MVI videos come with two sources. One is MVI video on the MVI discs. The other is Canon camera (like IXUS 1000 HS, PowerShot Elph 500 HS, PowerShot SX 200IS, PowerShot SD 780IS) videos with a name beginning with "MVI_ XXXX." MVI format video on the MVI discs is DVD-based format loaded with a full album's worth of music, compelling video content plus a variety of exciting interactive features (for example lyrics). Canon PowerShot camera videos with a name beginning with "MVI_ XXXX." actually is not new format video. These MVI files are actually Motion-JPEG/H.264 encoded video with .AVI or .MOV as file extension. The SD MVI videos shooting at 640x480 end up as .avi files and HD MVI files at 1280x720 or full HD 1920x1080 .mov files.
The MVI format does not playback or edit very well. Users usually have problem of importing such MVI files to Windows Movie Maker, iMovie for edit and transfer the Canon PowerShot to iPad, iPod, PSP, PS3, Xbox and other portable devices for enjoy on the go. On this occassion, the easy option is to convert MVI to another format like AVI, MP4, MOV, WMV, MKV, etc. Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What's need is a just common video converter like EaseFab Video Converter ( or Video Converter for Mac ).
Overall, it's the optimal MVI converter for you, which can help you decode the MVI files when converting into a different, and ideally more edit friendly, compression format like AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MKV, etc. So, you can play MVI clips on PC and portable devices freely; edit MVI footage with Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas smoothly as well as some other purpose like for email. Besides MVI, this video convert program can also help to convert between any popular video and audio formats as you need. Download it and follow the tutorial below showing the detailed steps on how to convert MVI to WMV, FLV, MOV, AVI, MKV, DVD...
Download the MVI Video Converter free trial:
Step 1: Import MVI files
After downloading, install and launch the MVI Video Converter; click "Add Video" and load your MVI video files into it.
Tip: This program supports batch conversion to automatically convert multiple MVI files one by one. And it also supports joining several MVI videos into a single one.
Step 2: Choose output format
Click "Profile" box and move mouse cursor to "Common Video" category. Here you will find almost all the popular formats like AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4, MKV, MPEG, MPG, FLV, 3GP, DVD, VOB, etc.
a. To play MVI in Windows Media Player, convert MVI video to WMV format;
b. To import MVI to Windows Movie Maker/DVD Creator, transcode MVI to AVI format;
c. To edit MVI footage in Sony Vegas/Adobe Premiere Pro, encode MVI to MPEG-2 format;
d. To play MVI videos on your multimedia deivce, convert MVI video to MP4 format
Tip: To get the best video quality and sound effect, you are allowed to easily adjust video/audio parameters such as bitrate, sample rate, frame rate, codec, channels, etc after clicking on "Settings".
Step 4: Start converting MVI files
Hit the Convert button to start transcoding MVI to AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MPEG/DVD/FLV or other video format you need.
After conversion, you can get the resulted videos from the output folder by clicking "Open" button and then use these files as you want for your portable devices, PC, media player or video editing programs.