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How to Convert and Compress 4K MXF for Windows Movie Maker Editing?

For Canon XC10 or Sony PXW-Z700 or other Camera or camcorder users, you will get 4K video footage wrapped in an MXF container file format. For Windows usersm when the shooting is done, you may wish to import the 4K MXF footage into its default video editing software – Windows Movie Maker for doing some simple video editing work. The following article will show you how to load 4K MXF into Windows Movie Maker.

4K MXF to Windows Movie Maker

Minimum system requirements to edit 4K with WMM

To edit 4K video with WMM, your PC should meet the following minimum system requirements:

To edit 4K video on PC with WMM, make sure that your PC meet the following minimum system requirements:
Integrated Graphics solutions that support 4K external displays (8GB RAM recommended with integrated graphics solutions):
– 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family (Intel Haswell based CPUs) – (Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 / Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100, Intel® HD Graphics 5000 / 4600 / 4400 / 4200)
– AMD A10-7800 APU
Discrete Graphics cards that support 4K external displays:
Nvidia GeForce
GeForce® GTX™ 970
GeForce® GTX™ 980
GeForce® GTX™ TITAN Black
GeForce® GTX™ 780 & 780 Ti
GeForce® GTX™ 770
GeForce® GTX™ 760 & 760 Ti
GeForce® GTX™ 750 & 750 Ti
GeForce® GTX™ 690, 680, 670, 660, 660 Ti, 650, 650 Ti BOOST, 650 Ti
AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series or better

Can Windows Movie Make work with 4K MXF video?

Sometimes, even your computer has meet the minimum system requirements for editing 4K video, you may still fail to load 4K MXF video into Windows Movie Maker since MXF is not included in Windows Movie Maker supported editing formats. To fix this format incompatible issue, you can download a third-party video conversion app such as Pavtube Video Converter (best 4K video converter) to convert 4K MXF to Windows Movie Maker editable 4K AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV format. If your computer is not powerful enough to handle 4K video, it is ideal for you to compress 4K to 1080p for smooth video editing with Windows Movie Maker.

Edit 4K video with WMM alternative

Besides compressing and transcoding 4K MXF video for Windows Movie Maker, the program can also act as a simple 4K video editing tool to allow you do do some basic video editing work. You can trim or cut 4k video to remove unwanted parts or segments,merge separate video clips into one file(Windows Movie Maker only enables you to combine contiguous clips
), split large files into small parts by file size, length(Windows Movie Maker only allows you to split a large video into two small items) or count, crop the black bars around the video frame, add video/image/transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effects to video, etc.


How to Convert and Compress 4K MXF Video for Windows Movie Maker Editing?

Step 1. Import 4k MXF files to the program.

Run the program on your computer and click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to add 4K MXF files to the program.

Step 2: Choose Windows Movie Maker supported file formats.

Click the pull down menu of “Format”, then you will be able to select a Windows Movie Maker supported format from the output format profile, choose “HD Video”>”WMV HD (*.wmv)” as your output format for editing HD video on Windows Movie Maker.


Step 3: Edit video(optional).

Check an item to active the “Video Editor” function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the “Video Editor” window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply sepcial rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button to convert 4K MXF to WMM.
Once the conversion is finished, you can click “Open Output Folder” button to get the output files effortlessly, and now you are ready to import and edit any files with Windows Movie Maker. Just import the converted files to Windows Movie Maker for editing via its “Import video” option.

Cannot Import iPhone 7 4K video to Sony Vegas Pro? – Solved!

When you took some fantastic 4K videos with your iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus, sure you want to share with your friends and families or uploading to the online websites. Before sharing, you may want to edit iPhone 7 4K videos. However, you may find it a painful experience to put 7 iPhone 4K videos on Sony Vegas Pro (Vegas 13 included). What’s matter? How to fix the issue? Read on to find it out.

iPhone 7/7 Plus records 4K .MOV videos in H.264 codec. While, Sony Vegas Pro is pretty picky with the codecs of what it’ll accept; it doesn’t like H.264. To solve the issue, a common practical way is to convert iPhone 7 video to Sony Vegas most compatible video like MPEG-2.

Of course, working with 4K files can be taxing on your computer, especially if you don’t have the most powerful machine to edit on. From our tests it looks like Sony Vegas Pro 12/13 has to create a lower resolution proxy file to display in the NLE while you edit, so you have to wait for the proxy file to be created before you can edit any iPhone 7 4K footage. In this process, it will cost some time.

Well, if you don’t like the way, or have the old version of Sony Vegas Pro that doesn’t support 4K video, an alternative way is to convert iPhone 7 4K video with Pavtube Video Converter and then import to Sony Vegas Pro directly. This video converter perfectly works as the 4K to Vegas Pro Converter that helps you convert iPhone 7 4K files to MPEG-2, which is the best format for Vegas to edit with ease. No expensive add-ons or plug-ins are required. With it, you may also transcode iPhone 7 4K video to FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro,Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio and more NLE programs highly compatible formats for editing.

