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Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker in Windows Vista
Developer: Microsoft
Latest release: 6.0.6000.16386 / November 8, 2006
OS: Microsoft Windows
Genre: Video editing software
License: MS-EULA
Website: Windows Vista: Features Explained: Windows Movie Maker and Movie Maker HD

Windows Movie Maker is video creating/editing software that is included in recent versions of Microsoft Windows. It contains features such as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie. New effects and transitions can be made and existing ones can be modified using XML code. Image File history File links Windows_Movie_Maker_icon. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (960x727, 112 KB) A screenshot of Windows Movie Maker in Microsoft Windows Vista. ... Windows Vista is a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... “Software development” redirects here. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Code complete redirects here. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An operating system (OS) is the software that manages the sharing of the resources of a computer and provides programmers with an interface used to access those resources. ... “Windows” redirects here. ... Computer software can be organized into categories based on common function, type, or field of use. ... Video editing software is application software which handles the editing of video sequences on a computer. ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... A software license is a type of proprietary or gratiuitious license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software — sometimes called an End User License Agreement (EULA) — that specifies the perimeters of the permission granted by the owner to the... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Video editing software is application software which handles the editing of video sequences on a computer. ... “Windows” redirects here. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. ...

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History

Windows Movie Maker was introduced in 2000 with Windows Me, but suffered from poor reviews due to its modest feature set in comparison with the year-old iMovie product on the Apple Macintosh. [1][2][3] Version 1.1 was included in Windows XP a year later, and included support for creating DV AVI and WMV 8 files. Version 2.0 was released as a free update in November 2002, and added a number of new features. Version 2.1, a minor update, is included in Windows XP Service Pack 2. Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 introduced a new version of Windows Movie Maker, 2.5, with more transitions and support for DVD burning. A WPF version was included in some builds of Windows "Longhorn" (now Windows Vista), but was removed in the development reset. [4] Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows Me (IPA pronunciation: [miː], [ɛm iː]), is a hybrid 16-bit/32-bit graphical operating system released on September 14, 2000 by Microsoft. ... iMovie is a video editing software application which allows users to edit their own home movies. ... The first Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984, upgraded to a 512K Fat Mac. The Macintosh or Mac, is a line of personal computers designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by Apple Computer. ... Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on general-purpose computer systems, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ... A MiniDV Camcorder For other uses, see DV (disambiguation). ... Windows Media Video (WMV) is a generic name for the set of streaming video technologies developed by Microsoft. ... Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on general-purpose computer systems, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ... A typical Windows XP MCE 2005 Menu Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) is a version of Windows XP designed to serve as a home-entertainment hub. ... Look up transition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... This subsystem is a part of . ... Windows Vista is a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... Development of Windows Vista occurred over the span of five and a half years, starting in earnest in May 2001,[1] prior to the release of Microsofts Windows XP operating system, and continuing until November 2006. ...


Windows Vista changes

In Windows Vista, Windows Movie Maker has been upgraded to version 6 to match the version number of the operating system, the SDK however refers to it as version 3.0. It is included in all editions with the exception of Windows Vista Starter. A high-definition version is included in Home Premium and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista. This article is about high-definition video technology. ...


The Windows Vista version includes about 20 new effects, a few new transitions, and support for the DVR-MS file format which Windows Media Center records television in. The HD version in Premium and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista adds support for capturing from HDV camcorders. The capture wizard will create DVR-MS type files from HDV tapes. However, the Windows Vista version of Windows Movie Maker no longer supports importing video from an analog video source such as a VCR or from a webcam.[5] DVR-MS (Microsoft Digital Video Recording) is a proprietary video and audio file format, developed by Microsoft. ... Windows Media Center is an application designed to serve as a home-entertainment hub. ... For the HDV virus, see Hepatitis D. HDV is an inexpensive high-definition video recording format which uses MPEG2 compression to fit HD content onto the same DV or MiniDV tapes originally developed for standard definition recording. ... DVR-MS (Microsoft Digital Video Recording) is a proprietary video and audio file format, developed by Microsoft. ... The video cassette recorder (or VCR, less popularly video tape recorder) is a type of video tape recorder that uses removable cassettes containing magnetic tape to record audio and video from a television broadcast so it can be played back later. ... A typical webcam A web camera (or webcam) is a real-time camera (usually, though not always, a video camera) whose images can be accessed using the World Wide Web, instant messaging, or a PC video calling application. ...


