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Adorage Windows Movie Maker Effects
Adorage effects packages for Windows Movie Maker are downloadable add-ons containing 100's of professional quality Video Effects and Transitions.

These $19.00 downloadable packages contains the Movie Maker plug-in, and 100's of effects that are immediately usable in Windows Movie Maker 2. Follow the links to view samples of what's included in these Adorage effects download packs.

Effects Bundle DiscountView MovieMaker Effects #1 Download Effects Vol. 1
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View MovieMaker Effects Bundle Effects Bundle - Vol. 1,2,3

SpiceFX 6 - 10 Wizards to Fix Scenes & Customize Titles, Overlays, Effects, Transitions!
See more plug-ins   Pixelan Software, the creators of popular add-ons for many video editing programs, has released version 6 of its Movie Maker plug-ins. SpiceFX 6 includes 15 Packs that add more than 675 pre-made, drag-and-drop transitions and effects to Movie Maker. SpiceFX 6 also includes 10 powerful, easy-to-use Wizards to customize titles, overlays, effects, transitions, and more for Movie Maker. Three Wizards are new (see below), and all existing Wizards have been significantly enhanced. SpiceFX is compatible with Movie Maker on XP, Vista, AND on Windows 7 (the latter by installing MM2.6 or MM6.0 in Windows 7, as many Movie Maker users have done... Pixelan provides the simple steps and downloads). SpiceFX 6 is downloadable, easy to install, and affordable. Pixelan prices start as low as $8!

• SceneFixer™ (new) : Adjustable contrast/brightness AND advanced color correction for MM; can apply variably within a scene.
• Blur-Sharpen™ (new): Complete control in MM over blurring/sharpening. Several blur types provided; can variably blur in a scene.
• FilmTouch™ (new): Hundreds of prol presets for popular film looks, each adjustable for brightness, contrast & effect power.
• PanZoom™: Visually and easily create custom pan zoom MM effects, optimized for high-res output.
• TitleFX™: Drag to place MM titles/text anywhere in a scene. Add new title animations, fade timing, text effects, etc.
• OverlayFX™: Easily overlay, position,, and enhance in your MM scene any imported still-image, such as a logo, graphic, or frame.
• AccentFX™: Mix brightness, saturation, borders, etc. to highlight your scene's main subject. Great for family, sports, event videos.
• SpiceMaster™: Pixelan's long-popular industry-leading organic transitions tool brought to Movie Maker.
• PerfectPIP™: Create custom picture in picture (PIP) transitions for Movie Maker, choosing the PIP shape, style, location, etc.
• TranJelly™: Customizable beveled transitions for MM -- FREE and fully-functional to keep just by downloading Pixelan's demo!

from SceneFixer from Blur-Sharpen from FilmTouch from PanZoom from TitleFX from OverlayFX fro AccentFX from SpiceMaster
from PerfectPIP from PanZoom Pack from Framing Pack from Correction Pack from Animation Pack from Cosmetic Pack from Film Pack from Time Pack
from WOW Pack from SoftFX Pack from PipFX Pack from CoolFX Pack from EnergyFX Pack from Particles Pack from PageFX Pack from DepthFX Pack

For more details and demos at Pixelan's website, click here. Note that buying via this link supports!

Windows Live Movie Maker released!

Microsoft has announced Windows Live Movie Maker, available now as part of Windows Live Essentials. A free download for Windows 7 and Windows Vista PCs that meet the minimum system requirements. The revamped version of Movie Maker focuses on ease of use, better file compatibility and built-in publishing to online video sites.Windows 

Live Movie Maker Note - Windows Live Movie Maker is not compatible with Windows XP.
Here are some of the Windows Live Movie Maker highlights:

  • Sharing videos online with built-in publishing to YouTube
  • Burn movies to DVD with a few simple clicks
  • Greater editing support for saving files in high-definition formats
  • AutoMovie to quickly create movies from videos, photos and music
  • Transitions and Effects for video and photos
  • Titles, captions and credits with new overlay features
  • Audio and soundtrack editing
  • Much improved file support including Quicktime, Microsoft Recorded TV Show (.DVR-MS and .WTV), AVCHD and many MPEG formats

Learn more about Windows Live Movie Maker and be sure to visit the Windows Live Movie Maker Forum.

