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

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Supported Formats and Output Options

Movie Maker supports two formats (see Chapter 3 for the details). Here's a quick refresher.

One format is Audio/Video Interleave, or AVI. Specifically, Movie Maker produces an AVI file using the DV codec, which is the same compression technology used in DV camcorders. As discussed later in this chapter, in “Rendering for Additional Production,” this format is primarily used to create high-quality files to re-input into Movie Maker for additional editing or to import into a DVD authoring program.

The other format Movie Maker produces is Windows Media Video, or WMV, which is useful for creating video for a wide range of purposes: everything from posting to a Web site and sending via e-mail to burning to CD and ...

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