Does Windows Movie Maker accept 60p (60fps) video files? If you are having issues loading 60p camera recordings to Windows Movie Maker for further editing, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to transcode 60p (60fps) files to WMV or DV AVI format for use in WMM with very good quality.
How can I import 60p footage to Windows Movie Maker?
“Hi, there, I just go back from a 1-week family vacation. I took loads of video recordings with my new Samsung NX300 camera. Some of the videos are shot at 1080p 60fps, and the rest are shot at 720p 60fps. Now I’m trying to make a home movie using Windows Movie Maker. My issue is that the video playback is “choppy”. How can I remedy this problem? Any suggestions? Someone please help. Thanks a lot.”
To be able to edit 60p files in Windows Movie Maker smoothly and stably, we would recommend transcoding 60p media to an intermediate format that is well supported by WMM, such as WMV and DV AVI. This requires third party software like HD Video Converter. Read on to find the detailed steps required to convert 60 fps files to WMV/DV AVI for Windows Movie Maker.
How to get Windows Movie Maker to work with 60p/60fps video files?
As we mentioned above, to be able to edit 60p footage in Windows Movie Maker smoothly, you will need to convert the 60p footage to WMV or DV AVI before editing. To do format conversion, please follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional 60p Video to Movie Maker Converter. Once the main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to import your camera media.
Step 2: Select output format for Windows Movie Maker
1) To convert 60p video to WMV 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.
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 60 fps video to DV AVI for Windows 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 60p video files to WMV/DV AVI conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start transcoding 60p video 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 for editing with Windows Movie Maker.
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