Fortunately, I have finally found a solution in the form of muvee Reveal software. This innovative program has allowed me to clear the clutter off of my computer and enjoy all the family photos that I have accumulated at last.
Muvee Reveal version 8 is the newest release from muvee, a company that has been offering the highest quality movie-making software for almost 10 years. This program flawlessly combines photos, videos and music to create professional looking movies that can then be burnt to DVD, saved to computer or even uploaded to Facebook or YouTube.
There are so many features that I love about this program. First of all, it analyses photos and videos, and then syncs them to the music I choose for my movie. No matter what songs I select, the photos and video follow the theme of the music. Also, it includes a magicMoments feature that allows me to choose points in my video that I want to highlight and parts that I want to exclude. Since home videos can often contain long stretches of no action, this was a great option. A music trimming feature allows me to do the same thing with my music. And an optional narration feature even allows me to plug in a microphone and narrate the movie’s events.
The different styles of movie are amazing. For the more traditional shows, classic page-turning scrapbook or rolling filmstrip styles are available. For more action-packed movies, high energy and quick moving styles like Kinetic and Hexplode pop the video from one moment to another. Even the color saturation and effects can be edited to suit my preferences. The movie below was made with the Kinetic style and gives a quick example of what muvee Reveal version 8 can do.
Customizable title and credit screens allow each movie to appear professionally complete. A logo option allows businesses to place their logo in the bottom corner of the screen throughout the movie. And when both media and music are added, a handy tips feature advises me on whether or not I have the correct ratio of media to music to ensure that my movie will look its absolute best.
My husband and I got the chance to put this software to the ultimate test after my son’s first field trip with his playschool class. My husband compiled more than 200 pictures and four songs into an amazing half-hour scrapbook-style video and then burnt DVDs for every parent. As an added bonus, he was able to choose the number of discs that he wanted to burn so that after the video encoded he only had to make a quick switch of the discs to burn all of the necessary copies.
While the program does have a glitch or two (it caused my poor outdated computer to freeze up a few times), it has some nice built-in protections for such occasions. When I restarted the program after it froze, I was given the option of reloading my previous session. Less than a minute later all of my photos, videos and music were back in place and my movie was ready to be saved.
Best of all, I am finally converting my photos and video into a format that I can enjoy at any time and share with anyone. I love being able to pop in a DVD and watch my family’s memories whenever I want. And my husband has really enjoyed being able to share his movies with relatives in other places by uploading them to Facebook. Thanks to muvee Reveal version 8, our photos are presented in the most professional way imaginable and our videos are the envy of the town.
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