Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Windows Live Movie Maker Works Great on the New Computers in Lab 21

The Life Arts Team sponsored a field trip to Sleeping Giant State Park in the fall of 2010 for all 7th graders. Mrs. Vescovi and some students captured video clips to commenmorate the day. She returned the flip camera with the video clips to me, and I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't get time to work with them until the fall of 2011. Last year we had a lot of problems trying to edit video using Windows Movie Maker. The computers had been upgraded such that we were running Windows 7 on top of the old XP operating system. Most everything worked great except for Windows Movie Maker Live, the version that came with Windows 7. Unfortunately, almost every time we'd get a project started, it would crash and all the work would be lost.
I am very pleased to announce that editing the video clips on the brand new computers in Lab 21 with native Windows 7 operating system and using Windows Live Movie Maker worked like a charm. It still took a lot of time for me to watch all the clips,edit them, put in transitions and titles, and render the final product, but it was worth it, and it went seamlessly. I look forward to working with the students this year as they produce their own videos to enhance curricular projects.
Enjoy the trip to Sleeping Giant:

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