Can’t open Sony PXW-X200 XAVC MXF video files in Windows Movie Maker? If so, just follow this simple guide to transcode XAVC to WMV, which ensures the best results when working with Movie Maker.

XAVC to Movie Maker

I’m searching for a solution to getting XAVC clips directly from Sony PXW-X200 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-X200 XAVC clips in Movie Maker is to convert XAVC to WMV. I’ve tried the workaround. Yes, it works. Now I’m going to share the details for importing Sony PXW-X200 XAVC to Windows Movie Maker. If you are stuck in the issues, just read on.

Generally, we can use Log and Transfer or Log and Capture to import videos, images, etc to Movie Maker for editing. But the XAVC is not supported well by Windows Movie Maker. Since, WMV is the most compatible format for Movie Maker, so if we want to edit Sony PXW-X200 XAVC in Movie Maker, it is necessary to convert those already shot XAVC files to WMV using third-party software.

To transcode 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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Convert Sony PXW-X200 XAVC to WMV for Windows Movie Maker editing

Step 1. Launch the XAVC to WMV Converter on your Windows PC, then click “Add File” button to import your XAVC flies from HD drive or your Sony PXW-X200 camcorder directly.

XAVC to WMV Converter - Load Sony PXW-X200 XAVC files

Step 2. Click on “Profile” bar, and select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> WMV (VC-1) Video (*.wmv)” as output format for editing in Movie Maker.

Conver Sony PXW-X200 XAVC to WMV for Movie Maker

Step 3. Press the “Settings” button to set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 for editing Sony PXW-X200 XAVC in Movie Maker easily.

Step 4. Hit the “Convert” button to convert Sony PXW-X200 XAVC to WMV for Movie Maker editing on Windows 10.

After the XAVC to WMV conversion completed, you can click “Open Folder” button to get the export .wmv files. Now, you can load the converted Sony PXW-X200 XAVC files to Movie Maker for editing on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP without problems.

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