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Expression Encoder with little bits of MovieMaker and DVD Maker.

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    Overview of Expression Encoder 2

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    The session that our very own James and Charles did at Mix this morning is already online.  I haven't had a chance to watch it myself yet, but I'm sure James and Charles did an excellent job.
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    New Camcorders

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    A colleague from the Movie Maker team recently sent an email with the following list of Camcorders that were talked about at CES 2007. Sony (16 new camcorders): HDV: 2 ( HDR-HC5/7 ) AVCHD: 2 ( HDR-UX5/7 ) HDD: 5 ( DCR-SR42/62/82, DCR-SR200/300 ) DVD:...
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    Expression Encoder 2 Beta now available

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    Our very own James has done a great job listing all the new features of Expression Encoder 2, over on the Expression Encoder team blog. Check out the post here , and you can download the Beta here . One of the things I've been working on for our version...
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    Top 10 Questions about Expression Media Encoder

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    Sean Alexander has just posted a list of top 10 questions (and answers) on Expression Media Encoder. Top 10 Questions about Expression Media Encoder If you have any other questions, let us know.
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    RAW Support

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    I'm not sure how well known this is, but we did work in Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker to use the Windows Imaging Component (WIC) to make sure we supported images in the camera's RAW format. I know some folks like to shoot photos in the RAW...
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    Expression Encoder now available

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    Expression Encoder (formally called Expression Media Encoder) is now available to download. http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/download.aspx?key=encoder If you've been using the earlier preview, then James has a great write up on his blog of...
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    More Expression Encoder stuff

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    Hot on the heels of the release of the Expression Encoder, Ben Waggoner has worked on some training videos that were produced by Total Training that have now been released. Here are the links Introduction to Expression Encoder Enhancing Media Metadata...
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    Benford's Law

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    Well I’d never heard of Benford’s Law before but it states that if you look at a bunch of numbers, then 1 appears as the first digit about 30% of the time. For example if you take the area in square kilometres of each country in the world you’ll find...
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    Xbox games in 720p

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    We've announced the initial list of original Xbox games that will be playable on the Xbox 360. Compatible List The cool thing that was announced though, is that the games will be up scaled to 720p utilizing the anti-aliasing capabilities of the...
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    Try Windows Vista Beta 2

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    Most of you have probably already seen this but just in case, you can now download Windows Vista Beta 2 (or order a DVD) and try out Windows DVD Maker and the latest Windows Movie Maker. Windows Vista Beta 2 You can also give Office 2007 a try as...
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    British pensioner becomes star on YouTube

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    I just love this story. He also happens to use Movie Maker for his videos which is always nice to see. http://news.com.com/British+pensioner+becomes+YouTube+star/2100-1025_3-6105018.html http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=geriatric1927
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    New Windows Vista Team Blog

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    The Windows Vista team blog was recently launched and includes posts from Lorrin Maughan who is a Product Manager with the Windows Client Marketing organization which covers Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker. There is one post about the Windows...
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    Windows XP Media Center 2005 is launched

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    There are a lot of new features in this release, not least of which is Windows Movie Maker 2.1 with DVD Burning. I should point out that the web page does indicate that the DVD Burning features may vary manufacturer so that’s something to check first...
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    High Definition Movies Coming to the Internet

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    Cool story I happened to see on IMDB’s News page . CinemaNow said that they’re going to start making high-definition movies available for download using the Windows Media High Definition format. I’ve used CinemaNow before to watch a movie using my Media...
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    Creating Custom Effects and Transitions in Windows Movie Maker

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    Not quite happy with the supplied transitions and effects in Movie Maker? Well for all you developers out there, you can create your own custom effects and transitions for use in Windows Movie Maker. Just check out the following article in MSDN which...
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    Capturing Video in Windows Movie Maker 2.1 by Using DV Pass-Through

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    In a previous post I wrote about how we've now fixed DV Pass-Through in Movie Maker 2.1. Subsequent to that post we've now published an article on capturing video in Windows Movie Maker 2.1 by using DV Pass-Through which gives a nice overview of how you...
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    Improving your movie's sound

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    Want to make your home movie sound like a Hollywood movie, then you need to check out http://www.filmsound.org . There's a lot of information here, including the invaluable Film Sound Clichés which amongst other things will tell you that. Car breaks must...
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    Halo 2

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    Halo 2 has been out for almost a week now and I haven’t mentioned it on my blog? What kind of blogger can I be? Well we probably have a biased view of things up here in Redmond but it seems like everyone was talking about it last week. I did pick it up...
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    Virtual Earth

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    Virtual Earth is now live. I'd have to say it's pretty darn cool. The Channel 9 guys have a video up that has an interview with some of the members of the team and shows off some of the cool stuff.
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    Get a Life

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    A bunch of us from Microsoft went to see the new Star Wars movie the other day. On the drive back to the campus I happened to notice that one of the local churches had a sign near the road which was blank except for the following text “Get a Life”...
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    Where are the posts?

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    I know I haven't been posting as much as I was hoping to recently. Unfortunately we're in a bit of a crunch mode at work at the moment, so I've been a little busier than normal. I will try to post more when we get over this current little bump. Cheers...
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    New Windows Desktop Search released

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    Looks like we've released the MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search today. I've installed it on a couple of my machines and it looks a lot better than the previous beta they had released. They have a cool preview window with the search results...
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    TechEd 2005 Podcasts

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    You may have already caught this but Microsoft did a whole bunch of Podcasts from TechEd this year and several of them were made with Windows MovieMaker. TechEd Podcasts
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    New Microsoft Pro Photo Website

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    For the professional photographers out there (and I know a bunch of them use Windows Movie Maker) the new Microsoft Pro Photo Website is now live.
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    A Sad Day

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    I’ve just noticed that Syon Bhattacharya passed away yesterday after fighting stomach cancer through a post on Larry Ostermans’s blog I never really knew Syon but he was instrumental in the early days of MovieMaker when we were hooking up Direct Show...
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