All Windows Vista versions require pixel shader hardware support. Some systems might not be able to run the newer version. Therefore, Microsoft has also released an updated older version 2.6 for Windows Vista on the Microsoft Download Center. This version requires the Windows Vista version of Windows Movie Maker to be present, but allows the use of Windows Movie Maker on systems where the Windows Vista version cannot be run. Although the installer requires Windows Vista, users have reported Movie Maker 2.6 to be running on Windows XP. Vertex and pixel (or fragment) shaders are computer programs that run on a graphics card, executed once for every vertex or pixel in a specified 3D mesh. ... Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on general-purpose computer systems, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ...


Layout

The layout consists of a storyboard view and a timeline view, collections for organizing imported video, and a preview screen. When in Storyboard view, the video project appears as a film strip showing each scene in clips. The storyboard/timeline consists of one 'Video' (with accompanying 'Audio' bar), one 'Music/Audio' bar, and one 'Titles/Credits' bar. In each bar, clips can be added for editing (e.g., a .wav music file will belong on the 'Music/Audio' bar). Still images can also be imported into the timeline and "stretched" to any desired number of frames. The Video and Music/Audio bars can be "cut" to any number of short segments, which will play together seamlessly, but the individual segments are isolated editing-wise, so that for example, the music volume can be lowered for just a few seconds while someone is speaking. Layout, in publishing, is the process of arranging editorial content, advertising, graphics and other information in a manner that creates an effective presentation. ... In computing, a preview may be where output of a particular document, page, film, etc. ... WAV (or WAVE), short for WAVEform audio format, is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing audio on PCs. ...


Importing footage

When importing footage into the program, a user can either choose to Capture Video (from camera, scanner or other device) or Import into Collections to import existing video files into the user's collections. The accepted formats for import are .WMV/.ASF, .MPG (MPEG-1), .AVI (DV-AVI), .WMA, .WAV, and .MP3. Additionally, the Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate editions of Movie Maker support importing MPEG-2 Program streams and DVR-MS formats. [6] Import of other container formats such as MP4/3GP, FLV and MOV is not supported. Windows Media Video (WMV) is a generic name for the set of video codec technologies developed by Microsoft. ... Advanced Systems Format (formerly Advanced Streaming Format, Active Streaming Format) is Microsofts proprietary digital audio/digital video container format, especially meant for streaming media. ... MPEG-1 defines a group of Audio and Video (AV) coding and compression standards agreed upon by MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group). ... A MiniDV Camcorder For other uses, see DV (disambiguation). ... Windows Media Audio (WMA) is an audio data compression technology developed by Microsoft. ... WAV (or WAVE), short for Waveform audio format, is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing audio on PCs. ... For other uses, see MP3 (disambiguation). ... MPEG-2 is a standard for the generic coding of moving pictures and associated audio information [1]. It is widely used around the world to specify the format of the digital television signals that are broadcast by terrestrial (over-the-air), cable, and direct broadcast satellite TV systems. ... Program stream (PS or MPEG-PS) is a name for the formats specified in MPEG-1 Systems and MPEG-2 Part 1, Systems (ISO/IEC standard 13818-1). ... DVR-MS (Microsoft Digital Video Recording) is a proprietary video and audio file format, developed by Microsoft. ... For other parts of the MPEG-4 standard, see MPEG-4. ... 3GP is a multimedia container format defined by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for use on 3G mobile phones. ... Flash Video is the name of a file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player (formerly known as Macromedia Flash Player) version 6, 7, 8, or 9. ... QuickTime is a multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc. ...


