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muvee autoProducer 6: The Beginner’s Automatic Video Creation Tool with Cool Effects

written by: Kumara Velu•edited by: Misty Faucheux•updated: 1/26/2009

Do you find it tedious to create effects and textures with your existing video editing program? Do you need to upload a quick video to Youtube? Just feed muvee autoProducer your audio visual material, and it does the rest for you.

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    With muvee autoProducer 6 all you have to do is assemble your video clip or images, select the style that you fancy and let the program do the rest of the work for you.

    Whether you’re working on a vacation, music or wedding video, muvee has the appropriate style and effect for you. You can keep on superimposing effect after effect, texture after texture, to produce a video that could well look like the handiwork of a pro. You’re only limited by your own creativity.

    Well, you can’t really call this a dummy program although it suits a video editing dummy.

    To start with, you can capture DV footage from your camera. If you already have video clips stored in your hard drive, you’ll have no problem getting it into the program.

    Your clips must be in ASF, Quicktime, MPEG1, MPEG2, AVI, DV-AVI, 3GP, MP4 or WMV.

    Image formats supported are: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP and TIFF.

    To add audio to your video projects, you must have your clips in either WAV, MP3, WMA or M4A.

    You can get a free 21-day trial at the developer’s Web site. However, you have to provide your email address to have access to a download copy.

    It is a download of 166 MB.o, a fast broadband Internet connection is essential.


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    The emphasis of the program is the use of templates.

    Once you choose your desired style template for your movie, the rest of the video creation process is going to be an exhilarating experience.

    What templates are available to you? The templates that come with the program should take care of most of the video editing needs.

    You can start off with a MTV-style template to give your video clips a music video look, complete with scratches and splatters in typical rock video style. Teenagers would love to add this style to their videos.

    You can also opt for a `quiet’ style with the Journal template, where your video will be placed in into postcards, stamps or letters. This would be good if you’re creating a video diary kind of production.

    You can also go for the old-world look with the Back in Time template. As you would have guessed, the sepia tone and celluloid-type scratches are thrown in to give the audience the feel of a past era.

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    Smart Features

    These are intelligent templates, which throw in fades and dissolves according the cuts in the video footage. What’s more, you even get slow-motion effect with some of them.

    Here’s a cool feature that you would like. Say you have a video clip that’s shorter than your soundtrack. Instead, of leaving the video portion blank for the rest of the audio, muvee repeats the video until the soundtrack is played to completion.

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    If you don’t find your desired style in the included template pack, there are add-on packs available for purchase, ranging from Halloween, Christmas, Chinese New Year and Wedding themes.

    While they will add spice to your videos, they may not be easy on your wallet.

    A single pack costs you as high as $24.95. Still, if you are looking to produce quick, cool videos, you may want to go for the add-ons.

    muvee autoProducer is certainly a boon for a video editing dummy who wants to produce professional-looking videos.

    Unless you tell your friends the secret when passing them your DVD, they may think you have put Adobe After Effects to work on your video