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Microsoft Windows Movie Maker: I'm the next Steven Spielberg – "Star Wipe!"

So, I have a ton of pictures that I take with my Sprint Pocket PC 6700. I decided to take some and make probably the most basic movie, slideshow with some music. Works pretty well. You can just import the pics, import the music, say “AutoMovie” and then edit the beginning and ending credits.

The transitions are added automagically and it actually looks pretty good. Reminds of the time Homer tries to make a dating video for Flanders

Lisa: OK, I finished editing the gardening sequence. . .
Homer: OK, from here we star wipe to a glamour shot of Flanders paying his bills, then we star wipe to Flanders brushing his teeth
. . .
Lisa: Dad, there are other wipes besides star wipes. . .
Homer: Why eat hamburger when you can have steak?
Lisa: I’m taking my name off this thing.

Homer Simpson - Star Wipe

Anyways, you can publish out different formats (well, not different formats – just WMV from what I see) , but publish out different sizes (email, your computer, etc) which just makes the quality better or worse depending on size.

Might next gadget just might have to be a digital video camera. It’s only the next logical step. 🙂

By Steve Novoselac

Director of Digital Technology @TrekBikes, Father, Musician, Cyclist, Homebrewer

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