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Import MP4 Video to Lightworks

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As the fastest, most accessible and focused NLE in the industry, Lightworks has the widest support available for formats currently available in a professional NLE. However, people often have problem to load the common MP4 files into Lightworks just as the conditions listed below:

“I am trying to edit an MP4 video file. The Frame Rate is 29.97 I realize I need to convert this to edit in Lightworks. I installed EyeFrame Converter, but the selection of conversion choices is a bit daunting. The default (LW FREE MJPEG HD + Embed TC & RN – Proxy Quarter Size) doesn’t work. What’s the basic idea in using this tool to import MP4′s into Lightworks? I am trying to edit MP4′s that are bound for Powerpoint presentations. Please excuse my lack of seeing the obvious…”

Lightworks supports a broad range of codecs, but they must adhere to professional television standards. If you read about the codecs it supports on the Tech Specs page, you will find the MP4 is the native supported format for Lightworks. However, as MP4 is a multimedia container which may contain various different video and audio codecs, if the codec are supported by Lightworks, you will have no problem to import MP4 into Lightworks. If not, you will need to perform a codec transcoding process.

Convert Unsupported MP4 to Lightworks

Here, a simple to use and workable solution called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (get Mac version) is recommended to you, with the program, you can comprehensively convert virtually all MP4 files to Lightworks editable H.264 MP4 video. Besides MP4, you can also convert other unsupported file formats such as AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, 3GP, AVCHD, MXF, etc into Lightworks for post video editing workflow.

Edit MP4 video with built-in editing function

Apart from converting MP4 for Lightworks, the program can also act as a simple video editor. You can use this program to flip or rotate video, trim or cut video files to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to remove the unwanted black bars or area, add image/video/transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effect to video, flip or rotate video angel, remove/replace audio in video, add external srt/ass/ssa subtitles to video, split large video into small clips by file size, count or length or merge separate video into one file.

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How to Convert MP4 Video for Lightworks Editing?

Step 1: Load MP4 files into the program.

Install and launch the MP4 video converter program on your computer, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to load unsupported MP4 files into the program.

Load MP4 video into the program

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Click “Format”, from its drop-down option, choose Lightworks supported “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output Lightworks editable file formats

Tips: You can flexibly adjust the output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels according to your own needs.

Step 3: Edit MP4 video.

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 MP4 video

Step 4: Begin MP4 to Lightworks conversion process.

After all settings is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from MP4 to Lightworks conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, you can click “Open Output Folder” button to get the output files effortlessly, and now you will have no problems to import and edit MP4 files with Lightworks.

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Import and Edit Inspire 2 4K with iMovie

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The DJI Inspire 2 records 4K video in H.265 codec. For Mac users, when the shooting is completed, you wish come the ideal to load the 4K footage into iMovie for some professional editing workflow. The following article will show you how to achieve a high quality and high performance workflow of Inspire 2 4K video with iMovie.

Can iMovie handle 4K video?

Before going any further, we should first be clear of whether iMovie has the ability to handle 4K resolution video. Apple has updated iMovie 10.1 for Mac with support for 4K editing. To edit 4K video with iMovie for Mac, you Mac must be from 2011 or later with at least 4GB of RAM.To play back 4K video in full resolution, you will need an iMac with Retina display or Mac Pro connected to a 4K display.

Which 4K format can iMovie handle?

Although iMovie can handle 4K resolution video, however, it doesn’t mean that you can throw any 4K video to it. From iMovie supported file formats, we can see that iMovie only handle 4K 4K MP4 or 4K QuickTime MOV formats. Unfortunately, the 4K H.265 video recorded with DJI Inspire 2 is unfortunately excluded from iMovie supported file formats.

Convert DJI Inspire 2 4K H.265 for iMovie editing

To load DJI Inspire 2 4K H.265 into iMovie editing, it would be much ideal for you to transcode 4K H.265 to iMovie supported 4K MP4 or 4K QuickTime MOV file formats. If you wish to get a high quality and high performance iMovie workflow, it would be much ideal for you to encode DJI Inspire 2 4K H.265 into Apple Prores formats, which offers the following great benefits during post video editing.
– Supports all of the current frame size such as SD, HD, 2K, 4K and 5K
– Encoding with variable bitrate to be economical with video storage, without damaging the visuals.
– Best codec choice for any work relating to a project that needs a quick turnaround time
– As a 10 bit codec, Apple Prores can process a lot of more color data and make the color correction process easier.

Here, you can get the job easily completed with a powerful yet simple to use application called Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (review). The program can assist you to convert DJI Inspire 2 to Apple Prores in various different file types including Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores 422 HQ, Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores 422 LT. If you are running a slow Mac computer, you can take good advantage of Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores 422 LT to create small file resolution video for smooth post editing workflow. However, if your computer are powerful enough to handle multicam and high-resolution video and you are going to do many effects editing work with FCP X, you’d better choose to output “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”for better performance.

