Summary: In this tutorial, you will learn how to convert Canon 5D Mark III/II videos files to edit within Windows Movie Maker without problems.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III builds on the performance of the legendary EOS 5D Mark II, offering improved speed, greater resolution, enhanced processing power and extended creative options for both stills and Full HD movies 1920 x 1080 29.97fps– providing unparalleled artistic freedom for the most demanding photographers. I bet you still remember the problem to import Full HD videos from Canon EOS 5D Mark III/II video files to Windows Movie Maker, seems the unexpected crash happens again to Canon EOS 5D3 videos. Then, how to edit 5D Mark III/II footage in Windows Movie Maker without problems?
To get Windows Movie Maker working beautifully with 5D Mark III/II video files, the best method is to transcode 5D Mark III/II MOV to a format that Windows Movie Maker natively supports. The following guide will detail you how to convert .mov to Windows Movie Maker friendly file type.
How to Convert Canon 5D Mark III/II video files to work in Windows Movie Maker
The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft Video Converter which can change MOV video formats to Windows (Live) Movie Maker video formats e.g. .wmv, .avi without quality loss. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode 5D Mark III/II mov to AVI/WMV for Windows Movie Maker, and it works well and converts flawlessly. Below is how.
Note: If you want to encode 5D Mark III/II videos on Mac for playback or editing with Final Cut Pro, FCE, iMovie, Premiere, Avid Media Composer, please turn to the Video Converter for Mac to achieve your goal smoothly.
Step 1: Launch the Canon MOV video Converter. Click the "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button on to load your MTS files. If you would like to join MTS files together, just select these files and check the “Merge into one” box.
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: Output Video/Audio settings
Adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Step 2: Click the convert button on the main interface to start transcoding 5D Mark III/II footages to WMV/AVI for editing in Window Movie Maker.
All these are the basics of getting your Canon 5D Mark III/II video off the camera to Windows Movie Maker. When the conversion is completed, click Open in the main interface and you will be led to the folder where you put the converted files. Drag and drop the .WMV files in Window Movie Maker and then you can edit your 5D Mark III/II footages without any problem.
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Source:Open Canon 5D Mark III/II videos in Windows Movie Maker