MXF is a popular video format, a container format which supports a variety of codecs, together with a metadata wrapper which describes the material contained within the MXF file. MXF files are mainly seen from some professional camcorder like Sony, Canon, Panasonic etc.
Curently, only a few editing program promise to support MXF files such as Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid etc. However, among the compatibility list, we don't see Windows Movie Maker. That's to say, it is impossible for you to import MXF to Windows Movie Maker directly.
To transfer MXF to Windows Movie Maker for editing, you'd better find a third party program. As far as I know, there is one program named MXF to Windows Movie Maker Converter that can do the job for you.
MXF to Windows Movie Maker Converter is a powerful application that can best and fast convert Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2, Canon XF MXF files to Windows Movie Maker compatible files. Besides, it is also able to convert MXF to other popular videos like MOV, MP4, FLV, 3GP, ASF, VOB, ASF, RM, RMVB etc.
Tips: As MXF can't be supported by iMovie, Mac users who need to edit MXF files in iMovie may need to turn to a MXF to iMovie Converter to convert MXF to iMovie compatible files.
Step by step to convert MXF to Windows Movie Maker
Step 1: Load MXF files
Click “Add Video” to import MXF files as you can into MXF to Windows Movie Maker Converter
Step 2:Select output format and directory
Select “Format” pull down list to select AVI, WMV or MPG as output format. And then, click the small triangle to choose a path to save your converted files.
Step 3: Convert Sony XCDAM/Panasonic P2/Canon XF MXF files
Click “Convert” to convert MXF files to AVI, WMV,MPG for editing in Windows Movie Maker
Aftere converting MXF files to AVI, WMV or MPG, you can free transfer MXF to Windows Movie Maker for free editing.