Pavtube Video Converter for Mac keeps constant update for the new Mac OS, therefore, feel free to install and download it on your Mac computer even if you have recently made an operating system update. The program itself is very easy to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. The result file produced with the program are pretty high quality, the quality of the converted video is almost identical to the original video.

How to Encode DJI Inspire 2 4K to Prores Format for iMovie Editing?

Step 1: Import DJI Inspire 2 4K videos.

From “File”drop-down option, select “add Video/Audio”to add source DJI Inspire 2 4K videos files into the program.

Step 2: Select output file format.

Click “Format”bar, from its drop-down list, select iMovie high quality and high performance workflow editing format – Apple Prores codec. If your Mac computer is powerful enough to handle 4K video, it would be ideal for you to choose “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” or “”Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”for high quality performance on iMovie.

Output Prores 422 or 422 HQ format

If you have a underpowered Mac computer, it is ideal for you to output “Apple Prores 422(Proxy)(*.mov)” or “Apple Prores 422(LT)(*.mov)” with small file resolution for smooth workflow with iMovie.

Output Prores 422 LT or 422 Proxy format

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all the settings is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert DJI Inpsire 2 4K video to iMovie best compatible Apple Prores editing format.

When the conversion is completed, launch iMovie on your Mac computer to import converted video to iMovie for smooth editing workflow on either fast or slow Mac computer.

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Play and Edit JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD

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The GY-HM170UA 4KCAM Compact Professional Camcorder is designed to fulfill the requirement for professional functionality.  Besides recording in 4K, the camcorder also helps to deliver HD footage with two codecs. For people who wish to save more space or wish to load the footage into consumer editing software that only supports AVCHD, they will choose to record with AVCHD format. The following article will show you how to play and edit the JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD video after transferring the footage from the camera SDHC/SDXC card slots to your local computer.

Play JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD on PC/Mac

Free AVCHD player for PC/Mac

If you are unwilling to convert the AVCHD video, you can download and install the following listed free AVCHD player on Windows or Mac for free JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD playback.

Window Media Player (for Windows)

If you prefer to try out a more versatile media player to playback your AVCHD files on a Windows operating PC, please read on and try some of the powerful AVCHD players below. On a Windows PC, the latest version of Window Media Player (WMP) will be able to support the playback of the AVCHD files naturally. If your WMP fails to playback the AVCHD files, please update your WMP to the latest version. Alternatively, select or download the highly-recommended AVCHD player in the article.

BSPlayer (for Windows)

BS.Player is used by more than 70 million multi media users throughout the world and it has been translated into over 90 languages. Because of low-cost of CPU Processing Resources for AVCHD video playback, it is suitable for you who want to watch AVCHD/MTS video but use slightly less capable computers. In addition, BS.Player, this top free AVCHD/MTS player, is quiet masterful at automatically searching and downloading missing subtitles during playing AVCHD video, if available.

VLC Player (for Windows/Mac)

VLC media player is an open-source and completely free AVCHD player. It is one of the most Platform-independent AVCHD/MTS video players. Besides playing AVCHD on Window PC/Mac, you can also get AVCHD files played on GNU, Linux, BeOS, and BSD. Since VLC has a very modular design which makes it easier to include modules/plugins for new file formats (including newly-emerged AVCHD/MTS video, we hold faith in VLC to play AVCHD video and vote is as one of the best free AVCHD video players.

Convert JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD for full media entertainment

It’s likely that you may fail to play JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD video with certain player apps that not listed above or if you wish to transfer and play the AVCHD footage on smartphones, tablets, game consoles, TVs, which lacks the ability to read AVCHD files. You can then download our powerful AVCHD Converter program – Pavtube Video Converter, which can assists you to transcode GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD to various popular SD file formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, FLV, MKV, 3GP, WebM, etc or HD file formats like H.264 HD MP4, H.264 HD MOV, H.265 HD, MPEG-4 HD MP4, MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-TS HD, MKV HD, WMV HD, Divx HD, AVI HD, BDAV HD, etc so viewing on different devices and programs. To get better output video and audio quality, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.

For those people who have no ideal how to adjust those advanced settings on your own, you can directly use our program to output hot devices and programs such as iPhone, iPad, Android phone/tablet, Windows phone/tablet, game consoles, TVs, etc preset profile formats with the optimal playback settings.

Edit JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD on PC/Mac

Although there are many video editing software out there that have claimed its editing support for AVCHD video, some only support certain cameras or camcorder models, others may require you to install extra plug-in, there are still some programs only offer AVCHD importing support for its latest version but not the former version. Sometimes, even if you have successfully imported the AVCHD footage into the editing software, you may won’t get a smooth editing workflow since AVCHD is a highly compression format and the decoding process of AVCHD is very CPU intensive.

