Canon XF codec was developed: A next-generation MPEG-2 4:2:2 full HD file-based recording codec that facilitates the reliable capture of the highest quality video imaging and uncompressed audio. This high quality is ensured with the capability to record 1920×1080 and 1280×720 HD images at up to 50 Mbps (constant bit rate).
Only a few limited formats are supported by MS Movie Maker, e.g. AVI, WMV, MPG, ASF, MP2, MPEG, MP3, WAV, WMA. You need convert Canon XF MXF to AVI for importing videos to Windows Movie Maker. aPubsoft MXF Video Converter is the recommended Canon MXF to AVI converter for Movie Maker, which makes it easy to edit Canon MXF videos in MS Movie Maker on Windows 8.1 Blue, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista/XP.
Follow the steps below, and you will find the quickest solution to convert Canon XF MXF video files to Windows Movie Maker (WMM) supported formats.
Step 1. Load Canon XF MXF videos to aPubsoft MXF Converter.
Transfer the .mts files from Canon MXF camcorder to Windows computer hard drive via USB cable, run aPubsoft MXF Converter as the Canon MXF to AVI converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mxf videos.
Step 2. Choose AVI output format.
Click the “Format” option, and navigate the mouse cursor to Common Video > AVI Video(*.avi) as output format. The MXF to AVI Converter will transcode Canon XF MXF to AVI with original resolution 1920×1080. This process also works for Windows 8 Movie Maker, a.k.a. Windows Live Movie Maker.
As Windows Movie Maker also supports .wmv, .asf, .mpg files, you can choose WMV3 (WMV9)(*.wmv), WMV2 (WMV8)(*.wmv) or ASF (VC-1)(*.asf) from the Common Video group with original video resolution. To get .mpg for Windows Movie Maker with 1080, you may choose HD Video > MPEG-2 HD Video(*mpg) for 1920*1080 video.
Step 3. Edit loaded Canon XF MXF files.(Optional)
Click “Edit” button to enter the edit functions. With the editing functions, you can edit your video by “Effect” “Trim” “Crop” and “Watermark”. The “Effect” function can set the video Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Volume and Deinterlacing. The “Trim” function can set the video length. The “Crop” function can set the video playing region. The “Watermark” function can add text and pictures to video.
Step 4. Convert Canon XF MXF to AVI.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from Canon XF MXF to AVI will start immediately. After the conversion, you may import the output HD videos to Window Movie Maker and mix the slides, pictures to create your home movies.
Tips: The main reason for no video on the output file may lie on that you choose Divx or Xvid for AVI. You may need related codec pack for Windows Movie Maker to work with them. The MSMPEG-4 codec shall work on every Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP PC. The alternative solution is to choose .wmv output.