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

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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 Z
GeForce® GTX™ TITAN Black
GeForce® GTX™ TITAN
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.

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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.

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