If you wish to achieve a high quality and high performance of JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD with any video editing application. You can still use our AVCHD conversion program – Pavtube Video Converter to convert AVCHD video into compatible editing formats and native or specially optimized editing formats for some free editing software like Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, consumer editing software such as Premiere Elements, Sony Movie Studio Platinum or professional editing software such as Sony Vegas Pro, iMovie, Premiere Pro CC, Davinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, etc on Mac or PC.

Besides that, if you just wish to complete some simple editing task, you can just make that with our program’s built-in video editing functions. You can flip or rotate the footage orientation, trim or cut video length, cropping out video black bars or unwanted area, add video/image/transparent text watermark, apply special rendering effect, deinterlace interlaced AVCHD 1080i video into progressive form, add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle to video, etc.

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How to Convert JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD Video for Playing and Editing on Mac/PC?

Step 1: Load GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD Video.

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 GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD Video into the program.

Load GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD Video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, you can choose to output GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD a popular HD file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category so that you can smoothly playback the output video on Mac/PC with media player apps or transfer to iPhone, iPad, Android phone/tablet, Windows phone/tablet, etc for viewing on the move.

Choose output format

If you wish to load the footage into editing software such as Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, etc, you can use the program to directly output editing software native compatible editing formats such as “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” under “Adobe Premiere/Son…” main category.

Output editing software native editing format

Step 3: Edit GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD Video.

By default the Edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip or rotate video, trim, crop, add watermark, deinterlace interlace 1080i AVCHD video, apply special effect, edit audio or insert external subtitle.

Edit GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD 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 to convert GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD Video video for playing and editing on Mac/PC.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to transfer and play the generated video on computer with media players, on portable devices or load into video editing software.

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Convert MTS Video with Aiseesoft MTS Converter

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Aiseesoft MTS Converter is the perfect solution to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS files and other HD files to various popular video formats like AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, MOV, etc, HD Video formats like HD AVI, HD WMV, HD MOV, HD MKV, HD MPEG-4, etc or hot devices like iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, HTC, LG, etc preset profile formats with the optimal playback settings. Besides the basic conversion function, the program also offers some beneficial output video customization and editing function so that you can flexibly adjust output video profile parameters to get better output video and audio quality or cut, crop, merge, add watermark, adjust effects, etc to get the exact video that you want.

Step by step to convert MTS video with Aiseesoft MTS Converter

Step 1: Install Aiseesoft MTS Converter on your computer and launch it.

Launch Aiseesoft MTS Converter

Step 2: Click “Add File” on the top left and choose the video files you want to convert in the open window. Click “Open” button to import videos into this program.

Add MTS file

Step 2: Click “Profile” drop-down button and select General Video > MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4) as the output format or just select the proper format according to your need. Click Browse to set the output directory.

Select output file format

Step 4. Click “Convert” button and the MTS Converter does the rest.

Best Aiseesoft MTS Converter alternative to convert MTS video

Why need an Aiseesoft MTS Converter alternative?

Users of Aiseesoft MTS Converter complain that they often encounter sudden crash when performing MTS conversion with the program. In addition, the program sometime even don’t work at all.

Best alternative to Aiseesoft MTS Converter

If you are looking for a more stable but also powerful and simple to use MTS Converter, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter to you. The program is very stable and there are hardly any sudden crash during the conversion. The program has full support for all AVCHD MTS/M2TS files recorded with Sony, Canon, Panasonic, JVC camcorder. It supports batch conversion mode, so that you can batch load multiple MTS files at one time to save your precious time. With the program, you can convert AVCHD MTS/MTS files to various popular plain digital file formats, create hot devices like iPad, Android phone/tablet, Windows phone/tablet, game consoles, TVs (Sony/Canon/Samsung/Panasonic) preset profile format. What’s more, you can also directly produce NLE editing program like Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, etc best favorable editing codec. If you happen to own a 3D TV/Projector/VR Headsets, feel free to generate those devices readable 3D SBS/TAB/Anaglyph mode with MP4/MOV/AVI/WMV/MKV formats for viewing with immersive 3D visual effect.

Customize and edit MTS video

To get better output video and audio quality, you can flexibly adjust output video and audio profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like. The versatile video editing function enables you to trim or cut off video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to remove the black bars or unwanted areas, add video/image/transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effect, deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form, flip or rotate video, insert external subtitle to video, etc.

Pavtube Video Converter is available on Windows 10/8.1/8/7, in addition, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac for macOS Sierra. The program is very easy to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. In addition, the final results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t find any difference between the result video and the original MTS video.

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Step by Step to Convert MTS Video with Aiseesoft MTS Converter Best Alternative

Step 1: Load AVCHD MTS/M2TS video.

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 AVCHD MTS/M2TS video into the program. Click the “Folder” button, you can batch import multiple MTS or M2TS files into the program.

Load MTS video

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired file format to output.

Output popular digital file format

Output popular digital file format

Tips: To get better output video and audio quality, click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.

Output hot devices preset profile format

Output hot devices preset profile format

Output editing software native editing format

Output editing software native editing format

Step 3: Edit MTS video.

