How to Import, Add and Edit MXF Files in Windows Movie Maker?

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Summary: How to Import MXF to Windows Movie Maker and then edit MXF in windows movie maker? This guide will show you how to convert MXF to windows movie maker supported formats for editing.

MXF is a prevailing video format with high definition shot by professional camcorders like Panasonic P2, Canon XF and Sony XDCAM series camcorders. And it is widely used in both professional broadcast video and amateurish video made by amateur hobbyist. However, Movie Maker will not recognize your MXF files imported.

Q: “At the moment I have no way of importing MXF files into Windows Movie Maker. So I need some sort of codec or mxf video converter to use the files. Can anyone help?”

Do you also have such hassles when playing or editing the MXF files? If so, hopefully the instructions below can help you out of troubles. Since Windows Movie Maker only supports WMV, ASF, MPG (MPEG-1) and AVI (DV-AVI) video formats, in order to edit MXF video files in Windows Movie Maker, you need to convert MXF to Windows Movie Maker supported video formats first. To finish the task, you can use UFUSoft MXF Converter, the best video converter that can help you transcode .mxf to Windows (Live) Movie Maker WMV, AVI, etc. with high output video quality. Download it now and follow the steps to convert your MXF videos to Windows Movie Maker for editing.

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How to import MXF files into Windows Movie Maker?

1. Import MXF files

Run the UFUSoft MXF to Windows Movie Maker Converter; click the Add button to load .mxf files to the program from your computer or camcorder. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

2. Select the output format

Hit the Format box and select HD Video –>WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.

Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

3. Start to convert MXF video clips to Windows Movie Maker

Simply click the Convert button to start converting MXF video to Windows Movie Maker friendly video formats. Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can import the converted files to Windows Movie Make for editing via its “Import video” option.


1. Batch Import MXF to windows movie maker

This windows movie maker converter allows you to convert a batch of videos, and it will save you much time, but here I suggest 3-8 files is OK for the stable and fast conversion.

2. Benefits of this windows movie maker converter

This total converter is also compatible with iPad and iPod all series, iPhone, Zune, BlackBerry, and many other portible devices.

3. Here are Supportable formats for windows movie maker:
Video files: .asf, .avi, .wmv
Movie files: .mpeg1, .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2
Audio files: .wav, .snd, .au, .aif, .aifc, .aiff
Windows Media files: .asf, .wm, .wma, .wmv
Still images: .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jfif, .gif
MP3 format audio: .mp3

4. How to get MXF files off HD Video camera/camcorder?

With MXF camcorders, you typically need to connect the MXF video camera to your PC or Mac using a USB cable. Once connected and powered on, the camcorder should appear on the desktop as a new disk. The location of the films on the camcorders disk will vary depending on manufacturer. It is necessary that you copy the movies to your hard-drive before converting or editing it.

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