When importing from a DV tape, if the "Make Clips on Completion" option is selected, Windows Movie Maker automatically flags the commencement of each scene, so that the tape appears on the editing screen as a collection of short clips, rather than one long recording. That is, at each point where the "Record" button was pressed, a new "clip" is generated. However, the actual recording on the hard drive is still one continuous file. This feature is also offered after importing files already on the hard drive. In the Windows Vista version, the "Make clips on completion" option has been removed — the clips are now automatically created during the capture process.


The efficiency of the importing and editing process is heavily dependent on the amount of file fragmentation of the hard disk. The most reliable results can be obtained by adding an extra hard disk dedicated as the Movie Maker "Scratch Disk", (it need not be very large) , and regularly re-formatting it, rather than simply deleting the files at the end of the project. Fragmented AVI files result in jerky playback on the editing screen, and make the final rendering process much longer.


Although it is possible to import digital video from cameras through the USB interface, most older cameras only support USB version 1 and the results tend to be poor — "sub VHS" — quality. Newer cameras using USB 2.0 give much better results. A FireWire interface camera will allow recording and playback of images identical in quality to the original recordings if the video is imported and subsequently saved as DV AVI files, although this consumes disk space at about 1 gigabyte every five minutes (12GB/Hr). Alternatively, most DV cameras allow the final AVI file to be recorded back onto the camera tape for high quality playback. Some standalone DVD recorders will also directly accept DV inputs from video cameras and computers. USB redirects here. ... Top view VHS cassette with US Quarter for scale Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed The Video Home System, better known by its acronym VHS, is a recording and playing standard for video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by JVC (ironically, with some of its critical technology under... The 6-pin and 4-pin FireWire Connectors The alternative ethernet-style cabling used by 1394c FireWire is Apple Inc. ... // Audio-Video Interleaved, known by its acronym AVI, is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in November 1992 as part of its Video for Windows technology. ...


Editing and output

After capture, any clip can be dragged and dropped anywhere on the timeline. Once on the timeline, clips can be duplicated or split, and any of the split sections deleted or moved to another position. Right-clicking any clip brings up the range of editing options. An AutoMovie feature offers predefined editing styles (titles, effects and transitions) for quickly creating movies.


Like all non-linear editing systems, the original camera file on the hard drive is not modified in any way; the current project is really just a list of instructions for re-recording a final output video file from the original file. Thus, several different versions of the same video can be simultaneously made from the original camera footage. A non-linear editing system (NLE) is a video editing (NLVE) or audio editing (NLAE) system which can perform random access on the source material. ...


Windows Movie Maker can only export video in Windows Media formats or DV AVI. [7] It includes some predefined profiles, however, users can create custom profiles which utilize newer codecs using Windows Media Profile Editor (part of Windows Media Encoder 9 Series) and copy those profiles to the %ProgramFiles%Movie MakerSharedProfiles folder for them to be used in Windows Movie Maker. [8] Windows Media is a multimedia framework for media creation and distribution for Microsoft Windows. ... A MiniDV Camcorder For other uses, see DV (disambiguation). ... Windows Media Encoder is a production tool developed by Microsoft which enables content developers to convert both live and prerecorded audio, video, and computer screen images to Windows Media formats for live and on-demand delivery. ...