By default the Edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip or rotate video, trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, edit audio or insert external.

Edit MTS 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 process from AVCHD MTS/M2TS to your desired plain digital format, device preset profile formats or editing software native importing formats.

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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Edit YouTube Video with Windows Movie Maker

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As one of the simplest editing program, Windows Movie Maker allows you to edit video clips from your digital camera or phone on its timeline by adding titles, applying effects or transitions, etc. For those people who have downloaded some of your favorite videos from YouTube, before sharing the YouTube video offline with your friends on computer, smartphone or tablets, you may wish to drag and drop the video clips into Windows Movie Maker for doing some simple editing. However, the downloaded YouTube video are usually in flv file format, which are not supported by Windows Movie Maker, the following article will show you how to convert YouTube FLV into Windows Movie Maker playable file formats.

Windows Movie Maker supported file formats

To convert YouTube video for Windows Movie Maker editing, you should be clear of Windows Movie Maker supported editing formats. Follow tablet shows the video and audio files that you can used in Windows Movie Maker.

Video Files

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 Files

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

Best tool to convert YouTube video for Windows Movie Maker

If you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use program to get the job completed, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter (review), the program supports batch conversion mode, so you can batch load multiple YouTube video at one time to save your precious time. You can easily convert YouTube video to any of Windows Movie Maker supported file formats listed above such as.WMV/.ASF, .MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2), MP4/MOV (MPEG-4), .AVI (DV-AVI),.WMA, .WAV, and .MP3. To get better output video and audio quality, you can flexiby adjust output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.

Edit YouTube video with built-in editing tools

Besides the conversion function, the program can also works as a simple alternative to Windows Movie Maker to assist you to completed some simple editing work. You can use the program to trim or cut YouTube video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to cut off the black bars, adjust output video aspect ratio to let it fit with you device, add video/image/transparent text watermark, flip or rotate video orientation, add external video to YouTube video, etc.

Pavtube Video Converter has perfect compatibility with Windows 10/8.1/8/7. It is very simple to use, any one can learn to use it in minutes. The program is very stable, you can hardly encounter any crashes issue. What’s more, the results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t find any difference between the converted video and the original YouTube video.

How to Convert and Edit YouTube Video with Windows Movie Maker?

Step 1: Load YouTube video.

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 YouTube video files into the program.

Load YouTube video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Windows Movie Maker supported high standard file formats such as “WMV HD Video(*.wmv)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output Windows Movie Maker supported file formats

Tips: You can also choose to output high quality “WMV3(WMV9)(*.wmv)” format or fast conversion speed “WMV2(WMV8)(*.wmv)” format.

Output high quality WMV 2 or fast speed WMV2 format

Step 3: 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: Carry out the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to import and load the converted YouTube video into Windows Movie Maker for simple editing.

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Play DJI Phantom 4K videos on Windows Media Player

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For PC users who have just captured some 4K H.264 or H.265 video with your DJI Phantom 4, Phantom 4 Pro or DJI Phantom 4 Pro Plus, you may wish to get them played directly with the computer’s default media player application – Windows Media Player. However, you may be disappointed to find that Windows Media Player doesn’t recognize the Phantom 4K video just as the conditions in the following part:

“I am having my first flights with my P4 – and can’t play back the MP4 video files with Windows Media Player, which is very frustrating. I get this message “Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file. Has anyone got any suggestions on how to fix this, please? I am dying to see my videos. I am ending the video, before I power down the P4. Thanks!”

Why Windows Media Player fails to handle DJI Phantom 4K video?

This question should be answered from 2 aspects: can Windows media player play 4K video, if yes, can Windows Media Player handle DJI Phantom recorded 4K video?

Can Windows Media Player handle 4K video?

A member from dpreview wrote: 4K videos play smoothly on all current-generation Intel chips using Windows Media Player on Windows 8.1; this includes Atom processors and Celeron on up. How do I know? I tested this on just about every laptop, desktop and Windows tablet on display at BestBuy using 4K 100Mbps+ XAVC S videos on my usb stick. I regularly play and edit 4K video on my $249 Asus laptop with a Celeron processor with no problem (ignoring loooong rendering times). And, no, that is not my main computer :).

From above information, we can conclude that as long as you are playing the 4K video with Windows Media Player on Windows 8.1 with the current-generation Intel chips, Atom processors and Celeron on up, you will then have no problem to view compatible 4K resolution video with Windows Media Player. However, if your computer doesn’t meet the standards listed above, it would be much ideal to compress 4K to 1080p for smooth Windows Media Player watching.

Can Windows Media Player handle DJI Phantom recorded 4K video?

From Windows Media Player’s Wiki page, we get the information that Windows Media Player 12 adds native support for H.264 and MPEG-4 part 2 video formats. For people who have upgraded your PC operating system to Windows 10, you can even get HEVC/H.265 played on Windows Media Player 12. Therefore, for Windows 10 users, you will get no problem to play DJI Phatom 4K H.264 or H.265 video with Windows Media Player 12 on computer that meet the hardware standards to handle 4K resolution video.