Mac user please get Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. It is compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Free download the best iPhone 7 4K to Sony Vegas Pro video converter:

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Converting 4K video to work in Sony Vegas Pro

Step 1: Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the 4K files to the Converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you want to join the imported clips into one for easy editing, please tick the box “Merge into one” on the main interface.

Step 2: Click on the Format box to get the dropdown menu. Select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format.

Tip: 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., in the Profile Settings to get 4K files converted for working with Vegas Pro smoothly. You’d better adjust original 4K video to HD quality from video size.

Step 3: Click the Convert button to start transcoding iPhone 7 4K files for Sony Vegas Pro. After the process completes, click “Open” button to find the generated videos, and then you can transfer and edit the iPhone 7 4K video in Sony Vegas easily and quickly.

Tips for Editing DJI Phantom 4 4K files in GoPro Studio

GoPro Studio is smart video editor which makes it easier than ever to create professional-quality video with GoPro Hero Camera footages. Will GoPro Studio accept non-GoPro videos like 4K MOV/MP4 videos from DJI Phantom 4? Well, it is awesome to edit movies DJI Phantom 4 4K files in GoPro Studio and share your masterpiece with friends, however we found more than one guys are complaining the incompatibility issues when importing DJI Phantom 4 4K to GoPro Studio. For the purpose to help them get rid of the trouble, in this page, I will give you a quick workaround to import 4K files from DJI Phantom 4 to GoPro Studio for post production beautifully.

DJI Phantom 4 4K and GoPro Studio incompatibility issues

The following examples actually embody the issues that people encountered during editing DJI Phantom 4 4K files in GoPro Studio:

“I recorded some 4K MP4 footage from Phantom 4 saved to laptop. Downloaded GoPro Studio software to edit the footage but it always crashes during transfer?? Why?”

“Does anyone know what video format needs to be used on the DJI 4 4K camera to work in the GoPro Studio video editor. Been using this program for over a year and like it. Any suggestions to make video editing smoother and easier? GoPro Studio edits my files OK, but it does not accept the initial video off the chip for cut and trim-like editing or at least did not for me. Is that the same for you, or what am I doing wrong?”

Reason Why GoPro Studio won’t accept DJI Phantom 4 4K videos

According to GoPro Studio official statement, GoPro Studio supports importing the following files in

“Step 1: Import & Convert”:

  • MP4 video files from the original HD Hero Original, HD Hero 2, HERO3, and HERO3+.
  • MOV video files from Canon and Nikon DSLRs (except in Windows 8).
  • JPG files from GoPro HD Hero, Hero 2 and Hero 3 cameras (.jpgs from other sources may work, but have not been tested nor are they officially supported).

And GoPro Studio supports importing the following file formats directly for editing in “Step 2: Edit”: GoPro CineForm AVI or MOV files (MOV only on Mac). Audio formats: MP3, WAV, AIFF, M4A and CAF

Reason: GoPro Studio supports not all kinds of MP4/MOV formats. While DJI Phantom 4 records:

Video: MP4 / MOV (MPEG – 4 AVC/H.264)

Video Recording Modes:

  • UHD: 4096×2160 (4K) 24 / 25p
  • 3840×2160 (4K) 24 / 25 / 30p
  • 2704×1520 (2.7K) 24 / 25 / 30p
  • FHD: 1920×1080 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 120p
  • HD: 1280×720 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p

Max Video Bitrate: 60 Mbps

Some DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4/MOV files with unacceptable high bitrate/resolution or big sized cannot be accepted by GoPro Studio. In the circumstances, we fail to import some 4K MP4 or MOV files from DJI Phantom 4 to GoPro Studio for editing.

Solution 1: Render DJI Phantom 4 4K MP4/MOV with GoPro Studio

As some guys mentioned in the DJI forum, to use GoPro Studio, you need to import the files, either .MP4 or .MOV from Phantom 4, into Studio and then render/convert them to .AVI files, this is the normal process for Studio. Once converted, they can be edited as easily as GoPro files. At the conclusion, you can export the edited cut to a number of formats, including files intended for YouTube, Facebook and such. If you try to cut the original files, you get that message saying they are unsupported. Conversion is just one extra step, not hard to do. The advantage of GoPro Studio is that it handles 4K quite well, even on slightly lesser computers, has many built in features and it is free.

Besides, if you want to work with a professional level program, Blackmagic Resolve is also free, and is the most powerful colour correcrtion package available. It’s drawback is that it needs a powerful computer to run on and is a bit primitive in the editing section at present.

Solution 2: Re-wrap/Encode DJI Phantom 4 4K to GoPro Studio editable format

To resolve the codec incompatibility issues and saving the rending time of GoPro Studio, you’d better reconvert/re-wrap/encode DJI Phantom 4 4K files to GoPro Studio editable format like AVI, MOV first. In this case we will need a GoPro Studio video converter.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is just designed to batch convert Phantom 4 4K MP4 or MOV files to GoPro Studio at fast speed and without quality loss. Besides WMM, this software can also export optimized codec like DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas, Premiere Pro/Element, AVI forPinnacle Studio, MPEG-2 for Cyberlink PowerDirector and more NLE systems for native editing.

