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Have some Prores files exported from your NLE editing software such as Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Premiere Elements, Avid Media Composer or shot with your Canon/Panasonic/Red/Sony/Alexa camera and wish to load the Prores files into Windows Movie Maker for adding titles, effects and transitions. The bad news is that although Prores has perfect compatibility with Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro CC and Avid Media Composer, however, you may get no chance to load it into Windows Movie Maker, the free video editing software from Microsoft, since Prores is not included in Windows Movie Maker supported file formats.

Windows Movie Maker supported file formats

To successfully adding Prores files to WMM, you should first be clear of what are Windows Movie Maker supported file types. Following are the video and audio files can be used in Windows Movie Maker.

Video files

Video file types (format) File name extensions 
Windows Media Video (WMV) files  .wmv
Windows Media files .asf and .wm
AVCHD files .m2ts, .mts, and .m2t
Apple QuickTime files .mov and .qt
DV‑AVI files .avi
Microsoft Recorded TV Show files .dvr-ms and .wtv
MPEG‑4 movie files .mp4, .mov,.m4v, .3gp, .3g2, and .k3g
MPEG‑2 movie files .mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, .mpv2, .mod, .vob, and .m2t
MPEG‑1 movie files .m1v
Motion JPEG files .avi and .mov

Audio files

Audio file types (format) File name extensions
Windows Media Audio (WMA) files .asf, .wm, and .wma
Pulse‑code Modulation (PCM) files .aif, .aiff, and .wav
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) files .m4a
MP3 files .mp3

Convert Prores to Windows Movie Maker editable file formats

To convert Prores for Windows Movie Maker editing, you can download our best Prores Converter for Windows - Pavtube Video Converter, which has full support for both 4K/HD Prores format produced from either video editing software or professional cameras.

With the program, you can batch import multiple Prores format into the program for conversion at one time to save your precious time. As for which format to choose for Windows Movie Maker editing, we highly recommend you to choose "WMV" format, which is the native format supported by WMM without installing any extra codec.

Edit Prores with built-in editing options

Besides transcoding Prores format for you, you can also use the program to do some simple editing task. You can trim or cut video to get only your unwanted parts or segments, merge separate video clips into one file, split large files into small parts by file size, length or count, crop the black bars around the video frame, add video/image/transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effects to video, etc.

Step by Step to Convert and Import Prores to Windows Movie Maker Editing

Step 1: Load Prores files.

Run the program on your computer and click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to add Prores files into the program.

Load Prores files into the program

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Windows Movie Maker native compatible WMV file format to output. The program allows you to produce 3 different types of Apple Prores format.

If you wish to have a fast conversion speed, it would be ideal for you to choose "WMV2(WMV8)(*.wmv)" format.

Output WMV2 format

If you wish to produce a high quality file format, just choose "WMV3(WMV9)(*.wmv)".

Output WMV3 format

If you wish to produce a high definition file format, select "WMV HD(*.wmv)" under "HD Video" main category.

Output WMV HD format

Step 3: Edit video.

Check an item to active the "Video Editor" function, then click the pencil like icon on the top tool bar to open the "Video Editor" window, you can trim video length, crop video black bars, add watermark, apply special rendering effect, remove/replace audio in video, etc.

Edit video

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

Click right-bottom "Convert" button to convert Prores to Windows Movie Maker supported file WMV file formats.

Once the conversion is finished, you can click "Open Output Folder" button to get the output files effortlessly, and now feel free to import converted files to Windows Movie Maker for editing via its "Import video" option.

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