With the camcorder market exploding, homemade videos are showing upeverywhere-from PDAs to laptops to large-screen TVs. However, that doesn'tnecessarily mean that the content of those videos is interesting or evenwatchable. To turn those hours of vacation video into captivating, viewerfriendlycontent, readers need this no-nonsense task-based guide. Throughsimple, step-by-step instructions peppered with plenty of visual aids, thisfriendly volume shows readers how to employ the Movie Maker 2 video-editingsoftware that came free with Windows XP to edit their videos and share themwith family and friends. Video guru Jan Ozer offers a visual approach to avisual product, covering all the transitions, title options, and 2-D special effectsthat are included in Movie Maker 2. Readers will learn how to create wipes,dissolves, freeze frames, and more in the process of producing a finishedproduct that they'll be proud to email to friends, post on their Web sites, orcopy to CD or DVD.
Jan Ozer is a contributing editor for PC Magazine and eMedia. He?s written numerous books about digital video (including Pinnacle Studio 8 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide and MyDVD 5 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide) and teaches courses in digital video, most recently at the University of Wisconsin.