In terms of editing features, the converter supports:

Edit Phantom 4 4K video files in the following aspects:

  • Cut video files to capture your favorite clips
  • Crop video files to remove the black edges around your movie video
  • Rotate video files 90 Degrees, 180 Degrees, etc
  • Adjust video image in brightness, contrast and saturation
  • Add watermark/subtitle to video files
  • Remove/Replace audio from video clips

In addition, this also works as a wonderful Player with high compatibility. Better still, it supports compress big 4K video files to smaller ones, join several video into one, split video file, adjust bitrate/frame rate/size/codec, change audio channel and more for experience. For Mac users, Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is much cheaper in Summer Holiday Coupon Page. It supports El Capitan system so you can convert DJI Phantom 4 4K files to GoPro Studio on Mac OS X El Capitan without any issue.

Re-wrap/encode DJI Phantom 4 4K files to GoPro Studio

Step 1: Add DJI Phantom 4 4K videos

Launch DJI Phantom 4 4K video converter and click “Add video” button to import the 4K files from DJI Phantom 4 to the program

Tip: If you would like to join all the selected files together, check the box of “Merge into one”.

Step 2: Select output format

For encoding Phantom 4 4K to GoPro Studio, please click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “HD Video” > “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)”. Of course, you can also select other output like AVI or MOV.


a. You can click “Settings” if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

b. By clicking “Edit selected task, you can trim video into smaller segments; remove unwanted objects from video; brand your video by embedding a watermark; importing subtitle files in .srt or .sst format to video files.

Step 3: Start conversion

Click “Start conversion” to start transcoding DJI Phantom 4 4K recordings to .mp4 videos. After conversion, click “Open” to find .mp4 videos and [url=]import[/url] to GoPro Studio for smooth editing.

About GoPro Studio:

GoPro Studio gives you plenty of useful editing tools in a really gorgeous package. It provides a simple way to import footage, speed it up or slow it down, crop, and make image adjustments (like removing the fisheye lens distortion, or adjusting color or contrast).

  • Features a variety of powerful editing tools
  • Drag-and-drop templates help fast-track you to an incredible GoPro-style edit
  • Trim and mix video clips, and add titles, music and audio tracks
  • FluxTM enables super smooth ultra slow–motion and fast–motion speed changes
  • Create videos from time–lapse photo sequences
  • Apply fisheye reduction to your shots

Is there a Way to Put 4K XAVC S files to Windows Movie Maker?

Category : Windows Movie Maker , XAVC

Windows Movie Maker (codenamed Sundance, formerly known as Windows Live Movie Maker in Windows 7) is a video editing software by Microsoft. It is a part of Windows Essentials software suite and offers the ability to create and edit videos as well as to publish them on OneDrive, Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, and Flickr. If you have recorded some videos by cameras, you can import them to Windows Movie Maker for editng. But if the videos are 4K XAVC S format, maybe it is not easy to import 4K XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker smoothly. The reason is simple: 4K XAVC S is not in the supported video format of Windows Movie Maker. To achieve your goal, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker compatible video format first. Here is the entire process.

To be able to import and edit 4K XAVC S in Windows Movie Maker fluidly, we would recommend transcoding the A7s II XAVC-S footage to Movie Maker preferred WMV/DV AVI format first. This requires third party software like Pavtube Video Converter  (Pavtube Video Converter for Mac).

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. It can convert almost any video like MP4, MKV, H.265, AVI, MXF etc to WMV so you can import your XAVC S video to Windows Movie Maker for editing. Plus, it comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark. For basic video editing tasks, you can even replace your Windows Movie Maker with it. What’s more, the program also provides optimized presets for FCP, Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, Sony Vegas and many more. 

First free download and install Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate on your PC, here’s a quick guide explaining how to process XAVC-S 4K to WMV/DV AVI conversion for Windows Movie Maker via using this converter app.

Other Download:
– Pavtube old official address:
– Cnet Download:

How to Convert 4K XAVC S files to Windows Movie Maker formats for editing?

1. Add XAVC S videos

Install and launch the 4K XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker converter, then click Add Video to import the XAVC S video files you want to convert to the software. Alternatively, you can directly drag video files to the item bar for conversion. Batch conversion is well supported so you can add many files at a time for conversion.

2. Choose Windows Movie Maker editing format

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.

Tips: Click “Settings” button, then you will be able to adjust audio and video parameters on the popup window to customize the output file quality, these adjustable parameters include codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel.

3. Click “Convert” button to finish the conversion work.

When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” to get your generated files. Now, you can import and edit 4k XAVC S files in Windows Movie Maker smoothly.

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