This post helps those who need to convert Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC to WMV for editing in Windows Movie Maker smoothly. It introduces a helpful and reliable XAVC to Movie Maker converter to transcode Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC footage to Movie Maker preferred WMV.

I’m searching for a solution to getting XAVC clips directly from Sony PXW-FS5 to Windows Movie Maker. I had searched the method and tried the Log and Transfer, but still failed. An alternative way I found to open Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC clips in Movie Maker is to convert 4K XAVC to WMV. I’ve tried the workaround. Yes, it works. Now I’m going to share the details for importing Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC to Windows Movie Maker. If you are stuck in the issues, just read on.

XAVC to Windows Movie Maker

Generally, we can use Log and Transfer or Log and Capture to import videos, images, etc to Movie Maker for editing. But the 4K XAVC is not supported well by Movie Maker. Since, WMV is the most compatible format for Movie Maker, so if we want to edit Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC videos in Movie Maker, it is necessary to convert those already shot XAVC videos to WMV by the third-party software.

To transcode 4K XAVC to WMV, I recommended you to try UFUShare Video Converter, which a professional yet easy-to-use tool for Windows users to transcode Full HD 1080p and Ultra HD 4K to Movie Maker with the best quality. With it, you can effortlessly transcode XAVC to WMV files keeping the original quality. Besides Movie Maker, this software can also export ProRes for Final Cut Pro, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid MC/Daivnci, AVI for Pinnaclce and more NLE systems for native editing.

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How to transcode Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC 4K videos to WMV for Movie Maker editing?

Step 1. Load Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC 4K videos

Launch the XAVC to WMV Converter on your Windows PC, then click “Add File” button to import your XAVC 4K videos from HD drive or your Sony PXW-FS5 camcorder directly.

XAVC to WMV Converter - Load Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC 4K videos

Step 2. Choose Movie Maker compatible format

Click on “Profile” bar, and select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> WMV (VC-1) Video (*.wmv)” as output format. The WMV is compatible format for editing in Movie Maker.

Transcode Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC to WMV for Movie Maker

Tip: You can press the “Settings” button to set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 for editing Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC in Movie Maker easily.

Step 4. Start converting 4K XAVC to WMV

Hit the “Convert” button to convert Sony PXW-FS5 4K XAVC to WMV for Movie Maker editing on Windows 10 with original quality.

After the 4K XAVC to WMV conversion completed, you can click “Open Folder” button to get the generated .wmv files. Now, you can load the converted Sony PXW-FS5 XAVC 4K videos to Movie Maker for editing on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP without problems.

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