Cool mention of Windows Vista Movie Maker and DVD Maker

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2193575,00.asp Yes I know it’s a little gratuitous :-), but I got forwarded this link today and it is very cool to see someone that is really happy using the products you worked on. Also, I know I need to start writing some more posts here and try to add some content instead of links…

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More Expression Encoder stuff

Hot on the heels of the release of the Expression Encoder, Ben Waggoner has worked on some training videos that were produced by Total Training that have now been released. Here are the links Introduction to Expression EncoderEnhancing MediaMetadata, Markers, & SilverlightLive ProductionAdvanced Expression Encoder and you find lots more training of other products in…

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Expression Encoder now available

Expression Encoder (formally called Expression Media Encoder) is now available to download. http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/download.aspx?key=encoder If you’ve been using the earlier preview, then James has a great write up on his blog of the new features that have been added since that time. http://www.clarkezone.net/default.aspx?id=c7a6bb98-f42b-49b6-aeba-e061722d69b8

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RAW Support

I’m not sure how well known this is, but we did work in Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker to use the Windows Imaging Component (WIC) to make sure we supported images in the camera’s RAW format. I know some folks like to shoot photos in the RAW format and previously you would have to…

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Microsoft Expression Media Encoder Preview now available

You  can now download the free trial preview of the Expression Media Encoder. We still have a bunch more work to do, but you can try what’s available at the moment, and please use the newsgroup to give us your feedback. Link to Microsoft Expression Media Encoder

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Top 10 Questions about Expression Media Encoder

Sean Alexander has just posted a list of top 10 questions (and answers) on Expression Media Encoder. Top 10 Questions about Expression Media Encoder If you have any other questions, let us know.

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Expression Media Encoder Demo

Just spotted that the Channel 9 video of James demoing Expression Media Encoder is now up. Here’s the Link

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Microsoft Silverlight

Today we announced Microsoft Silverlight a new cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for developing rich applications for the web. (Microsoft Silverlight was previously known as the lovely acronym WPF/E) Along with this we’re also announcing Expression Media Encoder, which is the product I’ve been working on since leaving the Video Memories Group. We’ve been working very closely…

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Windows Movie Maker 2.6

My old team has just released Windows Movie Maker 2.6 for Vista. If you’re running Vista on a machine that doesn’t have a video card that is capable of running the new GPU pipeline that MovieMaker uses on Vista, then all is not lost. You can now install Windows Movie Maker 2.6 and you’ll be…

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Moved teams

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while. For those that don’t know I recently left the Video Memories Group to go and work on the Expression Media team. It was way back in 1999, that I left the Visual C++ libraries team to go and work in a new group that was…

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