Microsoft releases its first video-editing Windows Phone app, Movie Moments

Windows Phone has lacked a major video editing app since the operating system launched, but that's changing today with Microsoft's release of Movie Moments.

The app, which is available for download in the Windows Phone Store, allows users to trim and edit videos with basic features, such as adding captions or music. Users are presented with a basic walkthrough when using Movie Moments, with four steps guiding them through the video-creating process: trimming, creating captions, adding music and saving/sharing the final copy. Videos created with the app are limited to 60 seconds, but users can record lengthier segments and trim them to the minute time frame.

Currently, there are no options for transitions or special effects, though it's likely such features will be added in future releases. Movie Moments is also available on Windows 8.1; it and the Windows Phone 8.1 version are now jointly listed as a universal app. The apps are currently the same in terms of capabilities; they both have the same caption styles, and the same select songs can be downloaded (users can also choose songs from their devices).

Movie Moments for Windows Phone 8.1 is available for free and weighs in at just 5MB.

Source: Windows Phone Store via Windows Phone Blog

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Are we speaking strictly from ones own self assessment? ... then yes ;)

As for all else it is a nice quick editing tool. Nothing fancy, but then it doesn't have to be, does it?

pirate78 said,
Are we speaking strictly from ones own self assessment? ... then yes ;)

As for all else it is a nice quick editing tool. Nothing fancy, but then it doesn't have to be, does it?

I thought we were coming up with new words? Y SO CEREAL?

I agree! Windows Movie Maker was awesome. The fact that Windows Essentials still gets minor updates gives me hope that a future update is still possible. I hope they do, it was a great piece of popular software.

j2006 said,
I agree! Windows Movie Maker was awesome. The fact that Windows Essentials still gets minor updates gives me hope that a future update is still possible. I hope they do, it was a great piece of popular software.

Movie maker was AWESOME. Live Movie Maker is a piece of crap.

warwagon said,
Cool. I miss the old Movie maker app that was in XP and Vista. After that they moronicfied (New Word!) it. So sad!

This is the installer for Movie Maker 2.6
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34
Official Description "Movie Maker 2.6 is for Windows Vista users whose computer cannot run the Vista version of Movie Maker."

Installs on Windows 7 correctly, I just don't think it creates a short cut in the start menu.