Movie Maker was introduced in late 2000 as a very basic video editing app, just good enough to nudge me from the analog world to digital, where I’ve been ever since. Now I see it being dropped from Windows 7. It’ll be missed by the communities of Windows XP and Vista users. Where to now?
My first article about making movies in Windows 7 said you could add Microsoft’s Windows Live Movie Maker, Movie Maker 2.6 and Photo Story 3 to the clean slate.
Since the article I tried MM1, MM2.1 and MM6, and they all work to some extent. But PS3 no longer does. Let’s explore them some more.
Windows Movie Maker has been in every version of Windows since Me… XP and Vista… but it’s not in Windows 7. What does that mean to the community of Movie Maker users?
They can download and install Window Live Movie Maker and MM2.6, add Photo Story 3, and continue making movies.
An embedded Google search feature on each page of my personal website helps you find things and lets me know what users are looking for. The most searched for term is ‘An interface has too many methods to fire events from’, beating 2nd place ‘codec’ by over 6 to 1. Let’s explore it.
Sometimes the worst that can happen in video editing is that things appear to be going along perfectly, yet in the final viewing of the published movie someone notices a couple short segments where the frames seen are not those planned. This is one such case. What happened? Why? What next?
You’ve gathered your pictures, video clips, and tunes. The editing phase is where you put them together in the sequence you want, and add audience pleasing visual transitions and effects.
With previous classic versions of Microsoft’s Windows Movie Maker you import existing pictures, video clips and music from your hard drive, or import/capture video from your camcorder. The new streamlined Windows Live version doesn’t connect to cameras or camcorders. What files can you use?
As I wrote this series of articles I asked myself some questions. Some answers came easily and others took days of head scratching. I’ll share them with you in Q and A format.
5-1/2 years since the last release of Microsoft’s Media Encoder 9 package, evolving file types and codecs make file conversions increasingly more important to those working with digital video. This series of articles will focus on Expression Encoder 2 from the perspective of file conversions.