Have you ever accidentally hit the button on your video camera and got shots of the ground or have your kids borrow the camera and take shots of the dog doing things you’d rather not see? Now, how are your going to get that out of the video so you can send it to grandma and grandpa? Well, if you have Microsoft Windows then you have software for capturing video clips built right in.
Making home movies is not very hard. Getting your computer system to do the job is more difficult. However, finding good software for capturing video clips is even harder. But almost everyone thumbs their nose at the video software, Windows Movie Maker, which comes with Microsoft Windows operating system.
Windows Movie Maker 2 gives you the tools to create, edit and share video clips or home movies. It has drag and drop abilities, special effects, music and narration with a click of the mouse. From the interface you can share your movies or save them back to your camera.
Having moviemaking software on your computer makes it easy to edit video clips including cutting and trimming a video. Windows Movie Maker does everything you want it to do plus more. It’s intended to be a basic tool to casual home video editor might want to do but it’s also good software to capture video clips and add professional looking special effects.
The best part about this software is...it’s free.
Computer systems that have Windows 2000, XP, or Vista have video editing software version 2.0 and 2.6, respectively, on it. If your computer system doesn’t have Windows XP Service Pack 2 or 3 on it you can download Windows Movie Maker version 1.0 from Microsoft free of charge.
Why not use free software for capturing video clips and making movies rather than spending hundreds and sometimes thousand of dollars when you have one that comes with your operating system?