Earlier versions of Windows Movie Maker did not allow the burning of DVDs. In the Windows XP Media Center Edition version, the project had to be first saved as an AVI file, and a separate program licensed from Sonic Solutions (Sonic DVD Burning engine) authored and burned the DVD. The Windows Vista version of Windows Movie Maker passes the video project to Windows DVD Maker to burn DVD-Video discs. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... A typical Windows XP MCE 2005 Menu Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) is a version of Windows XP designed to serve as a home-entertainment hub. ... // Audio-Video Interleaved, known by its acronym AVI, is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in November 1992 as part of its Video for Windows technology. ... Sonic Solutions NASDAQ: SNIC is a Novato, CA (California, USA) based digital media company. ... Windows DVD Maker is an application included in premium editions (Home Premium and Ultimate) of Windows Vista that is designed to enable the creation of DVD movies in Windows. ... DVD-Video format logo DVD-Video is a consumer video format used to store digital video on DVD (DVD-ROM) discs, and is currently the dominant form of consumer video formats in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. ...


Video can be exported back to the video camera if supported by the camera. Movie Maker also allows users to publish a finished video on video hosting websites.


Effects and transitions

There are over 130 effects, transitions, titles, and credits available. They are applied by using a drag and drop interface from the effects or transitions folders. Titles and credits can be added as stand alone titles or overlaying them on the clip by adding them onto the selected clip. Titles range from static (non-animated) titles to fly in, fading, news banner, or spinning newspaper animations. Due to the flexible interface, programming custom effects and other content is possible for version 2.0 and higher using XML. Microsoft also provides SDK documentation for custom effects and transitions. [9] In computer graphical user interfaces, drag-and-drop is the action of (or support for the action of) clicking on a virtual object and dragging it to a different location or onto another virtual object. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. ...


Versions

2000 Windows Movie Maker 1.0 in Windows Me
2001 Windows Movie Maker 1.1 in Windows XP
2002 Windows Movie Maker 2.0 for Windows XP
2004 Windows Movie Maker 2.1 in Windows XP SP2
2004 Windows Movie Maker 2.5 in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
2006 Windows Movie Maker 2.6 for Windows Vista
2007 Windows Movie Maker in Windows Vista

Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows Me (IPA pronunciation: [miː], [ɛm iː]), is a hybrid 16-bit/32-bit graphical operating system released on September 14, 2000 by Microsoft. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 564 pixel Image in higher resolution (864 × 609 pixel, file size: 26 KB, MIME type: image/png) Windows Movie Maker version 1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on general-purpose computer systems, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on general-purpose computer systems, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ... Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on general-purpose computer systems, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 117 KB, MIME type: image/png) Screenshot of Windows Movie Maker version 2. ... A typical Windows XP MCE 2005 Menu Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) is a version of Windows XP designed to serve as a home-entertainment hub. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 797 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (960 × 722 pixel, file size: 119 KB, MIME type: image/png) A screenshot of Windows Movie Maker 2. ... Windows Vista is a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 768 pixels, file size: 125 KB, MIME type: image/png) This image or media is claimed to be used under Wikipedias policy for non-free content but has no explanation as to why it... Image File history File links Windows_Movie_Maker_icon. ... Windows Vista is a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (960x727, 112 KB) A screenshot of Windows Movie Maker in Microsoft Windows Vista. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ Movie Makers' Review
  2. ^ Paul Thurrott's Review
  3. ^ Connected Home Media Review
  4. ^ "Longhorn" Professional Build 4093
  5. ^ Windows Movie Maker no longer supports analog capture or webcam capture
  6. ^ Movie Maker file format support
  7. ^ File formats supported by Windows Movie Maker in Windows XP
  8. ^ Creating custom profiles for Windows Movie Maker 2
  9. ^ Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker SDK

See also

3D Movie Maker (often abbreviated as 3DMM) is a program created by Microsofts Microsoft Kids subsidiary in 1995. ...

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Movie Maker will also accept short MPEG-2 files but this may be unreliable.
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Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 introduced a new version of Windows Movie Maker with more transitions and DVD authoring.
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Movie Maker is a nice consumer-oriented video editor for capturing, organizing, and editing video clips, and then exporting them for PC or Web playback.
Movie Maker is based on Microsoft's Direct Show and Windows Media technologies, and is intended to provide the ability to capture, edit, and re-encode media content into its Windows Media video format.
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