PapaJohn's Articles & Tutorials

PapaJohn's Movie Maker NewslettersRead over 180 issues here:

John "PapaJohn" Buechler, Microsoft MVP and author of Windows Movie Maker books, now has 182 articles and tutorials. John goes well beyond the basics to show you how to get the most out of using Windows Movie Maker, Photo Story 3 and other digital media software.

TV Ratings in Windows Movie Maker

TV Ratings in Windows Movie MakerAre you using Windows Movie Maker to edit your home videos? Have you ever wanted to add the TV Ratings to the top of your home videos? Microsoft MVP, Blaine Deal, has created a set of custom titles that can be used in Windows Movie Maker to add the various TV Ratings (Y, Y7, G, PG, 14, MA) to the top left corner of your video.

Download these custom titles from Blaine's site here.

Using Windows Vista Certified Devices


for Windows Vista DevicesThe Movie Maker support forums are filled with posts from users who need help connecting external devices to a Windows based PC. This frustrating struggle between device and PC has been an issue for a long time, but this struggle is about to end thanks to Microsoft’s Certified for Windows Vista Program. - Read the complete article

Rehan's Effects and Transitions

Rehan's PIP 

Effects Rehan's Picture in Picture 


Rehan has been very active sharing his custom Transitions and Effects under the Movie Maker forums.

Download his Picture in Picture package which contains 9 pip effects and icons. Download Now.

Learn more about creating your own custom Transitions and Effects from MSDN.
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  Rehan's Pan and Zoom 

EffectsRehan's Pan and 

Zoom EffectsRehan's Pan Zoom Effects is a custom effects package for Movie Maker 2. It allows you to apply Ken Burns style Pan and Zoom effects to your still photos and movie clips. Learn more..
Major Highlights of the package:
  • Flexible xml interface: Fully customizable to specify any start and end pan-zoom rectangles.
  • Simple alphabet grid to specify start and end regions
  • Optimized bilinear filtering algorithm to maintain high pixel quality during zooms and pans.

Using Stock Media with Projects

So you want to put together a movie or photo story, but you don't have all the photos or sounds you need to fill out the project. Enter stock more

Windows Movie Maker - Do amazing things
"Windows Movie Maker - Do amazing things" By John "PapaJohn" Buechler.
Windows Movie Maker 2 - Do 

amazing thingsMillions of people have downloaded Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2, which offers new features that make creating home movies amazingly fun—and this guide shows how to get awesome results right away! The author is a Movie Maker expert who teaches you the best ways to import and edit footage; make titles, credits, and captions; create scene transitions; add soundtracks and voiceovers; and premiere your movie on CD, DVD, or the Web. The author’s Web site keeps you up to date on the latest in hardware, file format, and other digital video topics that are constantly evolving. Fun, focused, and easy to follow, this book shows how quickly your own movies can come together with Windows Movie Maker 2 - and how you, too, can create the effects you see in movies and on TV every day! Read more about...... Windows Movie Maker - Do amazing things

PapaJohn is one of our top forums poster. Each week he helps hundreds of Windows Movie Maker users by participating in online discussions and maintaining a very comprehensive Movie Maker website at Show him your support by purchasing his book.
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Windows Movie Maker 2 Zero to Hero
"Movie Maker 2 - Zero to Hero "
Movie Maker 2 - Zero 

to HeroYou've seen the promises in the advertising, Microsoft's free Movie Maker 2 will make it simple to capture, edit and share your home movies. We agree, but how do you know where to start, or where you're going? The answer is Movie Maker 2: Zero to Hero, which will take you from filming (with easy tips to improve the quality) though editing and adding effects, to premiering your masterpiece to your friends and family. Read more about...... Movie Maker 2 - Zero to Hero

You'll learn how to produce professional looking films, with effects and transitions like those you see on TV, and how to show them off.
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