Dean Rowe's WebLog

Expression Encoder with little bits of MovieMaker and DVD Maker.

  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Xbox games in 720p

    • 1 Comments
    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...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Medipad

    • 5 Comments
    Thought some of you might be interested in an extremely early shot of "MediaPad", before it came Windows Movie Maker. Well here it is. At this early stage we were just basically experimenting with some UI bits and pieces. Fortunately we have program managers...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Benford's Law

    • 1 Comments
    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...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    And Windows Movie Maker was called?

    • 3 Comments
    Mediapad. If you used notepad to edit notes, wouldn't you use Mediapad to edit media? This was just our internal name until the name Windows Movie Maker was decided upon. Frankly, I'm glad we changed the name. I'll try to see if I can dig out a screenshot...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Windows Movie Maker's first name?

    • 5 Comments
    Back in 1999, when we first started writing a video application we didn't begin by calling it Windows Movie Maker, that name came later. Does anybody know or can guess what its internal name was at the beginning? I'll give the answer tomorrow - oh the...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Virtual Earth

    • 1 Comments
    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.
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    New Microsoft Pro Photo Website

    • 0 Comments
    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.
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    TechEd 2005 Podcasts

    • 0 Comments
    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
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Get a Life

    • 1 Comments
    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”...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    New Windows Desktop Search released

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Where are the posts?

    • 1 Comments
    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...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Images and Windows Movie Maker

    • 13 Comments
    [Article updated Apr 26th 04 to show how to create a video file that is more than one frame] A few weeks ago, in the Windows Movie Maker newsgroup, there was a thread about images and what size they should be created at to work optimally without being...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Windows Media Developer Center

    • 5 Comments
    The Windows Media Developer Center has just been launched on MSDN. It's goal is to provide a single starting point for all developer questions and information about the Windows Media technologies. More infomation will be added over the coming months.
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Earthquake Effect

    • 7 Comments
    Someone over on the WindowsMovie Maker.NET forums wanted an Earthquake effect. Link - Earth Quake Effect ? jeb314 replied with a little XML snipped to create a custom effect based upon the Age filter. He modified the parameters to turn the Age value...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Do you want a job on the MovieMaker test team?

    • 2 Comments
    Do you want an opportunity to directly affect the quality of the MovieMaker? Well then the test team have a couple of opportunities that might interest you. Software Development Engineer/Test Software Development Engineer/Test The right folks will get...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Do you want a job on the MovieMaker team?

    • 3 Comments
    If you're interested, we currently have an opening on the development team for a Software Development Engineer . It's a fun place to work and I'd highly recommend it.
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    What does a more complicated Movie Maker timeline look like?

    • 8 Comments
    In my previous articles Collection Preview vs. Timeline Preview , Transitions on the timeline , and Effects on the timeline I showed what a DirectShow graph looks like for very simple MovieMaker timelines. Well what do they look like if you have a timeline...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    What can I do if I upgrade to Windows XP SP2 and Windows Movie Maker 2.1 is not installed successfully?

    • 16 Comments
    [EDIT - 06/28/05: Added information of extra folder location in Step 6 below] Well first of all you should check to see whether Windows Movie Maker 2.1 is properly installed. To determine this we need to do the following: · Go to the folder...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Off to CES in Las Vegas

    • 4 Comments
    I'm off to the Consumer Electronic's Show in Las Vegas. I've never been to Las Vegas before so I'm sure it'll be a very interesting experience. If any of you happen to be going, stop by the Windows Movie Maker station in the Microsoft booth and say Hi...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    A Sad Day

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Effects on the timeline

    • 2 Comments
    As promised on my post about transitions , here is how effects work. Effects are very similar to transitions, except that instead of having two inputs they just have one input. They take the video frames in, apply whatever effect they’re implementing...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Transitions on the timeline

    • 2 Comments
    On my Collections vs Timeline Preview post rehan asked an interesting question about where transitions and effects fit in the graph. Well let’s find out shall we? Brushing off my video editing skills, I made the following MovieMaker timeline. I imported...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Collection Preview vs. Timeline Preview

    • 11 Comments
    If you drag one clip to the timeline within Windows Movie Maker and preview it you may think that the process that goes on is very similar to when you preview the clip within the collection view. Well, although there are a few similarities there are a...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Learning to Fly

    • 0 Comments
    Saw this link on Mikehall's blog . It's a video teaching people how to fly in Halo 2 by using the sword. Pretty cool stuff and the video was made in Windows Movie Maker 2 too.
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Halo 2

    • 1 Comments
    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...
Page 3 of 4 (93 items) 1234