# Saturday, 22 August 2009

Windows Live Movie Maker 1.0 has been released. There's no separate installer for Movie Maker so download the installer at the Windows Live page and run it to install or update Movie Maker to 1.0.

So... considering that I basically spat vast amounts of acid at the beta release of Windows Live Movie Maker. How did I find version 1.0 after giving it an initial run through?

I LOVE IT!

The timeline view which I used to arrange my movies previously in Windows Movie Maker is GONE! There isn't a timeline view in WINDOWS LIVE Movie Maker. Because there isn't a NEED for it! Not only did they integrated the split function into the storyboard, each clip occupies the same visual size in the storyboard, meaning even if I had short few second clips in a multi minute video, I don't have to zoom in to my timeline to find it! For someone who has been using the clip function to make my movie previously this is FANTASTIC!!

As someone who wants to tweak the encoding profile to my own liking and purpose (say maybe I need a custom profile for my custom Silverlight app) I really appreciated the fact that Windows Movie Maker allowed me to hack in my own Windows Media Encoding Profile files to tune the encoding output. And yes!! I can do this with WINDOWS LIVE Movie Maker as well! So I have control over the output process! GREAT!

The whole process of making a movie if you're a casual user feels much more simpler than even Windows Movie Maker was previously. And yet, for people like me who want to tweak dials, the dials are there. LOVELY!

So... if you edit movies on your PC. WINDOWS LIVE Movie Maker just became a viable choice again.

Why is it WINDOWS LIVE Movie Maker? Cause I want to diffrentiate the name from the old Windows Movie Maker that came with XP and Vista.


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