Windows Movie Maker 2012 16.4.3522.110

Windows Movie Maker 2012 is a free video editing software manufactured by Microsoft

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    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
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    6.8 (1472)
Windows Movie Maker 2012 16.4.3522.110
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Windows Movie Maker 2012 is a great tool for video editing novices who want to develop an understanding of how to make a short video. The 2012 edition of this software is completely free. It has an easy-to-use interface that allows for users to visually see a timeline of their video as they edit it, drag and drop media, and easily search for new music to overlay. Once in the timeline, users can trim, move, edit, and completely personalize their content in a natural and native way.

There are many different filters and effects that users can apply to their pictures and videos to make them fit the mood of the piece. These can be chosen individually for each slide or can be applied to all slides with just a click of a button. One of the newest additions in Windows Movie Maker 2012 is the video stabilization feature. The video stabilizer feature allows for users to take their shaky homemade movies and turn them into a more smooth and comfortable viewing experience.

Users can add captions, written titles, and even credits to the end of the video creating a more cinematic creation. In addition to adding written titles and captions over top of videos, users can also record themselves narrating their slides.

Users who are used to using other Windows software will love the ease and intuitiveness of Windows Movie Maker 2012. Even if users are not familiar with editing video and photos, things like copy, paste, fonts, and the editing tools have the same icons as in all of the Windows software. Users can easily identify the tools that they want and need, all the while trying out new things that they may not have known before. Windows Movie Maker 2012 also allows for easy sharing and downloading.


  • easy to use interface, especially for current Windows users
  • the video stabilization feature
  • great for video editing novices who want to learn
  • timeline view allows for native and intuitive editing.


  • not very robust for more advanced video editors
  • longer videos take more time to export

Using Windows Move Maker 2012 allows you to turn Video clips and images turn into movies with one of the simplest workflows offered by video production software. Microsoft has clearly aimed to increase accessibility with the masses with Movie Maker 2012 and its user-friendly interface. Users of all skill levels can produce home movies with relative amounts of polish.

Video Timeline

Most of Windows Movie Maker 2012's interface has an emphasis on its timeline feature. The program invites users to click on the timeline to browse for audio and video files to add to a new project. You can also drop media directly into the timeline.

Sorting the order of your media consist of dragging and dropping them inside of the timeline. Movie Maker 2012's preview menu lies next to the timeline, offering you the ability to check your project's progress at anytime.

Editing Tools

Movie Maker 2012's editing tools are split over the "Edit" and "Home" tabs. Users can find basic editing tools like "Rotate," "Copy" and "Paste" under the Home tab, while they can find Movie Maker 2012's more advanced toolsthe Edit tab. Advanced tools include split, trim, video stabilization, speed and duration.

Transitions and Visual Effects

The overuse or conservative use of transitions and video effects can make or break a video project by elevating it into a professional-grade production or relegating it to a distracting mess. Movie Maker 2012 offers a several transitions and visual effects, many of which are reminiscent of PowerPoint effects. However, there are some standard effects you can use to produce a tasteful, contemporary video. Notable transitions include "Crossfade" and "Pan," while laudable effects include "Black and White" and "Sepia."


Movie Maker 2012 allows you to drop audio directly on top of videos in the program's timeline. You can also record audio for your video using narration feature under the program's Home tab. The audio appears beneath the video feed so that you can visualize the audio's duration and compare it to the length of your videos. The Edit tab includes editing tools for audio, enabling you to use fade effects and adjust the speed of your audio.

The Verdict

Windows Movie Maker 2012 is perfect for composing home videos in short amounts of time. It provides all the tools necessary to generate a quality video production. If you're looking for more advance editing tools and support for third-party plug-ins, you'll have to look further than Movie Maker 2012. However, Movie Maker 2012 offers a lot of editing power when considering the program is free.


  • Intuitive interface
  • Rounded group of effects
  • Support a variety of media files


  • No support for third-party plugins
  • has only one video track
  • while rounded, the effects cache is small

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