Edit Sony A77 II AVCHD/XAVC S in Windows Movie Maker

What’s the best Sony A77 II AVCHD/XAVC S and Windows Movie Maker workflow? If you are looking for an answer to this question, you may have interest in this post. It will guide you through the process of converting Sony A77 II AVCHD/XAVC S footage to WMV for use in Windows Movie Maker with optimum performance.
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The Sony A77 II lets you capture spectacular HD movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920×1080 resolution. AVCHD codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web. You also have the option of capturing Sony’s new proprietary high bit rate XAVC S video format for even better quality.

For a fast and fluid post production workflow, people sometimes need to get access to “transcoded editing”. That means you convert your camera footage to an intermediate codec that is best suited for your NLE before editing. We have talked about how to encode Sony A77 II XAVC S for use in iMovie/FCP X, and how to convert Sony A77 II AVCHD to Avid DNxHD in our previous posts. Here in this post, we will continue talking about how to transcode Sony A77 II AVCHD/XAVC S to WMV for Windows Movie Maker editing.

Software requirement
HD Video Converter
As the name implies, the HD Video Converter is a reliable and powerful converter tool developed for the purpose of converting/transcoding High Definition and HD-camera/camcorder videos to whatever format you need, so that the produced files can be used in NLEs for further editing (e.g. Windows Movie Maker, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, FCP, iMovie, FCE, and DaVinci Resolve), or be viewed on popular devices like iPad mini 2, iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy Note 4, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Galaxy S5, Kindle Fire HDX, Google Nexus, WD TV, PS3, Xbox 360, and more for personal entertainment.

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How to get Windows Movie Maker to work with Sony A77 II AVCHD/XAVC S footage?

As we mentioned above, to be able to edit Sony A77 II AVCHD/XAVC S footage in Windows Movie Maker, you will need to convert the footage to WMV before editing. To do format conversion, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional Sony A77 II Video Converter. Once the main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to import your camera media.
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Step 2: Select output format for Windows Movie Maker
From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘General Video’ > ‘WMV – Windows Media Video (*.wmv)’ as target format or choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘HD WMV Video (*.wmv)’ as output format.
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Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Start Sony A77 II AVCHD/XAVC S files to WMV conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start transcoding Sony A77 II AVCHD/XAVC S files to WMV for Window Movie Maker.

As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated WMV files for editing with Windows Movie Maker.

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