Windows Live Movie Maker

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In its first appearance, Windows Movie Maker came bundled with Windows Me. However, in Windows 7, the bundled movie maker application has been dropped and now there is a new one which features the word “Live” shoehorned within its name hence the name “Windows Live Movie Maker”. This application comes as a free download for user of Vista and Windows 7.

And, unlike VideoSpin by Pinnacle, the Windows Live Movie Maker is able to support both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 files as standard formats though only for purpose of imports. In case of exports, formats are limited to the own file format of Microsoft, which is WMV, but the template consist of 720 pixels and 1080 pixels.

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When using this program, you can choose DVD from its sharing section and generate a WMV file format, which you can be able to, sent it over to your Windows DVD Maker. This authoring tool comes in different versions, which include Home premium for the home users, Ultimate version, and Professional version for Vista and Windows 7 users. In addition, you will have discs conforming to the 30 frame-per-second NTSC standard, instead of the 25 frame per second PAL format that is used mainly by European video cameras.

Windows DVD Maker can be able to generate PAL discs, but on the other hand, the Windows Live Movie Maker sends PAL discs to the wrong sort of file format. However, if you are a user who is not affected by such shortcomings, you will find this authoring tool a simple yet friendly editor that can do a lot for you.

It also has a revamped timeline that takes an inspirational design from the AppleiMovie, featuring a series of various thumbnails, which will span multiple lines like the word processor instead of the scrolling multi-track commonly used in other applications. Although this might seem unconventional, it still works pretty well.

When you examine the interface, it can be resized in order to give more space to the timeline and the preview window. However, this may be frustrating since other controls are bunched up right at the top part of the screen. You will have to do a bit of scrolling in order to be able to view all the effects available, the transitions, and the export templates.

With the editing option, it offers a collection of different attractive effects that can be applied with just a single click and in addition, it has a separate brightness control. Some of the controls you get are rotating clips, adding music, captions, animated intro titles, and end credits. There are also controls such as fading of soundtracks in and out.

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Although the WMV format that is supported by the Movie Maker may be limiting, it is actually a good choice since it is used in most of the video sites and video players such as YouTube. With this free download movie-editing tool, the users of Windows 7 and Vista operating systems are able to have an easy way of making creative and good-looking movies right from their videos and digital photographs.

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