You must have watched many videos created by common users, either sharing their family photos as slideshow or combining their preferred movie scenes into one video, with pleasant songs and attractive visual effects. Why not create one by yourself to feel the creativity? It is easy to do that as long as you download Windows Live Movie Maker.
What does Windows Live Movie Maker do?
Windows Live Movie Maker is a free video creating and editing software that allows you to easily turn photos and video clips into great-looking slideshows and movies on Vista and Windows 7. The output video file can be shared with family and friends across a TV, PC or mobile device.
Supported source file formats
Supported image and video files include: Windows Media Video (WMV), Windows Media, DV-AVI, Microsoft Recorded TV Show, 3GP, 3GPP, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Motion JPEG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, Bitmap, PNG. Windows 7 users can also view QuickTime MOV and QT files, AVCHD, and MPEG-4 video formats.
The source file can be your photos, collected images and video clips from your favorite movies, music videos and dramas.
Download and install
From all download sites, even its official website, Windows Live Movie Maker free download actually launches the installation of Windows Live Essentials. An installation window lets you choose to install Windows Live Movie Maker and any other Windows Live applications. To install Movie Maker only, deselect the other boxes.
How to use Windows Live Movie Maker?
Step 1 Add videos and photos
On the Home tab, in the Add group, click Add videos and photos to import. Or do as "click here to browser for videos and photos".
Step 2 Video and audio editing
After importing a video, video editing tools will be added in the menu bar automatically. In terms of video editing, you can merge, trim, split, speed up or slow down video, add transitional effects, and much more.
Add music from Add group in Home tab, and then music editing tools will be added in the menu bar. In terms of music editing, you can fade music in or out, trim music, change the music volume, and much more.
Step 3 Choose an AutoMovie theme
On the Home tab, in the AutoMovie themes group, click the theme you want to use. Movie Maker automatically adds titles, credits, transitions, effects, and more for you.
Step 4 Save or Share
Preview the movie from the option in View tab, and then save it for DVD, PC, mobile device, and more, or share it to SkyDrive, Facebook, Youtube, Windows Live Groups, etc.
More tools
More video creating and editing tools are available in the software free download website. Compare them and find the one that suits your needs best.