[update] check out the download site now with sample content
[update] Kip now has his review up at Liveside
The new version of Windows Live Movie Maker popped out of the Redmond oven today and I think it’s a big step forward. To be honest, the beta version that shipped in Wave 3 of Windows Live Essentials didn’t hit the spot and was seen as many as a step backwards.
This new version adds some sparkle to movie making with a ribbon toolbar, new transitions and effects and the AutoMovie feature. You can post directly to YouTube (and Smugmug, Picasa etc) from the app, create HD movies and apply some professional looking video effects to the movie and your titles. Oh and it supports Jump Lists in Windows 7 🙂
Many will like the Auto Movie but my favourite feature is Live Preview which allows you to apply a visual effect like sepia and see it applied immediately.
RedmondPie has the first independent review I’ve seen.
Hope you like it!