG and PCM" codecs.

Click the 'Settings' button under the 'Video' tab, and choose the "Motion JPEG and PCM" codecs as shown below:

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  • If you want to keep the original video quality, please try the "Lagarith lossless codec" instead of "Motion JPEG".
  • If you can't edit videos with the "Motion JPEG and PCM" codecs, please check the Two Sound Mixing option.
  • If you have an audio sync issue with the "Motion JPEG and PCM" codecs, reduce the video resolution of the recording target and reduce the video size, FPS and video quality of Bandicam.

2. MP4 = The "Prefer CFR" option (Recommended for advanced users)

To edit the recorded video with editing programs such as Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, Camtasia and Pinnacle Studio, choose the "Prefer CFR" option in Bandicam. » See more

Click the '[...]' button under the 'Video' tab, and choose 'Prefer CFR' as shown below:

MP4 container

  • Even if you choose the "Prefer CFR" option, the video will automatically be saved as VFR if the encoder's performance is not good enough. As a result, you will not have the video and audio syncing issue with Bandicam.
  • If the recorded video has an audio sync issue with the "Prefer CFR" option, please try other media players.
  • If the video cannot be saved as CFR, reduce the video resolution of the recording target and reduce the video size, FPS and video quality of Bandicam. You may also try the "Motion JPEG and PCM" codecs.

3. Other video/audio codec settings

Vegas Pro

AVI: Motion JPEG video codec + PCM audio codec (Recommended for most users)
AVI: H.264 (NVIDIA CUDA/NVENC, INTEL QUICK SYNC, AMD VCE) + PCM audio codec
AVI: MPEG-1 video codec + PCM audio codec
AVI: Xvid video codec + PCM audio codec (Xvid codec needs to be installed)
AVI: External x264 video codec + PCM audio codec (x264 codec needs to be installed)
MP4: H264 with the "Prefer CFR" option + AAC audio codec (Recommended for advanced users)

For more information, visit https://www.bandicam.com/support/tips/sony-vegas/

Adobe Premiere

AVI: Motion JPEG video codec + PCM audio codec (Recommended for most users)
MP4: H264 with the "Prefer CFR" option + AAC audio codec (Recommended for advanced users)

For more information, visit https://www.bandicam.com/support/tips/adobe-premiere/

Pinnacle Studio

AVI: Motion JPEG video codec + PCM audio codec (Recommended for most users)
AVI: H.264 (NVIDIA CUDA/NVENC, INTEL QUICK SYNC, AMD VCE) + PCM audio codec
AVI: Xvid video codec + PCM audio codec (Xvid codec needs to be installed)
AVI: External x264 video codec + PCM audio codec (x264 codec needs to be installed)
MP4: H264 with the "Prefer CFR" option + AAC audio codec (Recommended for advanced users)

For more information, visit https://www.bandicam.com/support/tips/pinnacle-studio/


Tip) Try the Lagarith lossless video codec

If you want to get better picture quality than Motion JPEG (MJPEG), you may try the Lagarith codec. For more information, visit https://www.bandicam.com/faqs/vfw-x264-xvid-divx-h264-codec/#lagarith

  • Video Codec: Choose "External codec" and then choose Lagarith codec.
  • Audio Codec: PCM

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