Summary: Did you find that you couldn’t import Sony PMW-200 MXF files into Windows Movie Maker? If you did, please continue reading to get some tips to fix it.
Sony PMW-200 is able to shoot 1080i (1920 x 1080 interlace) recordings which
is encoded in MXF container format. If you always fail to import Sony PMW-200 MXF files into Windows Movie Maker, then let’s check if Windows Movie Maker gives support for MXF container format.
According to Windows official FAQ document, we can see that Windows Movie Maker doesn’t support MXF container format
In order that we can import Sony PMW-200 MXF files into Windows Movie Maker with no issue, I would suggest you to transcode Sony PMW-200 MXF files to WMV3(WMV9)(*.wmv) format. WMV3(WMV9)(*.wmv) format is developed by Microsoft, so it will be completely compatible with Windows Movie Maker. If you don’t know how to use command line, then an easy-to-use MXF converter will be good for you.
Here Pavtube MXF MultiMixer(Mac Version), also works as a professional MXF Converter, can convert Sony PMW-200 MXF files to WMV, MOV, MP4, AVI, MPEG-2, MKV, FLV, 3GP and more on Windows (Windows 10 included. In addition to this, the MXF Conversion tool can also edit MXF files like trim the part you wan to save, crop, merge several MXF files into one file, add watermark(including image and video mart), and keep metadata and more.
There is another amazing feature about this MXF converter waiting to be found by you – it can keep every audio tracks with Sony PMW-200 MXF files so that you can edit them in other professional NLE applications, like Premiere, DaVinci Resolve.
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How to Fix Importing Issue with Sony PMW-200 MXF files into WMM
Step 1. First launch this MXF converter, and click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button on the top menu to browse and choose your Sony PMW-200 MXF files or the whole MXF folder.
Step 2. For importing Sony PMW-200 MXF files into Windows Movie Maker, just click the “Format” bar and follow "Common Video" to select "WMV3(WMV9)(*.wmv)" as the target format.
Step 3. Now, you can hit on the big red "Convert" button in the bottom-right of the main UI to start converting Sony PMW-200 MXF files to WMV3(WMV9)(*.wmv). Once the conversion is over, you can feel free to import Sony PMW-200 MXF files into Windows Movie Maker with no issue. Enjoy!