How to Edit MXF files in Windows Movie Maker

Summary: When you’re trying to import MXF files into Windows Movie Maker, your operation windows might be stuck. Now I’ll offer one free and one paid solution for you.

MXF format is a container format for professional digital video and audio media used by most special-purpose camcorders, like Panasonic P2, Sony PXW-X70. These equipments are very technical and expensive. So Windows Movie Maker not supporting to MXF files is not surprising. Let’s check out what formats Windows Movie Maker can support to prepare for the next work.

You know about what formats files can be edited in Windows Movie Maker from the list above. The only thing we need to do is transcoding MXF files to a format which Windows Movie Maker can recognize. There are many free programs on the internet can help you do that, such as FFmpeg, VSDC Free Video Converter, etc. However, once you choose these free programs, you have to stand some shortcomings of them. For example, FFmpeg is able to convert videos, but it goes wrong sometimes. And In some cases, VSDC Free Video Converter will decrease the bitrate of videos, then the quality of files will lose.

There is another solution can transcode MXF to Windows Movie Maker for you. Pavtube Video Converter is produced as a professional video converter by Pavtube Studio. It is not only an video converter, but also an video editor. Pavtube Video Converter can change video codec and audio codec before importing to Windows Movie Maker. Now you can download and try it from links below:


Other Download:
- Pavtube old official address:
- Amazon Download:
- Cnet Download:

Step by Step to Show You How to Edit MXF files in Windows Movie Maker.

Step 1. Load MXF files to the software

On the top menu bar, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" icon to import MXF video to the program.

Step 2. Choose the proper output format – WMV

For importing to Windows Movie Maker, just go to the format list to follow “HD Video” > “WMV HD (*.wmv).” for Windows Movie Maker.

Step 3. Set output profile parameters.

Technical specifics of output video codec, size, bitrate, frame rate and audio codec, sample rate, bitrate and channels can be flexibly adjusted according to your own needs.

Step 4. Start converting MXF files

Click on the big red "Convert" button in the mail UI to start converting MXF files.
You can find your videos by clicking the "Open" button.

Step 5. Import converted video into Windows Movie Maker.

Click “File”, and then click “Import Media Items”. Then navigate to the location that contains the converted MXF files you want to import, and then click Import. Enjoy!

Related Software:
Pavtube MXF MultiMixer: If you need to keep multiple audio tracks/channels or mix multiple audio tracks/channels into one with MXF files for business. You should try our another software - Pavtube MXF MultiMixer. This tool can help you finish this in a very short time.

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