“I have a Panasonic DVCPRO P2 camcorder that records .MXF video format, now I would like to import these projects to Windows Movie Maker for editing. What I want is to edit MXF files smoothly without codec problems, what video codec should I use? Can you recommend some software which can help me import and convert MXF to Windows Movie Maker smoothly?”
If you have a Panasonic DVCPRO P2 camcorder, you may want to edit Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF files in Windows Movie Maker, though latest vegas added many new features, but it can’t support P2 MXF footages well, you will encounter importing and editing problems. These problems may occur in Panasonic AJ-HPX3000/ AG-HPX300/ AJ-HPX2000/ AJ-HPX3700/ AJ-HPM200/ AJ-HPX2700/ AJ-HPM100/ AG-HVX200 and other models.
In order to edit your Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF footage in Windows Movie Maker smoothly, you should transcode MXF format to WMV format, which is best supported by Movie Maker.
UFUSoft MXF Converter is best choice to get the work done. I have used this tools for a long time, and I also rewrap Canon MXF files to Premiere 5.5. This software can deal with almost all kinds of MXF videos. With it, I can effortlessly transcode the P2 MXF videos for smoothly editing in Windows Movie Maker. Just take a look at the brief guide below.
How to import Panasonic DVCPro P2 MXF videos to Windows Movie Maker for smoothly editing
Step 1. Download, install and launch the UFUSoft P2 MXF Converter, and then click the button “File” to add P2 MXF footage to the program. (Note: You should find the MXF video from one MXF whole structure folder, here I take my P2-dvcpro25 as an example: double click the P2-dvcpro25> CONTENTS> VIDEO, and then you can find the MXF file.)
Step 2. Click “Format” bar to determine output format. For smoothly editing in Vegas, you are recommended to choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv), this format is best for Windows Movie Maker editing.
Step 3. If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click “settings”, adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.
Step 4. Click “Convert” to start to convert Panasonic DVCPRO P2 to Windows Movie Maker.
Note: Before start the conversion, click Edit button and you can deinterlace 1080p P2 MXF files for Windows Movie Maker via checking off the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor.
With this Panasonic MXF to Windows Movie Maker converter, it becomes easy for you to convert P2 MXF video to Movie Maker smoothly for editing.