However, for users who are still using the previous Windows OS such as Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, you will fail to open the Phantom H.264 or H.265 video on it. The good news is that you can download a third-party 4K Video Converter program called Pavtube Video Converter to convert the DJI Phantom 4K video to Windows Media Player other handle file formats such as MPEG-4 or MPEG-2, WMV video, DV video, etc for paying on Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista.

Pavtube Video Converter is available on Windows 10/8.1/8/7 and it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac for macOS Sierra. The program is pretty simple to use, any one can learn to use it in minutes. In addition, it is very stable, you can hardly encounter any crashes during the conversion process. What’s more, the program supports to produce high quality files, you can’t find any difference between the converted video and the original 4K video.

How to Convert DJI Phantom 4K Video for Windows Media Player Viewing?

Step 1: Load DJI Phantom 4K files into the program.

Start the program on your computer, click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import DJI Phantom 4K H.264 or H.265 files into the program.

Load DJI Phantom 4K files

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, if your computer are not powerful enough to process 4K video, it would be much ideal for you to compress DJI Phantom 4K to 1080p by outputting your Windows Media Player 12 handle file format such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output H.264 HD video

If your computer is powerful enough to handle 4K resolution video, but you are running the Windows 8.1/8/7, then you will need to convert the DJI Phantom 4K video to Windows Media Player other handle file formats such as MPEG-4, MPEG-2 or WMV file format. Here, we choose to output a high quality wmv with VC-1 codec “WMV3(WMV9)(*.wmv)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output WMV 3 format

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

If you try to compress DJI Phantom 4K for playing on computer that’s not powerful enough to handle 4K resolution video, then you still need to change the output video aspect ratio from 4K to 1080p(1920*1080) in the program’s profile settings window.

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to play the converted files with Windows Media Player on Windows 10/8.1/8/7 without any limitation.

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2017 Best 5 Online MTS Converter Websites

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Have recorded some MTS files with Sony, Canon or Panasonic camcorder and wish to convert the MTS files to a more compatible file formats so that you can easily view the files on computer with media player software or transfer to smartphone, tablet for watching on the move or loading into video editing software for professional post editing workflow. When you are searching on the Internet, you may find that there are many MTS converter application out there that can assist you to complete the MTS conversion job. Before spending a lot of money on pricey desktop MTS converter, you can first have a reference at the following 5 best online MTS converter websites.

Best 5 online MTS Converter Websites

Onlineconverter

As a free and fast online MTS converter, onlineconverter allows you to convert both 720p and 1080p MTS files to various different file formats including MTS to MP4, MTS to AVI, MTS to 3GP, MTS to FLV, MTS to MKV, MTS to MOV, etc. Besides that, it also allows you to convert MTS to custom video format that’s tailored for mobile and other devices, such as Android, iPhone, iPad, Mobile, Xbox, PSP, Kindle.

Pros:
Convenient features
Great for MTS to AVI conversions
Many formats to choose from

Cons:
Does not support encrypted files
Conversion might take time and require cancellation

Filezigzag

This Free online video converter allows you to convert your video MTS extension file to to various popular video and audio files formats such as AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, MOV, 3GP, MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, FLAC, etc. After the conversion is completed you can download the converted video file instantly or by email.

Pros
Free file conversions
No programs to install – service is 100% web based
Very simple to use
Converts a variety of files from one format to another

Cons
Conversion time was slow but faster than some other online file converters

Zamzar

If you are looking for 1080p quality videos converted from MTS to all other formats, MTS converter is an excellent choice. It offers you the opportunity to convert your files up to 50 MB into avi, mp4, and many other alternatives. You also get the chance to choose the video presets. With this tool, you enter your email and the converted file is sent over to you right away.

Pros:
High-quality videos
A plethora of formats
Video presets

Cons:
Up to 50 MB conversion
Email is needed for the converted files

Convertfiles

Convertfiles.com is an online based platform that can be used to make file converts from MTS to with the greatest ease and convenience. Follow a simple three step process and you are good to go. First upload the MTS file, select the target output file that you need and finally click on convert file. You can choose to send the download link to your email.

Pros
High quality videos and sounds
Great flexibility in formats
Easy to use

Cons
Quality might fluctuate in various formats
Site stuffed with ads

Convert.io

Convertio is an advanced online tool to convert MTS files and any files to MTS format. It is available on both Windows and Mac plaform. You can directly drag and drop the MTS files onto the page for conversion. And the maximum file size for online converter is 100 MB.

