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Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2: Visual Quickstart Guide by Jan Ozer

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Editing Still Images

Okay. The question on the table is this: Your digital camera takes shots at a princely resolution of, say, 2160x1440 pixels. DV video resolution is 720x480, and Movie Maker can output video at a maximum resolution of 640x480. How do you resolve the difference?

To answer this question, let's first get a bird's-eye view of how Movie Maker works with still images; then we'll identify the optimal technique for preparing your images so that you can insert them into a Movie Maker project.

How Movie Maker works with images

Movie Maker takes an admirably laissez-faire attitude toward images, basically displaying them as you place them in the movie. It does not try to fill the screen with your image, stretching it horizontally or ...

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