View and Edit Sony Action Cam footage in Windows Movie Maker

Summary: Sony Action Cam uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video codec and recorded in MP4 or XAVC S video, it is difficult to play and edit the Sony Action Cam videos with Windows Movie Maker due to its high rate compression and special codec. Here you will get the solution.


Just like GoPro cameras, Sony Action Cams like HDR-AS100V, HDR-AZ1VR, HDR-AS20 is a great choice for recording sports or other activities. It offer outstanding image quality, simultaneous multi-angle shooting, improved blur reduction, remote video recording. 

If you own a Sony Action Cam, you can find it uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video codec and recorded in MP4 or XAVC S video mode. However, it is difficult to play and edit the Sony Action Cam videos with Windows Movie Maker due to its high rate compression and special codec. 

Windows Movie Maker is a helpful tool for users to make their home movies freely, however supported formats of this free editing software are limited as follow: 

Kinds of files can be used in Movie Maker: 



Video file types (format) 


File name extensions 


Windows Media Video (WMV) files 


.wmv 


Windows Media files 


.asf and .wm 


AVCHD files 


.m2ts, .mts, and .m2t 


Apple QuickTime files 


.mov and .qt 


DV‑AVI files 


.avi 


Microsoft Recorded TV Show files 


.dvr-ms and .wtv 


MPEG‑4 movie files 


.mp4, .mov,.m4v, .3gp, .3g2, and .k3g 


MPEG‑2 movie files 


.mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, .mpv2, .mod, .vob, and .m2t 


MPEG‑1 movie files 


.m1v 


Motion JPEG files 


.avi and .mov


In order to make the MP4 or XAVC S videos from Sony Action Cam compatible with Windows Movie Maker, the easy workaround is to convert Sony Action Cam footage to WMM most compatible format. 

As you know, Windows Movie Maker provides best support for WMV video files. So you can just convert Sony Action Cam MP4 or XAVC S footage to WMV format. Then there won't be any problem to import your Sony Action Cam footage to play and edit with Windows Movie Maker. 

Here we highly recommend you Pavtube Video Converter to convert Sony Action Cam footage to Movie Maker. With it, you can complete conversion from MP4 or XAVC S to WMV within seconds. So that you can freely play or edit your Sony Action Cam footage on Windows Movie Maker. Actually, it supports creating high quality WMV video for your Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, no matter what's the format of your source video files. 

The trail-before-purchase is supported, just feel free to try it: 

 

Install and run it, you will see the interface. The following is a simple instruction of how to use this Pavtube Video Converter: 

How to Convert Sony Action Cam MP4 or XAVC S footage to Windows Movie Maker 

Step 1: Import Sony Action Cam footage. 

Click the button “File” to add Sony Action Cam (MP4 or XAVC S) footage (or directly drag and drop your files) to the Converter. 

 

Tip: If you want to merge Sony Action Cam (MP4 or XAVC S) footage before edit in Windows Movie Maker, just need to check the “Merge into one” box. 

Step 2: Select an output format for Windows Movie Maker. 

Click “Format” bar to select suitable format for Windows Movie Maker. WMV is one of the proper formats for Windows Movie Maker. 

 

Step 3: Tap the“Settings”icon to adjust audio and video parameters for Windows Movie Maker. 

Once you have chosen the output format, then click the "Settings" right beside "Format" to adjust the video and audio parameters. 

Step 4: Tap the big Convert button on the main interface to start transcoding Sony Action Cam (MP4 or XAVC S) footage to Windows Movie Maker. 

The conversion should be quickly finished. Once the process is at 100%, you can have the converted file easily worked with Windows Movie Maker.

 

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