These days nearly everyone has a digital video camera to record his or her most important events or any special moment in their daily lives. But, what happens to these recordings after the event has passed? Often times our videos remain stuck on our cameras, especially if we do not have the proper technology to deal with them. A program that allows us to easily upload and edit our recordings and save them to DVDs to be viewed later would be ideal. Luckily for us, Microsoft has the perfect tool to do just that: Windows Live Movie Maker.
How does Windows Live Movie Maker work?
Windows Live Movie Maker provides us with a fast and easy way to import, edit and share our movies. Its ribbon-style interface is very similar to other Microsoft Office programs, containing very large and easy to select menus at the top of the screen. The program also incorporates tons of features for you to enhance your video, like transition effects, zoom, pan, and adding titles and credits. With Windows Live Movie Maker you also have the ability to add animations, background music, and other special effects. What’s more, the software is capable of converting your videos to HD, so that you can store them in 480p, 720p, and 1080p formats.
To edit your film with Windows Live Movie Maker, you only need to follow a few simple steps:
- Capture video: you can import video, still images, audio or music. You can do so by means of the links that this application offers or by dragging and dropping the files onto the program’s interface.
- Edit film: select the fragments that you like most and place them one after another in the timeline of Windows Live Movie Maker. You can also add image effects, transitions, and subtitles.
- Finish film: once you have your video ready, you can record it on a DVD or send it via electronic mail. You can also share your movie through your social media sites by uploading it directly to Flickr, Facebook, or Youtube.
The magic of making movies
Windows Live Movie Maker has the advantage of being accessible for any user, without requiring any specific knowledge about video editing. Its interface is very intuitive and makes the whole process a lot easier. Furthermore, it has a large variety of transitions to join parts of video, and effects to improve the appearance of your images. With Windows Live Movie Maker, you will be able to create videos with your holiday photographs in presentation mode and with accompanying music. So if you are looking for a straightforward program for easily uploading and editing your videos, definitely give Windows Live Movie Maker a try.