SpiceFX 6 - 10
Wizards to Fix Scenes & Customize Titles, Overlays, Effects, Transitions!
||Pixelan Software, the creators of popular add-ons for many
video editing programs, has released version 6 of its Movie Maker plug-ins. SpiceFX 6 includes 15 Packs that add
more than 675 pre-made, drag-and-drop transitions and effects to Movie Maker. SpiceFX
6 also includes 10 powerful, easy-to-use Wizards to customize titles, overlays, effects,
transitions, and more for Movie Maker. Three Wizards are new (see below), and all existing
Wizards have been significantly enhanced. SpiceFX is compatible with Movie Maker on XP, Vista, AND on Windows 7
(the latter by installing MM2.6 or MM6.0 in Windows 7, as many Movie Maker users have done... Pixelan provides the
simple steps and downloads). SpiceFX 6 is downloadable, easy to install, and affordable. Pixelan
prices start as low as $8!
• SceneFixer™ (new) : Adjustable contrast/brightness AND advanced color correction for MM;
can apply variably within a scene.
• Blur-Sharpen™ (new): Complete control in MM over blurring/sharpening. Several blur types provided;
can variably blur in a scene.
• FilmTouch™ (new): Hundreds of prol presets for popular film looks, each adjustable for brightness,
contrast & effect power.
• PanZoom™: Visually and easily create custom pan zoom MM effects, optimized for high-res output.
• TitleFX™: Drag to place MM titles/text anywhere in a scene. Add new title animations, fade timing,
text effects, etc.
• OverlayFX™: Easily overlay, position,, and enhance in your MM scene any imported still-image, such
as a logo, graphic, or frame.
• AccentFX™: Mix brightness, saturation, borders, etc. to highlight your scene's main subject. Great
for family, sports, event videos.
• SpiceMaster™: Pixelan's long-popular industry-leading organic transitions tool brought to Movie
• PerfectPIP™: Create custom picture in picture (PIP) transitions for Movie Maker, choosing the PIP
shape, style, location, etc.
• TranJelly™: Customizable beveled transitions for MM -- FREE and fully-functional
to keep just by downloading Pixelan's demo!
For more details and demos at Pixelan's website,
Note that buying via this link supports windowsmoviemakers.net!
Windows Live Movie Maker released!
Microsoft has announced Windows Live Movie Maker, available
now as part of Windows Live Essentials. A free download for Windows 7 and Windows Vista PCs that meet the
minimum system requirements. The
revamped version of Movie Maker focuses on ease of use, better file compatibility and built-in publishing to online
Note - Windows Live Movie Maker is not compatible with Windows XP.
Here are some of the Windows Live Movie Maker highlights:
- Sharing videos online with built-in publishing to YouTube
- Burn movies to DVD with a few simple clicks
- Greater editing support for saving files in high-definition formats
- AutoMovie to quickly create movies from videos, photos and music
- Transitions and Effects for video and photos
- Titles, captions and credits with new overlay features
- Audio and soundtrack editing
- Much improved file support including Quicktime, Microsoft Recorded TV Show (.DVR-MS and .WTV), AVCHD and
many MPEG formats
Learn more about Windows Live Movie Maker and be sure to
visit the Windows Live Movie Maker Forum.
PapaJohn's Articles & Tutorials
TV Ratings in Windows Movie Maker
you using Windows Movie Maker to edit your home videos? Have you ever wanted to add the TV Ratings to the top of your
home videos? Microsoft MVP, Blaine Deal, has created a set of custom titles that can be used in Windows Movie Maker
to add the various TV Ratings (Y, Y7, G, PG, 14, MA) to the top left corner of your video.
these custom titles from Blaine's site here.
Using Windows Vista Certified Devices
Movie Maker support forums are filled with posts from users
who need help connecting external devices to a Windows based PC. This frustrating struggle between device and PC has
been an issue for a long time, but this struggle is about to end thanks to Microsoft’s Certified for Windows Vista
Program. - Read the complete article
Rehan's Effects and Transitions
been very active sharing his custom Transitions and Effects under the
Movie Maker forums.
Download his Picture in Picture package which contains 9 pip
effects and icons. Download Now.
Learn more about creating your own custom Transitions and Effects from
View more Movie Maker Add-Ons
Pan Zoom Effects is a custom effects package for Movie Maker 2. It allows you to apply Ken Burns style Pan and Zoom
effects to your still photos and movie clips. Learn
Major Highlights of the package:
- Flexible xml interface: Fully customizable to specify any start and end pan-zoom rectangles.
- Simple alphabet grid to specify start and end regions
- Optimized bilinear filtering algorithm to maintain high pixel quality during zooms and pans.
Using Stock Media
So you want to put together a movie or photo story, but you don't have all the photos or sounds you need to fill
out the project. Enter stock media...read more
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