Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista
For anyone wanting to create a presentation for free, Windows Live Movie Maker does it all and more. However, the program only works in Windows Vista and Windows 7 since it ships with Windows Live Essentials. Overall, Windows Live Movie Maker lets the user import photos, videos and music to create a stylish presentation using built-in special effects. While creating a new video is simple, it does offer the user advanced configuration settings to enhance the video even more. With a variety of transition effects, animations and visual effects available, it's possible to create a completely different presentation every time.
Windows Live Movie Maker offers a simplistic interface that almost any Windows user can navigate easily. Creating a video is effortless: Import photos or video, select music for the background, add visual effects, and create custom titles for the beginning and end. Afterward, users can save the movie to the hard drive or publish it for use on Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and more. Windows Live Movie Maker supports a variety of resolutions for playback on a computer, an HDTV, a mobile device or an instant messenger. Unfortunately, it only supports the WMV file format, so conflicts may occur depending on the playback device.
Because Windows Live Movie Maker is available through Windows Live Essentials, there's no need to download and install a separate video creation program. As long as the output device supports WMV files, everything should work fine. Windows Live Movie Maker offers a familiar design for users accustomed to Vista and Windows 7 operating systems, and it provides a mixed variety of effects that really enhance existing videos or animated photo albums. While it offers only one video format option, Windows Live Movie Maker is easy to use and works best for creating video presentations to share with friends and family.