Get the Sony A7S II XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker Best Workflow

Easily Solve the Issue of Failing to Import XAVC-S file from Sony Alpha 7S II to Windows Movie Maker to Edit the Sony A7S II all 4k/1080P XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 footages in Movie Maker.

Like the A7R II, the latest edition to the Sony Alpha range allows internal 4K recording in XAVC S format with no pixel binning. The Alpha 7S is also 4K-enabled, but it can only record it to an external device.

In addition, Full-HD footage can be recorded at up to 120fps (frames per second) at 100Mbps with no pixel binning – for super-slow motion playback.When you got a Sony Alpha a7s II, you can easily shot some 4k XAVC S footage. Then you would wanna know how to use the Sony a7SII XAVC S footage in Windows Movie Maker or other NELs. Since there are users complained that Windows Movie Maker doesn’t natively import a7s II XAVC S files, I will show a workaround in this page. Just learn the Sony a7s II XAVC S to Movie Maker workflow.



As far as I know, Windows Movie Maker can not recognize or accept XAVC S files. Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What's need is a just a common video converter like Brorsoft Video Converter. It supports creating high quality WMV video for your Windows Movie Maker, no matter what's the format of your source video files. It can convert almost any video to WMV so you can import your video to Windows Movie Maker for editing. Plus, it comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Subtitle, Watermark. For basic video editing tasks, you can even replace your Windows Movie Maker with it.

The guide below will teach you how to convert and import Sony Alpha 7S II XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker so you can make engaging movies with your A7S II footage without problems.

How to Convert Sony Alpha 7S II XAVC S to Windows Movie Maker

Step 1: Download and install Brorsoft Video Converter, then click the Add file button to add your source Sony A7S II recordings into it. You can also directly drag and drop your camera files into it. Check the "Merge into one" box, you can merge your Sony A7S II videos into one file.



Step 2: 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: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Finally, click "Convert" button to start encoding Sony A7S II XAVC S to WMV for importing to Windows Movie Maker. When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files.

When the conversion complete, open Windows Movie Maker and click Import or Import Video on the left to import your video to the movie collection and drag and drop to the timeline for editing.

Additional Tips:
If you want to smoothly edit Sony A7S II footage in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6, you just need to get the Video Converter for Mac and choose the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format; For iMovie, select "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" in the second step; For Avid Media Composer, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as output; For Adobe Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.

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