Synopses & Reviews
Windows Live Movie Maker is a small but powerful movie editing application from Microsoft. It is a complete rewrite of the old Movie Maker software with a new audience in mind. The focus of this new edition is on giving you the power to quickly create movies and slideshows to share with your friends and family. The movies can be a combination of your favorite pictures and home movies set to your own soundtrack. You can add cool effects to transition between scenes, and captions to add a narrative to your movie. With Movie Maker, users can: Edit digital video and photos, including adding music and narration Apply animation effects to videos and photos Create DVDs for personal use, including menu systems for navigation What you?ll learn Learn what's new and different with the Live version of Movie Maker; find out where to download it and view an installation walkthrough. Discover the basics of importing pictures and video, how to use AutoMovie and perform some easy tweaks on it, and how to save projects. Experiment with trimming, splitting, and rotating video, fading-in/out, using the View menu to zoom in/out and switch between aspect ratios, arranging storyboard items, and previewing movies. Learn how to import, trim, and fade music in/out; use start/end points; control volume; and edit audio in a movie clip. Use formatting, color, size, transparency, and start/end times to add text animation, titles, captions, and credits to your movies. Learn about DVD formats, creating menu systems, HD (720 and 1080) vs. standard formats, portable devices, e-mail attachments, and IM formats. Learn tips for enhancing movie and sound quality, file management, menu organization, and creating interesting DVD movies to share. Who this book is for
Most digital video editing applications have a steep learning curve and a thick manual. Windows Live Movie Maker is not difficult to learn, but it does not come with a manual. This book is for readers who want to quickly and easily edit their digital movies and create DVDs for viewing, but don t want to sift through a lot of technical mumbo jumbo. Table of Contents Windows Live Movie MakerGetting Started with AutoMovieWorking with VideoWorking with AudioWorking with AnimationsPlaying with Visual EffectsWorking with TextSaving a MoviePublishing a MovieCreating a DVDTips & Advice
If you ve ever watched a friend or family member s home movies and wished you were home doing the laundry because it would be much more exciting, then you might find this book useful. If you ve ever watched your friends and family members try to stay awake, fidget, and watch the ceiling fan spin while watching one of your home movies, then you might find this book useful, too. Either way, there is always room for improvement when it comes to homemade movies. While you have no control over other people s movies, you do have control over your own. There are plenty of computer applications out there that will allow you to edit your movies, add music, pull in special effects, and tweak opening and closing credits. But not all of them are easy to use or easy to afford. The easy applications always seem to come with a high price and the complicated ones seem to come with an even higher price Well, not anymore. While Microsoft continues to charge for its newest and most popular operating system, Windows 7, and its productivity suite, Office, it does occasionally give away some really nice software. And one of those freebies just happens to be a great little video editing application called Windows Live Movie Maker, or Movie Maker for short."
Windows Live Movie Maker, released August 2009, is a re-envisioning of Microsoft's Movie Maker software, written specifically for Windows 7 and Vista. The new focus of the product is to enable everyday people to create stunning 5-minute movies with minimal time investment and share them online immediately. Windows Live Movie Maker is available free to any owner of Windows 7 or Vista, and it enables any user to take their photos or videos and quickly and easily create a move with soundtrack and captions for sharing online or on DVD.