Sony is pleased to announce the introduction of the new PMW-320 XDCAM EX Camcorder. This new ½” shoulder mount camcorder joins the award-winning XDCAM EX product family of professional Solid State Recording acquisition tools. This new camcorder inherits all of the advanced creative recording features of the successful PMW-EX1, PMW-EX1R, PMW-EX3 and the PMW-350 camcorders, and also offers several enhancements such as improved low light capability as well as SD recording as a standard feature. Similar to the PMW-350, the PMW-320 supports multiple frame rate recording such as 59.94i, 50i, and native 23.98P and 25P as well as being 1080i/720P switchable. There is also a choice of a 35Mb/s High Quality mode, 25Mb/s HDV 1080i compatible mode, as well as 25Mb/s Standard Definition DVCAM recording. Twin memory card slots support up to 280 minutes HD recording time using two 32GB SxS memory cards. The PMW-320K is supplied with a Fujinon 16x zoom lens and has a standard ½”-type double hot shoe bayonet lens mount, allowing the user to install any of the various compatible ½” HD lenses available from their choice of suppliers.
I recently shot a short film on a Sony PMW-320. The camera guy provided me with MXF files, and I have a client in another city. They want to view the Sony PMW-320 files, and maybe even do simple straight cut editing. But I find the Windows Movie Maker is not available. Any idea?
You may meet the similar trouble as the above Sony PMW-320 users encountered who wanna edit Sony PMW-320 MXF in Windows Movie Maker. Some users would apply the ClipBrowser to import and edit the original files; however, if you haven’t got the MXF plugin on your old PC or have get the rewrapped MXF clips, you will get depressed due to the incompatibility of Windows Movie Maker and MXF files.
Well, here we’d like to give you the easy solution to the problem. First, you can get the best MXF to WMV Converter from UFUSoft to help you to convert Sony PMW-320 MXF files to Windows Movie Maker friendly format WMV without quality loss. Plus, this MXF to WMV Converter can also help you to convert MXF videos from Sony PMW-EX3, PMW-F3L, PMW-F3K, PMW-100, etc to Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas, etc.
Guide: Convert Sony PMW-320 MXF files to Windows Movie Maker
Step 1: After the installation of the MXF Convert for Windows Movie Maker, you can launch it and import your MXF files to it.
Tip: To join multiple MXF files into one file for easier editing in Windows Movie Maker, please select the files in the filelist and click Merge.
Step 2: Click on the “Profile” and you will get a dropdown menu and then select Adobe Premiere/Sony Veges >“WMV (VC-1)(*.wmv) as the output format which is the best format for Windows Movie Maker.
Tip: You can click the Setting icon to do some audio/video settings as you need. You can set the video size as 1920*1080 or just keep the original and set frame rate as 30fps to get a perfect output video.
Step 3: Click the Convert button; the Sony PMW-320 MXF to Windows Movie Maker conversion will start immediately.
When the conversion complete, you can get the .wmv videos from the output folder. Then it’s available for you to import Sony PMW-320 MXF files in Windows Movie Maker for further editing without any trouble.
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