“I bought Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V camcorder a while back and I’ve imported some video files from it to my pc. I was going to edit them with windows movie maker but it says invalid file type, also does this when i try watching them on media player. It saves them to my computer in .mpg format. Anyone know how to convert that so it’ll work?”
There are needs that we need to edit our recorded videos from our camcorders like Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V, HX7V or HX9V camcorders, it is possible for us to export the videos to our PC, but when we want to import the videos to Windows Movie Maker, it will say “invalid file format” that prevent us from transferring to it. Then, why does this happen.
To help clarify the problem we need to know something about Windows Movie Maker and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V, HX7V or HX9V.
Get to know Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker is a free video editing software that comes with every PC which allows you to edit your home made video with the built-in video editing features like effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration and Auto Mode.
Windows Movie Maker supported file formats
You can add content to your Windows Movie Maker project either by capturing content directly in Windows Movie Maker or by importing existing digital media files. The content you capture in Windows Movie Maker is saved in Windows Media Format. However, you can also import existing Windows Media-based content as well as other common file formats.
You can import files with the following file name extensions into Windows Movie Maker to use in your project:
Audio files: .aif, .aifc, .aiff .asf, .au, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .snd, .wav, and .wma
Picture files: .bmp, .dib, .emf, .gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff, and .wmf
Video files: .asf, .avi, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm, and .wmv
General information about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V, HX7V and HX9V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V, HX7V and HX9V are a series of Sony Cyber-shot camcorders that are popular among people, with the camcorders you can easily shoot your own video clips and share the videos with your family and friends, and they record videos in HD AVCHD format.
Problem importing Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V, HX7V an HX9V AVCHD to Windows Movie Maker
Just as we said, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V, HX7V and HX9V camcorder record videos in AVCHD format, which is not a workable format with Windows Movie Maker who accepts videos mainly in AVI, WMV, MPG, ASF format. Then, in order to transfer the AVCHD video to Windows Movie Maker, you need to convert AVCHD video to Windows Movie Maker AVI, WMV, MPG or ASF format.
Transfer Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V, HX7V, HX9V AVCHD video to Windows Movie Maker
Sony Cyber-shot to Windows Movie Maker Converter is a must to have application for you to transfer your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V, HX7V, HX9V AVCHD video to AVI, WMV, MPG, ASF for editing in Windows Movie Maker.
Besides converting Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V, HX7V, HX9V AVCHD video to Windows Movie Maker compatible file formats, Sony Cyber-shot to Windows Movie Maker is also able to convert videos from other types of Sony camcorders to other files formats other than Windows Movie Maker readable file formats like MP4, MOV, DV, FLV, SWF etc
Meanwhile, Sony Cyber-shot to Windows Movie Maker Converter can also help you do some pre-editing before putting into Windows Movie Maker with the built-in video editing functions like video clip, video crop, video effect, video settings.
Note: If you are a Mac user, and want to edit your video in iMovie, you can turn to Sony Cyber-shot to iMovie Converter to help you convert your Sony AVCHD video to MOV, MPEG-4 video for editing in iMovie.