The story behind the creation of Video Editor

[MUSIC].>>Today, movies are nothing new. They stem from a long line
of historical developments, from photography to
the silent screen, and finally to 3D cinema. Microsoft has grown alongside recent developments in
photography and film. Now, with the help of technology, everyone can be a director from
the comfort of their own home. If you are a creator who enjoys
making or editing your own movies, you’ve probably heard that Windows
Movie Maker has been retired. But now there’s an even
simpler and easy to use version that lets you be the
director of your own movie, and we added these great new features to help you make movie magic. It’s already in your computer
and it’s called Video Editor. With the new assisted
features in Video Editor, you can add 3D effects to your videos and even add music that
auto paces to to your movie. Great, huh? These are big improvements, but you may not know what led up to its creation or about the changes
we’ve seen along the way. Today, you’re going to discover
how Microsoft has created and built movie making apps that
allow you to tell your story. Ready? Lights, camera, action!>>We made it our mission to create a simple enough tool to bring
video making to the public. I worked on every aspect of the original Windows Movie Maker and continue to work on
the Video Editor today. I have seen entire evolution including the transition
from analog to digital, and from the incorporation of
basic transition to 3D effects. Over time, the application has been improved with
better performance, better graphics, and
better special effects. Windows has always been about serving the greatest
number of people. With Video Editor, our goal was and still is, to help people
bring their stories to life with an app that delivers high-performance but is
simple and easy to use.>>If I step back and look at how our video editing
tools were developed, I see that the process of
creating the tools has changed. Back in the day, we didn’t
actively look at feedback. Today, we look at user feedback daily, making changes more frequently. We are also much more collaborative
when developing features. Where we used to have
a single designer who was responsible for
the look of the app, today we collaborate with multiple designers
proactively working to gather feedback from all areas to better
understand our users needs. As we create new tools, we’re always asking, what users want. We learn a lot from
working with schools. Recently, we visited a
9th grade classroom for a first-hand look at
how students were using video editing in
their school assignments. When we discovered that it would
be helpful for students to have more control over how long
written texts appears on the screen, we added a time-text feature
into the Video Editor. Closeness to our users and better communication among
different members of our team, means that we have a
greater understanding of what our target audience
is trying to accomplish, and we can deliver what they want.>>Although the name
Movie Makers has disappeared, many of the features are still there. Video Editor, which comes
pre-installed for Windows 10, provides many of the
same video and photo import capabilities as Movie Maker including a preview window and a Storyboard that sports
drag-and-drop reordering. There’s also selection of filters, motion effects, text
captioning styles, and a bunch of different
music options. You can get as creative
as you want or allow the Video Editor
to do the heavy lifting. For example, just select
two or more photos and the app will create a video that
includes music and transitions. You can choose to
automatically generate a soundtrack or import your own. Now, satisfied with the results? You can select the
“Remix it for me” button to have the video
completely recreated. The new Video Editor also has tools to help you add special
effects to your movies. This is a unique feature and
we’re really proud of it. There are hundreds of
downloadable 3D objects that you can drop into your
images and videos, and you can even add
simple animations to bring your imagination to life. Please watch this video to
learn how to create your own movie using the fun
features of the Video Editor.>>Video Editor carries on the
tradition of video creation. Through the years, many people have learned how to create a
video using Movie Maker, and for many, including yours truly, it was their first
attempt at video editing. I remember making my
first movie and how special it was to share
with friends and family. And with Video Editor, you’re still the director
of your own movie. I hope you enjoy the
journey and try out all the new assisted
features using music auto pacing or
adding a cool 3D effect. As cinema continues to evolve, so will Video Editor. We hope you’ll be with us
to make movie history. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]


  1. Your Regular Angry IT Guy December 5, 2019 at 12:23 am

    What users want…. Windows Movie Maker. ?

  2. 河端善博 December 5, 2019 at 2:45 am

    ✨? Nice product, and Nice video.
    I hope favorite videos by Microsoft Video Editor , which view over 10,000 times, for share this tool with our friend video creators, YouTubers.

