One of the gems of Windows Live Essentials (which are explored quite thoroughly in my book) is Movie Maker which provides dead simple movie editing. The best analogy is one I heard today “Movie Maker is the notepad of video editing tools” (not sure where I heard that though). It’s true enough too, they are about as feature rich as each other, stripped down, bare bones (OK notepad is the most useful tool in Windows). Move Maker’s just received an update and lost it’s “Beta” moniker.
Brilliant 1080p (full HD) output quality, live previews of effects and Windows 7 jump lists are some of the new features since it’s exited Beta.
[via the inimitable Steve Clayton]