Microsoft is so considerate of newbie of movie making to endow a pretty handy movie maker along with Windows OS. When it comes to a brand-new Windows 10 featuring elegant look and amazing functions (e.g. intelligent Cortana, all-fresh Spartan browser), which is pointed out to deliver better experience on operation, will a more powerful and user-friendly Microsoft Windows 10 movie maker be brought to us? How to create a favorable movie or video for sharing with your friends on YouTube, Facebook and more with Windows 10 Movie Maker? Read on and get answers!
Windows 10 Movie Maker Review
Nobody is sure for whether Microsoft will launch a new Windows 10 movie maker or not. It seemingly indicates that Windows Movie Maker 2012 is probably compatible with Windows 10 perfectly based on traces of Windows Movie Maker history. So, what can this Windows 10 Movie Maker do? Four main features are introduced to you.
• Create photo slide shows and videos. The source imported to Windows 10 movie maker can be photos, videos recorded by (high-definition) digital camera, webcam or phone.
• Edit videos. You can trim and split video, speed up/down video, adjust duration of each frame and add animations, visual effects, titles, text, credits etc.
• Add and Edit Music. With Windows 10 movie maker, you can add the fitting music for your video to increase interest for your video, In addition, a couple of music editing tools are provided to fade music in/out, cut out parts of music, and set music/audio volume.
• Share Video on Web. Windows 10 Movie Maker is available to share your video to OneDrive, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr directly or more sites by installing third-party plug-ins.
Windows 10 Movie Maker Formats Supported
Ahead of video creation, you must grab what types of files can be used in Microsoft Windows 10 Movie Maker.
Windows Movie Maker project files (.mswmm)
Movie Maker project files (.wlmp)
Windows Media Video files (.wmv)
Windows Media files (.asf, .wm)
AVCHD files (.m2ts, .mts, .m2t)
Apple QuickTime files (.mov, .qt)
DV-AVI files (.avi)
Microsoft Recorded TV Show files (.dvr-ms, .wtv)
MPEG-4 movie files (.mp4, .mov, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .k3g)
MPEG-2 movie files (.mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2, .mpv2, .mod, .vob, .m2t)
MPEG-1 movie files (.m1v)
Motion JPEG files (.avi, .mov)
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) files (.jpg, .jpeg, .jfif, and .jpe)
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) files (.tif and .tiff)
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) files (.gif)
Windows Bitmap files (.bmp, .dib, and .rle)
Icon files (.ico and .icon)
Portable Network Graphics (PNG) files (.png)
HD Photo files (.wdp)
Windows Media Audio (WMA) files (.asf, .wm, and .wma)
Pulsecode Modulation (PCM) files (.aif, .aiff, and .wav)
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) files (.m4a)
MP3 files (.mp3)
Tip: Due to high compression and compatibility, MPEG-4/H.264 (.mp4) is taken as the best video format and default output video format for Windows 10 Movie Maker.
How to Create Videos with Windows 10 Movie Maker?
It’s time to create personalized movies or videos on Windows 10. This example will focus on making videos from photos with Windows 10 Movie Maker.
Step 1. Download Windows 10 Movie Maker
Go to Microsoft Windows Movie Maker introduction page and tap Download now button on this page to start Windows 10 Movie Maker download.
This Windows 10 media maker is divided into three parts. Menu bar with ribbon of every tab for quick accessing tools and options are located at the top of interface. Storyboard at the right column is used to list and arrange (change order, remove or add new) video clips, while the left preview monitor enables you to view effects or transitions on single items or whole projects helping increase charm of your video.
Step 2. Add Photos
Tap “Add videos and photos” button under Home menu or “Click here to browse for videos and photos” strings on the right column of main interface to choose photos from hard drive. After photos are added, a new Edit tab including video tools appears.
Step 3. Make Your Video More Adorable
Immediately, video preview will be shown on the left preview monitor while all the photos you add are listed on storyboard. The next step is to edit video.
Tap one picture and drag it to a more suitable place if the current sequence of pictures is not so good. In addition, quick access tools under Home tab drives you to apply a wonderful AutoMovie theme to video, create title, credits for video, rotate and add caption for every clip and more.
Transitions and Pan and zoom options are included in Animations tab. Select different styles from provided Transitions and Pan and zoom to demonstrate pictures in video frame-by-frame or choose one favorite type for whole video by clicking Apple to all option. You can also set duration of transitions.
If you would like to bring some special view experience to video watchers, you can use various effects gathering in Visual Effects category, (e.g. Blur, Edge Detection, Black and white, 3D ripple, Fade in/out) for each picture or one effect for all. The brightness of effects can be adjusted as well.
Tap Project tab to set aspect ratio for widescreen or standard and click Edit tab to change duration to display each frame.
Step 4. Add and Edit Music
It is believed that music can make your video more vivid. Click Add music button under Home menu. Two options, Find new music online (only support for AudioMicro, Free Music Archive and Vimeo) and Add music from computer are available.
Once the music is added to video, the new Music Tools menu appears. Turn up/down music volume, fade audio in/out slow, fast or medium and set start time/point, end point to have a perfect background soundtrack fitting with contents of your video.
Step 5. Save Video
Tap Save movie button and choose format you want to export. Windows 10 Movie Maker offers various formats for computer, HD video, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Web videos etc. You can also create custom setting to adjust resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio format. After saving it with a great title, you can directly play it on computer or device or share online.
Tip: you can sing in your Microsoft account and share your video on Facebook, YouTube and more by clicking icon in Share pane.