  3. KAASHO MEDIA December 5, 2019 at 3:36 am

    I'm glad I came across this video today. I hope this plight will be taken to consideration by the windows video editor developers. There have been few improvement on text but there is nothing much that be done with it. I mean, it was better if there were options to choose different fonts, text transition and changing the size of the font.
    It would also be very amazing if there more option to work around when adding text such as, adding borders, backgrounds textures.

    Thank you so much team Microsoft.

  4. zsin128! December 5, 2019 at 11:46 am


  5. Timothy Chew December 5, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Wow, that's a lot of work for a very simple app that's effectively Movie Maker with a new skin and a bunch of new effects without the essentials (see the top comment in the feedback center).

    If you're trying to cater to the typical non-techie user, great job! But if you're trying to cater to everyone (which includes power users and professionals), you've got a long way to go to even catch up to Premiere Pro, because you've nailed the 'simple' part, now make an 'expert' mode.

  6. Gabriel Fair December 5, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    I feel like her enthusiasm is only going to lead me to disappointment when i actually try this movie editor

  7. Ah Dindu Nuffin December 5, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Yeah, it was the first my program O&O Appbuster deleted from my PC along with most of the pre-installed junk. Only Movies & TV and Snip & Sketch kept.

  8. Max Mustermann December 5, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Cool, but why does it have to be part of the photos app? That's kind of confusing.

  9. Esemes 16 December 5, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Why'd you greenscreen her in front of a green screen.

  10. Mike Downes December 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Thanks, also subbed as did not know this channel existed.. ?️

  11. 124 December 5, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    So basically it's going to featureless and crap it's self and slow my computer down like the rest of your "apps" right? No thank you.

  12. Nufan December 5, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Lmao I made a Fortnite MONTAGE using this

  13. Aamir Iqbal December 5, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    i see. thanks. how can i uninstall this garbage?

  14. distantlandmusic December 5, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Windows Live Essentials is all we need. Photo Gallery and Movie Maker are both better than crappy Photos/Video Editor.

  15. I.R. Azzam December 6, 2019 at 1:12 am

    lmao 1:12

  16. Roger Lost December 6, 2019 at 4:20 am

    2:24 "We look at user-feedback daily"

    Yeah, you don't pay attention to it though because if you did you'd stop removing functional programs and replacing them with this trash. You'd also fix the terrible UI issues that Windows has had since the abortion that was Windows 8; how many differnt UI styles does Windows have mashed together at this point? Like 10?

    Listening to these goobers read their marketing and lawyer approved scripts is more entertainment than this app will provide.

    4:45 "I remember making my first movie and how special it was to share with friends"

    lol no you don't, you were given this video to present because you're a young, attractive female.

    And this app looks like the video equivalent of Paint 3D: an ugly, useless app with fewer features than the ancient program it's replacing. Why would I want a video editor that automatically adds soulless music and arranges my clips for me? Why would I want to add stupid 3D crap to a video.

  17. scyllabub December 6, 2019 at 8:27 am

    As a user of Windows Movie Maker (having discovered it only after it had been discontinued) I had hoped that Video Editor would be a similar but improved version – no such luck, it's an absolute mess and even lacks the simple features of WMM.

  18. Adi Corrales Magallanes December 6, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    And I still use Movie Maker… select all, apply effect to all photos at the same time, better timeline… Oh! and I keep using Photo Gallery, by the way.

  19. Pramodh Ch December 6, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    I have made 10's of simple videos using this app ? Thanks ? But I still miss WMM ?

  20. asia911 December 6, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    No one is using the Windows Photo app. It's garbage. Just separate the Movie Maker tool from that. No one wants to use a basic water down low function UWP apps. Fix the damn Windows Photo app before combining it with the Video Editor. Seriously fire all the people who are behind these mediocre apps. No wonder Apple users are making fun of Windows.

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