Pros:
Quick and easy process
Make use of advanced tools
Upload files from any source

Cons:
Limited editing tasks
Some minor glitches during the conversion

Best alternative to online MTS Converter

For those people who just need to convert some small video clips, above listed free online converter is absolutely your good choice. However, when comparing with many powerful desktop MTS Converter applications, they still have the following limitations:
– File size are limited to 100MB for conversion.
– Limited output file formats or device preset profile formats.
– Very slow uploading and downloading speed.
– Need to install plug-in for some sites
– No support for UHD video
– The conversion process is not that stable due to the Network connection issue

If you are looking for a powerful MTS converter program that’s much more faster, stable and also offers various output format options, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (review). The program has full support for all 1080i and 720p MTS files recorded by Sony, Canon, Panasonic camcorder. You can batch load multiple MTS files into the program to save a lot of time thanks to the batch conversion mode offered by the program.

As for the important output options, the program not only enables you to convert MTS to some plain digital file formats such as MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV, FLV, 3GP, H.264, H.265, etc but also facilitates you to output MTS to hot devices like smartphone, tablets, game consoles, TVs, etc or NLE editing program like Premiere Pro, Vegas Pro, Davinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, etc specially optimized file formats.

Customize and edit MTS files

To assist you to get your desired final results, the program offers beneficial video customization function and versatile video editing tools. You can either flexibly tweak the output video profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to get better output video and audio quality. What’s more, you can edit the MTS video by trimming video length, cropping video file size, deinterlacing 1080i interlace video into progressive form, applying special effect to video, change video picture effect, add external subtitle to video, etc.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is available on both Windows 10/8.1/8/7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac for macOS Sierra. The program is pretty simple to use, any one can learn to use it in minutes. In addition, the final results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t find any difference between the converted video and the original MTS files.

Free download Windows version

Free download Mac version

How to Convert MTS Files with Best online MTS Websites Alternative?

Step 1: Load MTS 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 MTS files into the program. The program supports batch conversion mode, you can batch load multiple MTS files into the program.

Load MTS files

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired file format for converting MTS files to.

Output MTS to popular high standard file formats

Output MTS to device preset profile formats

Output MTS to popular high standard file formats

Output MTS to NLE editing preset profile formats

Output MTS to NLE editing preset profile formats

Step 3: Edit MTS video.

By default the Edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip or rotate video, trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, edit audio or insert external.

Edit MTS 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 process from MTS to your desired digital file formats or devices and programs preset profile format conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to play, edit and share the converted files on computer, smartphone, tablets, TVs or video editing software.

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Edit Panasonic GH5 4K videos in FCP X/7

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The long awaited Panasonic GH5 standouts with news features including 4K internal recording at both 10 bit 4:2:2 up to 30fps (24 and 25p are also supported) and also 4K/60p recording (however this is at the more compressed 8bit 4:2:0) in MP4 or MOV container file format with the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC compression codec. For Final Cut Pro 7 or X users, when the shooting is completed, you may wish to load the 4K footage into Final Cut Pro 7/X for some professional post editing workflow, the following article will show you how to smoothly load the Panasonic GH5 4K Video into FCP X/7.

Can Final Cut Pro 7/X handle GH5 4K Video?

This question should be answered in two aspects: Whether Final Cut Pro 7/X handle 4K video or Final Cut Pro 7/X handle GH5 4K video?

From Apple’s official page, we get the information that 4K resolution video editing is only available on Final Cut Pro X 10.1 version via HDMI on the following Mac computers:
– Mac Pro (Late 2013)
– MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013 and later)
The supported 4K resolutions are as follows. Note that not every 4K monitor will support both of these resolutions, and 4096 x 2160 is only supported via HDMI at 24fps.
4096 x 2160
3840 x 2160

From above listed information, we can conclude that you will have no chance to edit 4K video on the previous version of Final Cut Pro X 10.1 such as Final Cut Pro 7. In addition, sometimes, even if Final Cut Pro X can handle 4K resolution video, however, if you try to edit 4K video with FCP X on a slow Mac computer, you may find that the 4K video playback very choppy on the timeline. Therefore, if you wish to smoothly work 4K video with Final Cut Pro 7 or handle 4K video with Final Cut Pro X on slow Mac computer, it would be much ideal for you to compress 4K to 1080p or directly create Proxy files with Final Cut Pro X.

As for the second question, after searching for Final Cut Pro X supported file formats, we get the answer that both Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X can handle the H.264 MP4 video recorded by Panasonic GH5, however, it is well known that H.264 is just a delivery file format but not an ideal editing format, therefore, if you try to directly load the H.264 video into Final Cut Pro 7/X, you will start to lose image quality as you do color correction or composite gradients to create greenscreen keys. There just isn’t a lot of room to work.

Compress and Transcode Panasonic GH5 4K with FCP 7/X

To get the best workflow of GH5 H.264 video with Final Cut Pro X or 7, it would be much ideal for you to transcode GH5 H.264 to FCP 7/X best favorable Apple Prores editing format. Here, you can get the job easily completed with a program called Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. Which has perfect support for both the 4K H.264 MP4 and MOV container file format recorded by Panasonic GH5. The program can facilitate you to directly output FCP 7/X most favorable Apple Prores codec in various different file types including Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores 422 HQ, Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores 422 LT.  If you are running a slow Mac computer, you can take good advantage of Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores 422 LT to create small file resolution video for smooth post editing workflow. However, if your computer are powerful enough to handle multicam and high-resolution video and you are going to do many effects editing work with FCP X, you’d better choose to output “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”for better performance. For Final Cut Pro 7 users, you can choose to compress 4K to 1080p in the program’s profile settings window.

