Cool mention of Windows Vista Movie Maker and DVD Maker,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…


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…


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…


Helping Chris Pirillo

I managed to come across Chris Pirillo’s post where he said he was breaking up with Vista. Well his number 2 reason was that Windows Movie Maker crashes on a regular basis. Well I couldn’t let that statement go without saying something :-), so I posted a comment offering help. Chris replied and with some…


Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker SDK Released

Looks like we’ve now got the Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker SDK available on Link You can now create custom transitions and effects for Vista Movie Maker and your own custom DVD menu styles all using the power of the GPU.


New Camcorders

A colleague from the Movie Maker team recently sent an email with the following list of Camcorders that were talked about at CES 2007. Sony (16 new camcorders): HDV: 2 (HDR-HC5/7) AVCHD: 2 (HDR-UX5/7) HDD: 5 (DCR-SR42/62/82, DCR-SR200/300) DVD: 4 (DCR-DVD108/308/408/508) miniDV: 3 (DCR-HC28/38/48) Canon (7 new camcorders): DVD: 4 (DC210/220/230, D50) miniDV: 3 (ZR800/830/850) Panasonic (8 new camcorders): AVCHD:…


Windows DVD Maker and Aspect Ratios

You may have noticed an innocent little setting in the options dialog called DVD aspect ratio. It allows you a single choice between 4:3 and 16:9. You might think this will cause everything on the disc to be rendered as 4:3 or 16:9. However, as you may be aware, DVD’s allow a mixture of aspect…


British pensioner becomes star on YouTube

I just love this story. He also happens to use Movie Maker for his videos which is always nice to see.  


Vista Beta 2

Today, we announced the release of Vista Beta 2. It’s very cool to know that the new versions of Movie Maker and especially Windows DVD Maker are suddenly going to be in a lot of people’s hands. Personally I’m very much looking forward to seeing the feedback as it rolls in. I’m now running Vista…


New Windows Vista Team Blog

The Windows Vista team blog was recently launched and includes posts from Lorrin Maughan who is a Product Manager with the Windows Client Marketing organization which covers Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker. There is one post about the Windows Photo Gallery but expects more posts about Movie Maker and DVD Maker in the…