Microsoft released Windows Live Movie Maker today for Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Being a long-time-fan of Windows Movie Maker for Windows XP, I’m very excited to see that Microsoft has finally taken Windows Live Movie Maker out of beta! Best yet, like the original Movie Maker and Movie Maker 2, it’s FREEWARE.
Windows Live Movie Maker is a part of Windows Live Essentials so just click the link below to kick off the installer – Windows Live Essentials Installer
Since Windows Live Movie Maker is bundled with all the other Windows Live Essentials apps/services, you will need to uncheck the ones your not interested in:
Note: During my install, Photo Gallery installs along with Movie Maker even though I didn’t select it
Once installed the interface couldn’t be easier! Here’s a few screenshots from my install:
Like I said, it really couldn’t be easier than this tool. Within about 15 seconds I had my photos, video and audio added and ready to review. Throw in the new features like:
- Easy Import
- High Def, HD up to 1080P support
- Dead Simple Video Editing Support
- Great Sharing / youtube (however if your uploading Family Videos to Youtube I’m scared for you)
… and I think we have a VERY nice and simple tool for grandma.
If sharing is your thing, uploading to YouTube and other services is simple either with the built-in tools OR, from several people who created Plug-Ins for Movie Maker and Photo Gallery
I was going to do a quick Groovy Video for everyone but after looking at the Windows Live Movie Maker site, there are SEVERAL there which do a good job of reviewing all the features plus a few How-To tutorials as well. I recommend you take a look at them if your still not certain you want to download the product:
Anyone out there install this yet? Comments? What do you like/dislike about Microsoft’s new Free Movie Maker?
Windows Live Movie Maker – Download Link