P2 MXF files are OP-Atom （MXF Operational Pattern Atom）, where each track of video and audio are stored in separate files. This complicates the housekeeping of the files since steps must be taken to ensure related tracks are kept together when files are moved or copied. The P2 uses a 6-character identifier in the filename of all related files.P2 MXF file format comes from like Panasonic AG-HPX170/HVX200/HPX300 etc.
Only a few limited formats are supported by MS Movie Maker, e.g. AVI, WMV, MPG, ASF, MP2, MPEG, MP3, WAV, WMA. You need convert MXF to AVI for importing videos to Windows Movie Maker. MXF Video Converter is the recommended MXF to AVI converter, which makes it easy to edit Panasonic MXF videos in MS Movie Maker.
Follow the steps below, and you will find the quickest solution to convert Panasonic MXF video files to Windows Movie Maker (WMM) supported formats.
Step 1. Load Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF videos to MXF Video Converter.
Transfer the .mts files from Panasonic MXF camcorder to Windows computer hard drive via USB cable, run MXF Converter as the Panasonic MXF to AVI converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mxf videos.
Step 2. Choose AVI output format.
Click the “Format” option, and navigate the mouse cursor to Common Video > AVI MSMPEG4-V3 (*.avi) as output format. The MXF to AVI Converter will transcode MXF to AVI with original resolution 1920×1080.This process also works for Windows 7 Movie Maker, a.k.a. Windows Live Movie Maker.
As Windows Movie Maker also supports .wmv, .asf, .mpg files, you can choose WMV3 (WMV9)(*.wmv), WMV2 (WMV8)(*.wmv) or ASF (VC-1)(*.asf) from the Common Video group with original video resolution. To get .mpg for Windows Movie Maker with 1080, you may choose HD Video > MPEG-2 HD Video(*mpg) for 1920*1080 video.
Step 3. Edit loaded Panasonic MXF files.(Optional)
Click the button of “Editor” on the menu bar and the editor interface will come out with several editing options.They allow you to crop unwanted parts, trim video length and add some special effects, like aged film, replace audio and add your own watermark to the video.
Step 4. Convert Panasonic MXF to AVI.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from Panasonic DVCPRO P2 MXF to AVI will start immediately. After the conversion, you may import the output HD videos to Window Movie Maker and mix the slides, pictures to create your home movies.
Tips: The main reason for no video on the output file may lie on that you choose Divx or Xvid for AVI. You may need related codec pack for Windows Movie Maker to work with them. The MSMPEG-4 codec shall work on every Windows PC. The alternative solution is to choose .wmv output.
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