5. Editing with Windows Movie Maker

When you read about the FlipShare software in Chapter 4, you undoubtedly observed the phrase “quick-and-dirty” thrown freely about. As I explain in that chapter, the reason is because FlipShare is pretty limited. It’s a great tool for performing very basic edits and then throwing the results on the Web, but if you have more ambitious ideas or want to add more polish to your movies, it’s not up to the job. Fortunately, tools provided with your computer are. In this chapter and the next, I look at those tools.

I begin in this chapter with the XP and Vista versions of Windows Movie Maker. The Vista version has a slicker-looking interface, but other than the interface, the two versions aren’t very different. Where ...

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