How to use windows live movie maker in windows 7 to create movie

Windows Live Movie Maker is the first application designed for Windows 7 and is built to make beautiful movies from your photos and videos very quickly. This is the easy, fast way to turn photos and videos into great-looking clips and slideshows you can share—on the Web or on DVD. To make your first video, please, follow the next steps:

a) First, you have to download Windows Live Movie Maker from the following link: http://download.live.com/moviemaker

b) Now double click the executable file to install it to your machine

c) Select the products that you would like to install by checking their checkbox on the left then click Install

d) Wait until the installation process completes

e) Open the Start Menu and write Windows Live Movie Maker in the search box to open it. To run  Windows Live Movie Maker on your computer you must have the following requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM (2 GB of RAM or higher is recommended when editing high-definition (HD) video)
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz (single processor) or higher (a dual-core processor or higher is recommended when editing HD video)
  • Internet browser: Internet Explorer 7 (or later), Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 (or later), or Safari 3.1 (or later)
  • Internet connection: Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband Internet access (provided separately). Local or long-distance charges may apply.
  • Video card: Video card (A piece of computer hardware that converts electronic information into the text, images, movies, and animations that are displayed on a computer screen. Also called video display adapter, video adapter, or video controller.) that supports Microsoft DirectX 9.0c (or later) and Pixel Shader 2.0 (or later)

To determine the DirectX version that your video card supports, use the Microsoft DirectX Diagnostic Tool. To open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, click Start, type dxdiag in the Search box, and then click dxdiag.exe in the Programs list.

256 MB or higher of video memory is recommended when editing HD video.

f) To start adding photos or videos click on Add videos and photos on the top menu or Drag videos and photos

g) Browse to the location where your favorite photos or videos are saved and start selecting one by one

h) Let’s browse for another photo

i) We can add animations to our movie using the animation tab in the top menu

j) After you finish editing your video you can save it or publish it to youtube

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