Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is an easy to use video editing application that allows you to create home movies, business presentations and photo albums. It is designed and developed by Microsoft and is a freeware that comes with user-friendly and easy-to-use interface. Various features provided by Movie Maker are time line narration, effects, audio track, transitions, titles and credits.

Depending upon the version of Movie Maker being used, there are up to 63 transitions and 49 effects available. All these are placed into their own folders.To utilize any of these effects or transitions, one can easily drag and drop them onto the selected video clip. With this Windows Movie Maker you can also create a completely customized multimedia presentation that includes your dearest photos and favorite video clips. In addition, you can even add transition and video effects to provide a professional touch to your video.

Features of Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker comes with numerous useful features that are easy to use by anyone. Some of these features are:

  • Contains professional-quality video editing options such as transitions, add titles/credits, add music, special effects, add narration and many others.
  • Provides several panes for different kinds of tasks
  • Allows you to edit the video using both the Storymode and Timeline view modes
  • Facilitates the user to view specific clips or an entire project in the Preview Monitor
  • One can publish or share video through e-mail sharing, DVD / CD burning and others
  • Movies can be saved in multiple formats

How to use Movie Maker?

Windows Movie Maker is a simple to use software. First import all the media that are needed such as images, video files and even video captured in real time etc. and just drag them on the timeline. Then add effects, and check how everything looks in the preview window. There is also a special tool to add titles and credits to your movie in a very easy way. After editing your video, one can easily export the video either saves on the hard drive, or CD / DVDs etc.

Windows Movie Maker versions

  • The first version of Windows Movie Maker, Version 1.0 was released in 2000 and coincided with the release of Windows ME
  • The next version i.e. Version 1.1 of Movie Maker came out along with Windows XP in 2001. The main changes made were the ability to create WMV 8 and DV AVI movies
  • Then in November 2002, Movie Maker versions 2.0 and 2.1 were released, both of which included various new features
  • In 2005 Movie Maker version 2.5 was released along with Windows XP Media Center, which added the ability to burn DVDs and a few new transitions
  • Windows Movie Maker Version 6.0 was released in 2006 as part of Windows Vista that included new effects, transitions and even added support for the DVR-MS file format
  • In 2009, Windows Live Movie Maker was released along with windows 7 that included new features such as "Auto Movie" and also had the ability to export videos directly to DVD's etc.

However, while creating movie, you might come across video file damage due to virus and malware threats. So in order to fix damaged MOV files on any versions of Windows system, please click on given link to know more about it.

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