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac keeps constant update for the new Mac OS, therefore, feel free to install and download it on your Mac computer even if you have recently made an operating system update. In addition, the program itself is quite simple to use, anyone can learn to use it in minutes. The result file produced with the program are pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the converted video and the original 4K video.

How to Compress and Transcode GH5 4K Video for Final Cut Pro X/7 Editing?

Step 1: Load Panasonic GH5 4K video.

Open the program, click “File” menu, from its drop-down option, select “Add Video/Audio” to load GH5 4K video to the program.

Load Panasonic GH5 4K video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, you can choose one of Final Cut Pro X/7 best compatible Apple Prores editing format. If your computer is powerful enough to handle 4K video, it would be much ideal for you to choose “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” or “”Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)” for high quality performance on Final Cut Pro X.

Output Apple Prores 422 MOV or Apple Prores 422 HQ format

If you have a underpowered computer, it is ideal for you to output “Apple Prores 422(Proxy)(*.mov)” or “Apple Prores 422(LT)(*.mov)” format.

 Output Apple Prores 422 Proxy or LT format

Step 3: Adjust output file resolution.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, under video section, adjust output video resolution as “1920*1080″ or smaller resolution for smooth editing 4K video with FCP 7.

 Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

Go back to the main interface, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to convert and compress GH5 4K video to Final Cut Pro 7/X best favorable Apple Prores format with compatible file resolution.

When the conversion is completed, feel free to import video to Final Cut Pro 7/X for professional post-production workflow on either powerful or slow computer.

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Fix Davinci Resolve Lite Won’t Handle Phantom 4K Video Issue

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As the free version of the high-end $29.995 color grading suite – Davinci Resolve, Davinci Resolve Lite includes the same high quality processing as the full DaVinci Resolve, however it limits projects to SD and HD resolutions, two color correction nodes, a single processing GPU and a single RED rocket card. For DJI Phantom users who have recorded some 4K H.265 and H.264 footage with DJI Phantom 4 Pro+, H.265 video with DJI Phantom 4 Pro or H.264 files with DJI Phantom 4, you may be disappointed to find thatDavinci Resolve Lite fails to handle Phantom 4K video due to both the incompatible file resolution and recording codec used by the camera, the following article will show you a simple workflow to smoothly load the phantom footage into this free editing suite for high quality and high performance editing workflow.

Compress Phantom 4K video to 1080p

As we have stated above, the free version Davinci Resolve Lite lacks the capability to handle 4K resolution video, therefore, to get a smooth editing workflow of DJI Phantom 4K video with Davinci Resolve Lite, it would be necessary for you to compress Phantom 4K to 1080p which Davinci Resolve can work with.

Davinci Resolve Lite supported file formats

Since Davinci Resolve Lite includes the same high quality processing as the Full Davinci Resolve, therefore, you can import the file formats supported by Davinci Resolve listed below into Davinci Resolve Lite. From Davinci Resolve 12.5 supported formats and codecs, we get the information that you can load the H.264 or H.265 codec with the following specification into Davinci Resolve:

Format

File Extension

Codec

QuickTime

mov

H.264 8 bit

QuickTime

mp4

H.264 (Sony XAVCs)

MPEG-4

mp4

H.264 8 bit

QuickTime

mov

HEVC H.265

QuickTime

mp4

HEVC H.265

From above lists, we can see that Davinci Resolve Lite can handle H.264 MOV or MP4 with QuickTime container format, H.264 MP4 file with MP4 container file format or HEVC/H.265 MOV or MP4 file with QuickTime container file format. The 4K video recorded by DJI Phantom camera are usually recorded in either H.264 or H.265 codec with MP4 or MOV container file format. To successfully load the DJI Phantom 4K H.264 or H.265 file into Davinci Resolve, you will still need to change the container file format from MP4 or MOV to QuickTime MOV besides the resolution compression process listed above.

Convert and rewrap Phantom 4K for Davinci Resolve Lite

If you are looking for a one stop solution get the job done, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (review) to you. The program not only assist you to rewrap DJI Phantom 4K H.264/H.265 MOV or MP4 to Davinci Resolve Lite compatible H.264/H.265 QuickTime file, but also facilitates you to compress DJI Phantom 4K to 1080p or 720p for smooth post editing workflow with Davinci Resolve Lite.

