Simply put, Windows Live Movie Maker sucks. I don’t want to use stronger language than that, but I would have to if I wanted to describe just how much it sucks. According to the info I found searching the web, it actually has less features than the earlier versions. The hell? It’s completely lacking in features, and the features it does have are totally unintuitive.
I tried downloading the trial version of Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas, but as usual, technology is not on my side – after hours of trying, I couldn’t access either one. So I used Windows Live Movie Maker for the above project, which in part explains why it has so many problems. The timing is poor, and the text is awkward and doesn’t move. The thing is, whenever I tried to fix these problems it ended up creating even more problems. The computer problems I mentioned in the last post are still around, and they’re definitely no help, either. In the end, I just said to hell with it and submitted this.
By the way, after submitting that video – but before finishing this post – I both upgraded Windows Live Move Maker to the superior 2011 version, and might have figured out how to get to my Adobe Premiere trial. So maybe the next video will be a little better. For now, here’s a non-comprehensive compilation of the stuff I’ve made in the past four weeks.