How to import Sony RX10 III XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker

Have trouble importing Sony RX10 III XAVC S footage into Windows Movie Maker? Don’t worry! This article aims to offer you the smooth workflow of editing Sony RX10 III XAVC S clips in Windows Movie Maker.


The Sony RX10 III is, as the name denotes, the third in the line of RX cameras, an excellent digital camera of Sony, released last summer. Supposing you have owned a Sony RX10 III camera, you’ll find it has the ability to shoot UHD 4K video up to 30 fps, and super slow-motion full HD video up to 960 fps. Granted UHD 4K video up to 30 fps in XAVC S format is the favored format for most of its users, for it brings better quality and convenient for broadcasting. The only problem usually occurs during the editing process, such as editing those 4K XAVC S videos in Windows Movie Maker.

“I have not been successful in having Windows MM recognize my RX10 when connected with its USB cable. It doesn’t know that the camera is attached, even though the computer knows, and thus will not import videos. I’ve tried all of the USB settings in the camera.”

Just like the above person, you might have got such a 4K camera and shoot lots of XAVC S videos and now want to make a home movie in Windows Movie Maker. However, Movie Maker will not recognize your XAVC S files imported. The reason is simple: XAVC S is not in the supported video format of Windows Movie Maker. According to our experience and other user’s feedback, to make your Sony RX10 III XAVC S 4K/UHD video work well in Windows Movie Maker, it’s highly recommended converting Sony RX10 III XAVC S 4K/UHD video to WMV, which is a friendly format supported by Movie Maker.

That’s where Brorsoft Video Converter comes in: a splendid application to help you to transcode Sony XAVC S 4K/UHD to Windows Movie Maker natively supported WMV with fast speed while retaining excellent quality. Besides Windows Movie Maker, the amazing program also provides hundreds of other output presets for NLEs, such as DNxHD for Avid, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere. Just download it and follow the step-by-step guide to transcode Sony RX10 III XAVC S 4K/UHD files for editing in Window Movie Maker smoothly.


How to Convert RX10 III XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker

Step 1. Add RX10 III XAVC C files

Launch the XAVC S Converter on your PC, then click the Add button to import your XAVC S flies from HD drive or your camcorder directly.


> Tip a: This converter supports batch conversion so that you can add multiple files to convert at one time.
> Tip b: Check “Merge into one” box to join some XAVC S clips together if necessary.

Step 2. Select 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: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video. For editing 4K videos in Windows Movie Maker flawlessly, we recommend you to downscale 4K to 1080p.


Step 3: Start the conversion

Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Sony RX10 III to Windows Movie Maker Converter will start transcode Sony RX10 III XAVC S videos to WMV files for Windows Movie Maker on Windows(Windows 10 included).

After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then you can import the converted Sony RX10 III XAVC S video files to Windows Movie Maker for editing via its “Import video” option. Enjoy.

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