Sony XDCAM series camcorders like Sony PMW-EX1, PDZ-VX10, Sony PMW-350K, Sony PMW-320K, Sony PMW-EX3, Sony PMW-EX1, Sony PMW-F3L, Sony PMW-F3K, Sony PMW-100, Sony PDW 700, Sony PDW-F800, etc are high-end professional camcorders which can capture stunning-quality HD images; they can offer very high quality HD recording at a data rate of up to 50Mbps at MXF format.
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 Sony XDCAM EX MXF to AVI for importing videos to Windows Movie Maker. aPubsoft MXF Video Converter is the recommended Sony MXF to AVI converter for Movie Maker, which makes it easy to edit Sony 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 Sony XDCAM EX MXF video files to Windows Movie Maker (WMM) supported formats.
Step 1. Load Sony XDCAM EX MXF videos to aPubsoft MXF Converter.
Transfer the .mts files from Sony MXF camcorder to Windows computer hard drive via USB cable, run aPubsoft MXF Converter as the Sony 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 Sony XDCAM EX 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 Sony XDCAM EX 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 Sony XDCAM EX MXF to AVI.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from Sony XDCAM EX 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.