A software suite for Windows that allows you to create movies and photo presentations

A software suite for Windows that allows you to create movies and photo presentations

Vote: (4,794 votes)

Program license: Free

Program by: Microsoft Corporation

Version: 2012 16.4.3505.912

Works under: Windows

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Program license

(4,794 votes)

Free

Program by

Version

Microsoft Corporation

2012 16.4.3505.912

Works under:

Windows

Windows Live Movie Maker is a great tool for those who are interested in the world of video. It is completely free, which makes it a complete must for everyone. The best part of the Windows Live Movie Maker is the easy-to-use and intuitive interface. This tool was designed with the beginner in mind and does not overwhelm users with too many technical options at the onset. In fact, if users have any familiarity at all with Windows software they will find many familiar features such as copy, cut, paste, font selection, and paragraph organization. Windows Live Movie Maker takes a project that seems daunting and impossible and breaks it down into easy and already-known steps. The interface is designed for comfort and confidence.

Everything is set up with a timeline view of the entire project from start to finish. This allows for users to easily add video and photos. They can also rearrange, shorten, or even completely delete parts of the video without any technical expertise. The timeline view is understandable to even the most novice video editor. Users can add text at the beginning and end of the video to make a title and credits as well as adding text at any point throughout. If there is a lag in between photos or videos, users can choose from a vast number of transitions to help move forward in the story progression.

When it is time to save, users can either choose to save the video directly to their computer, export it to a CD, or publish it on the internet. This part of the process might take a while depending on the size of the movie. Sharing new creations has never been easier.

Pros:

  • Easy-to-use interface, especially for those with a background in Windows
  • The timeline is great for seeing an overview of the movie
  • Fun and engaging tools that help everyone develop skills in video editing
  • Great for exporting

Cons:

  • Limited features for more advanced users
  • Slow exporting depending on the size of the movie
  • May not work on newer computers