Edit DJI Phantom 4K with built-in editing functions

Before loading the DJI Phantom 4K video into Davinci Resolve Lite for professional color grading, you can do a lot of simple video editing tasks with the program’s built-in editing functions. You can flip video horizontally or vertically, rotate video clockwise or counterclockwise to get it displayed in the right angle, trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to cut off unwanted black borders or area, split large video into small parts by file size, count or length, merge separate video clips into one, deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form, adjust picture effect like brightness, contrast, saturation or apply special rendering effects like Gray, Flip Color or Aged Flim, etc to your video or add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to videos.

Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is available on macOS Sierra 10.12, Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11, Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 and Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9, it is also accompanied with a Windows version – Pavtube Video Converter for Windows 10/8.1/8/7. The program is pretty simple to use, anyone can learn to use in minutes. What’s more, the results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the converted video and the original 4K video.

How to Rewrap and Compress DJI Phantom 4K Video for Davinci Resolve Lite Editing?

Step 1: Load DJI Phantom 4K files into the program.

Start the program on your computer, click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import DJI Phantom 4K H.264 or H.265 files into the program.

Load DJI Phantom 4K files

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, output Davinci Resolve Lite compatible editing format H.264 QuickTime file or H.265 QuickTime file.

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, under video section. From “Size(pix)” drop-down list, select “1920*1080″ to compress Phantom 4K to 1080p, you can also do other settings such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 4: Edit DJI Phantom 4K video.

On the top tool bar on the main interface, click the pencil like icon to open “Video Editor” window, you can trim Blu-ray movies to remove the unwanted parts by setting the start and end time, crop to remove the black borders or unwanted area by dragging the dash line around the video frame, flip video, add text/image/video watermark, change video picture effect, replace/remove audio in video, add external subtitles, etc.

Edit DJI Phantom 4K video

Step 5: 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 process from DJI Phantom 4K to Davinci Resolve Lite compatible editing format and resolution.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to load the compatible DJI Phantom 1080p video into Davinci Resolve Lite for professional post editing workflow.

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Import Android Video to Windows Movie Maker

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With a high performance camera attached to your Android smart phone or tablet, you can quick grabbing images and videos wherever you go and whenever you like. When the shooting is completed, you will need a bit of time to edit the footage or to create a new one with the Android video clips. For PC users, Windows Movie Maker is absolutely one of the most simple products that you can use for completing some simple editing tasks such as merging, trimming, adding titles, applying special effects or transitions. In addition, it is free. The following article will show you how to import and load Android video to Windows Movie Maker.

Media compatibility of Android video with Windows Movie Maker

To successfully load Android video into Windows Movie Maker, the video recorded by Android camera should by included in Windows Movie Maker supported importing file formats listed below:

Generally, the video recorded with Android smartphone or tablet usually in either a MP4 or 3GP file format, from the tablet listed above, we can see that Windows Movie Maker has added importing support for both MP4 and 3GP container file formats, however, you can only load MP4 or 3GP files that encoded with MPEG-4 compression codec into the editing software. In addition, the MP4 video recorded by your Android camera may end up with other compression codec such as H.264. What’s more, for those people who are running Windows Movie Maker on Windows Vista, necessary audio and video codec should be installed for edit the MPEG-4 files.

Convert Android Video for Windows Movie Maker editing

To break the limitation of editing Android video with Windows Movie Maker, you can download Pavtube Video Converter, which can powerfully convert all unsupported MP4 and 3GP with various different compression codec to Windows Movie Maker best compatible WMV editing codec with perfect quality and fast conversion speed. The program can output 3 kinds of WMV file format to satisfy your different demands: a high quality wmv file with VC-1 codec, a fast conversion speed wmv file with wmv2 codec and also a wmv video with HD standards.

Edit Android video with built-in editing tools

Besides converting Android video for WMM editing, the program can also acts as splendid alternative to Windows Movie Maker to finish some simple editing work. You can trim or cut video to remove unwanted segments, flip or rotate video angel, crop video to remove unwanted black bars, adjust output video aspect ratio, add video/image/transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effect, change video picture effect, remove/replace audio in video, add external subtitle to video, etc.

Pavtube Video Converter is available on both Windows 10/8.1/8/7. The program is very easy to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. In addition, the results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the ripped video and the original Android video.

How to Convert Android Video to Windows Movie Maker Editing Formats?

Step 1: Load Android video.

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 Android video into the program. The program supports batch conversion mode, you can load multiple Android video into the program at one time.

Load Android video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Windows Movie Maker best compatible WMV editing format, you can choose among the different 3 options below according to your own needs:

High quality wmv file with VC-1 codec

High quality wmv file with VC-1 codec

Fast conversion speed wmv file with WMV2 codec

Fast conversion speed wmv file with WMV2 codec

WMV file with HD standards

WMV file with HD standards

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 3: Edit Android video with built-in editing tools.

By default the Edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip or rotate video, trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, edit audio or insert external.

Edit Android 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 process from Android video to Windows Movie Maker best favorable WMV editing codec.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. The feel free to load the Android video into Windows Movie Maker for simple editing.

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