Using iPhone Videos in Windows Movie Maker

Before sharing your iPhone captured videos with your friends, you may choose to edit them first. If you are on a Windows computer, Windows Movie Maker is a free app for you. While, the problem is that Windows (Live) Movie Maker won’t support editing the MOV files created by your iPhone(including iPhone 6/5/4) natively. This article focuses on how to import iPhone videos to Windows Movie Maker flawlessly.

As far as we know, the iPhone (including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, etc.) records in MOV files compressed with H.264 codec. Although the newest WMM 2012 edition, which you probably have since you are using Win7, can handle H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video but the “horsepower” of your PC might not handle the needed decompression very well, especially if you are trying to edit on a laptop. You’d better get an iPhone video converter and transcode iPhone videos to WMV, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.

Converting iPhone videos to Windows Movie Maker

Here we recommend the easy-to-use yet professional app Brorsoft Video Converter to aid you finish the task. With it, you can change iPhone MOV into Windows Movie Maker compatible format like WMV, AVI with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into WMM with smooth editing without any trouble. What’s more, it can convert AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, VOB, MKV, etc files for importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Avid Studio, Magix Movie Edit Pro, Windows Movie Maker and more.

1. Install and launch the iPhone video to WMM Converter and load source clips to it.

2. Click “Format” bar to choose the output format. For editing Sony Handycam video in Windows Movie Maker, you can 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: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.

3. Hit the Convert button to start the conversion; it will convert iPhone videos to Windows Movie Maker friendly format on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.

After the conversion, you can get the converted iPhone H.264 files from output folder for further editing with Windows Movie Maker without trouble.

Related Guides:

How to add FLV Support in Windows Movie Maker
Tricks for importing MPEG-4(.mp4) into Windows Movie Maker
How can I make VOB editable in Windows Movie Maker

One thought on “Using iPhone Videos in Windows Movie Maker

  1. My videos aren’t compatible with Windows Movie Maker. I had tried a video convert app but no sucess. Finally found your post. Tried brorsoft. Now smooth editing workflow.

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