If you are unable to import Sony a68 XAVC S footage into Windows Movie Maker for further editing, you may wish to read this post. It demonstrates a workaround to transcode Sony a68 XAVC S files to WMV/DV AVI format for use in Movie Maker smoothly without a hassle.
How to make Windows Movie Maker recognize Sony a68 XAVC S footage?
“Hi, there, can anyone help please? I have a number of video files taken with a Sony a68 camera, which are in MP4 container format with Sony’s XAVC S codec. I’m having problems importing them into Windows Movie Maker on my HP computer. It seems that WMM doesn’t accept Sony a68 XAVC S video as import. What should I do to go through this? Any suggestions on this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.”
For those who are stuck in loading Sony a68 XAVC S media into Windows Movie Maker, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is suitable for use in WMM first, such as WMV and DV AVI. Here’s a quick guide telling you how to encode Sony a68 XAVC S MP4 files to WMV/DV AVI for editing in Movie Maker flawlessly.
[Guide] How to encode Sony a68 XAVC S files to WMV/DV AVI for editing in WMM smoothly?
Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
You may try these steps and check if that helps.
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional Sony XAVC S Converter for Movie Maker. Once the main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to import your camera media.
Step 2: Select WMV/DV AVI as output format for Windows Movie Maker
1) Convert Sony a68 XAVC S files to WMV for 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.
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.
2) To transcode Sony a68 XAVC S files to DV AVI for Movie Maker
Click ‘Profile’ list to select ‘DV AVI NTSC Video (*.avi)’ or ‘DV AVI PAL Video (*.avi)’ as output format depending on your source video mode.
Step 3: Start Sony a68 XAVC S files to WMV/DV AVI conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start transcoding Sony a68 XAVC S files to WMV/DV AVI for Window Movie Maker.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated WMV/DV AVI files which are ready for editing in Windows Movie Maker.
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