Movie Maker for Windows® XP
All about Windows® XP Movie Maker.
Windows® Movie Maker is a free video creating and editing software included in Microsoft® Windows® XP. Even if you are not a computer expert, you can use this easy software and share your videos across the Internet, or burn to a CD or DVD. It contains features, such as effects, transitions, titles or credits, audio track, timeline narration, and auto movie. You can add new effects and transitions and modify existing ones using the XML code. Additionally, you can save your movie back to the DV tape in your camera. Windows® Movie Maker is a basic audio track editing program. It can apply basic effects to audio tracks, such as fade in or fade out. The prepared audio tracks can then be exported in the form of a sound file instead of a video file.
Following discussion will elaborate more on the uniqueness and usage of Windows® XP Movie Maker:
- Features of Windows® XP Movie Maker
- Things required for making movies with Windows® XP Movie Maker
- Why Windows® Movie Maker Crashes on XP SP3 pack?
Features of Windows® XP Movie Maker
The storyboard in Windows® Movie Maker is an editing area located at the bottom of the window. It is a section of pictures or other movie clips, laid out in an order that will be shown in the movie. The Timeline view shows the components of the movie, such as photos, video and audio clips in the sequence and timing that they will appear in movie. The video transition feature comprises visual movements that can be used to change one picture or video clip to another. The software’s video or movie frame comprises a single picture or still shot, that is shown as part of a larger video or movie. Its video capture utility enables videos to be captured and sent to a variety of sources or output devices.
Things required for making movies with Windows® XP Movie Maker
To edit home movies with Windows® XP Movie Maker so that you can burn them to a CD or DVD, or e-mail them to your friends, you need the correct equipment for the job. Some of the basic tools include a digital video camera, a computer that supports a digital video connection, Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2, as it includes Movie Maker 2.1, and i.Link port on your computer.
Windows® Movie Maker includes about 60 transitions and 28 special effects that you can use to add visual appeal to your movies. Transitions are how one scene switches to the next. Some of the transitions include fades, flips, dissolves, and other dramatic shifts between scenes. Special effects change the appearance of a video clip by rotating it, slowing it down, or speeding it up. The maximum number of video transitions or video effects that Windows® Movie Maker can handle is set to 100. Installing more of video transitions or video effects can thus result in a crash in the qedit.dll module of Windows® Movie Maker.