This page contains utilities I made to assist using Movie Maker.
Can Movie maker reverse a clip (backward play) ?
I am researching to make
such an effect but so far have not found any way to do it in Movie Maker. In the
meanwhile you can use other free tools to do it.
How do I make a DVD
As you might have discovered by
now that Movie Maker does not make DVDs, you need some additional software for
DVD Movie making generally
involves these 5 steps:
1. Capturing from video camera to hard disk
2. Editing the movie
3. Encoding to MPEG2
4. Authoring (creating chapters and menus)
5. Burning to disk.
Each of these steps requires a different type of software. Some software suites
cover more than one of these five steps, however for professional looking
results you may need a dedicated software for each step. Windows Movie Maker
does a good job of step 1 and 2. For the rest of the three steps:
For encoding: I use TMPGenc which is a very high quality yet affordable encoder for converting any
media type to MPEG1 and MPEG2. For MPEG1 encoding it is completely free as well.
You need MPEG2 encoding though for DVDs. Note that this (step 3) is most
critical as it involves a format conversion which has most potential for
incurring quality loss if not done with due care.
For authoring: My favourite is DVD Lab. Other
softwares include TmpGenc
DVD Author, Nero vision Express and many others.
For burning the CD I use Nero
Burning Rom. However this step is not
that critical as any CD/DVD burning software will do the job once everything is
ready to burn. Many Authoring softwares can do this step too.