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Edit XAVC/XAVC S with Windows Movie Maker

Edit XAVC/XAVC S with Windows Movie Maker

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Have recorded some remarkable HD or 4K XAVC/XAVC S shoots with your professional Sony camera like Sony RX10 III, Sony A7S, Sony A6300, etc and wish to load the XAVC/XAVC S into Windows Movie Maker for doing some simple editing work like applying special effects or transitions. However, when you try to import and open the file with Window Movie Maker, it gave you a error message “File Could Not be Imported”. What a great pity?

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Fix Windows Movie Maker not open XAVC/XAVC S files

To fix this problem, first let’s take a look at the file formats supported by Windows Movie Maker listed below:

Video formats:

Video file types (format) File name extensions 
Windows Media Video (WMV) files  .wmv
Windows Media files .asf and .wm
AVCHD files .m2ts, .mts, and .m2t
Apple QuickTime files .mov and .qt
DV‑AVI files .avi
Microsoft Recorded TV Show files .dvr-ms and .wtv
MPEG‑4 movie files .mp4, .mov,.m4v, .3gp, .3g2, and .k3g
MPEG‑2 movie files .mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, .mpv2, .mod, .vob, and .m2t
MPEG‑1 movie files .m1v
Motion JPEG files .avi and .mov

Audio formats:

Audio file types (format) File name extensions
Windows Media Audio (WMA) files .asf, .wm, and .wma
Pulse‑code Modulation (PCM) files .aif, .aiff, and .wav
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) files .m4a
MP3 files .mp3

Specification of XAVC/XAVC S

The XAVC uses the MXF file wrapper in both 4K and HD files, and the MP4 file wrapper for its proxy files and it is defined by the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression. While the XAVC S uses the MP4 file wrapper defined by MPEG-4 Part 14 for its 4K, HD and proxy files.

Obviously, both XAVC/XAVC S format from Windows Movie Maker supported format list. In addition, Windows Movie Maker also lacks the ability to handle 4K resolution video.

Convert and compress XAVC/XAVC S for Windows Movie Maker

To smoothly load XAVC/XAVC S into Windows Movie Maker, the most effective solution is transcoding and compressing 4K XAVC/XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker compatible 1080p/720p file formats listed in above tablets. Here, you can get the job easily completed with our best XAVC/XAVC S Converter – Pavtube Video Converter, which not only assist you to effectively transcode XAVC/XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker supported editing WMV, QuickTime, DV AVI, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-1 video formats and WMA, M4A, MP3 audio formats, but also does you a great favor to compress 4K XAVC/XAVC S to 1080p or 720p for smoothly editing process on Windows Movie Maker.

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Edit XAVC/XAVC S with built-in editing function

Apart from the core conversion function, the program can also act as a simple video editing tool to allow you to complete some basic video editing task. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments, merge separate video clips into one file, split large files into small parts by file size, length or count, crop the black bars around the video frame, add video/image/transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effects to video, etc.

Pavtube Video Converter has perfect compatibility with all Windows OS including Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. In addition, it features a sleek and easy to navigate interface, all the workspace is intuitively designed and all the most common tools are found on the main screen, so that you can complete the whole conversion process effortlessly. In addition, the program produces high-quality conversion, the result file is almost identical to the original source video.

Step by Step to Convert and Compress XAVC/XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker Editing

Step 1: Load XAVC/XAVC S files.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source XAVC/XAVC S video files into the program.

Load XAVC/XAVC S files

Step 2: Select output format.

Click the pull down menu of “Format”, then you will be able to select one of Windows Movie Maker supported format from the output format profile, here, we choose “HD Video”>”WMV HD (*.wmv)” as your output format for editing HD video on Windows Movie Maker.

Define output file format

Step 3: Compress 4K XAVC/XAVC S to 1080p.

Click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window, under video section, from “Size(pix)”drop-down option, choose “1980*1020″or “1280*720″ to compress 4K XAVC/XAVC S to 1080p or 720p for smoothly editing with Windows Movie Maker.

Compress 4K XVAC S to 1080p

Step 4: Edit video(optional).

Check an item to active the “Video Editor” function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the “Video Editor” window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply sepcial rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.

Edit video

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion from XAVC/XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker supported file formats and file resolution conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.

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