What can this Microsoft video editing software do? Lots of things. You can import video from a device such as a camcorder into the program. You can take any clip imported and drag and drop it anywhere on the video timeline. You can also apply stuff like titles, credits news banners, or spinning newspaper animations, among others.
Windows Movie Maker video editing software
2. Importing Video Files
Importing video from a device into the Microsoft video editing software program is a breeze. You simply choose to Capture Video (from camera, scanner or other device) or Import into Collections to import existing video files into the user's collections. The accepted formats for import are .WMV/.ASF, .MPG (MPEG-1), .AVI (DV-AVI), .WMA, .WAV, and .MP3.
3. Quick Editing Features
The Microsoft video editing software ensures that after capturing the video, any clip can be dragged and dropped anywhere on the timeline. Once on the timeline, clips can be duplicated or split, and any of the split sections deleted or copied using the standard Windows keyboard shortcuts or clicked and dragged to another position. Right-clicking any clip brings up the range of editing options. An AutoMovie feature offers predefined editing styles (titles, effects and transitions) for quickly creating movies. Powerful stuff.
4. Special Effects
The latest Microsoft video editing software contains 49 effects and 63 transitions. These effects are applied by using a drag and drop interface from the effects or transitions folders. Titles and credits can be added as stand alone titles or overlaying them on the clip by adding them onto the selected clip. Titles range from static (non-animated) titles to fly in, fading, news banner, or spinning newspaper animations. Very good for a free program.
5. And That's A Wrap!
I hope the above gives you a better idea of what Microsoft video editing software is capable of doing. It is no doubt not as powerful as something like Adobe Premiere Pro, but it does come into its own when the user is in need of a quick edit and production of a home video.
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