making short movie... iPhone

Using pics and short clips from iPhone, I like to make a short movie. I have MS MovieMaker to compose, edit, and possibly add new audio to it.

Q1: Can MovieMaker handle pics and clips produced by iPhone?
Q2: Any other suggestions without me having to buy new softwares and/ or equipments?

Thank you.
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAsked:
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bashtechCommented:
Thank you for your question. Yes, MovieMaker can handle pics and clips produced by the iPhone. the iPhone makes JPG/JPEG images which most modern applications for editing film support.  There are a lot of software choices out there to facilitate your needs. Just be mindful that each suite has its own respective limitations and it will up to you to decide what works for you and what does not.

1) Adobe Premier CS5
2) Pinnacle
3) Vegas Pro 11
4) Magix Movie Edit Pro
5) FX Studio

Editing video can take a lot of system resources, especially if you are on Windows. Not all of us can afford fancy expensive equipment. Start small and grow into your shoes. Make sure your Windows machine has at least 6GB of RAM to work with. Please note that you must have a 64-bit Windows operating system in order for the system to recognize 4GB or more of RAM. The rest is all on you, some creativity and the magic sauce; passion. Good luck!

Best Regards,

//bashtech
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IanThCommented:
and the more cores you have the better dont try this with a single core cpu as its more suited to at least a quad core
an i5 or i7 or amd bulldozer
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Nancy McCulloughCommented:
Q1: Can MovieMaker handle pics and clips produced by iPhone?

YES. You can import your pics and clips from your iPhone to your computer using conversion software. This is a Mac vs Windows situation.... (iphone vs moviemaker)  

Q2: Any other suggestions without me having to buy new softwares and/ or equipments?

Because Mac is so extraordinarily proprietary, yes, you may need to buy imTOO Movie Maker for Mac: http://www.imtoo.com/movie-maker-mac.html. This will allow your iPhone to work seamlessly with your software and will avoid the hassle of downloading various conversion software packages that may or may not do what you want.

You DO NOT need a bigger /faster /stronger computer. If you have a Mac, and it has been purchased within the last 4 years, you should be fine. If you are trying to use Mac software on a Windows computer - it won't work. Mac software on a Mac computer only. If you only have a PC, then you might have to fiddle with the various conversion software packages to try to get it to convert properly for ya.....

IF you are doing professional quality production with major detail and 3D effects, a faster /stronger computer would be best. If you are an average user, an average computer should be fine.
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d4durveshCommented:
check this with live demo,
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-amazing-short-films-free-software/

and i think movie maker is not good as better applications and software are available in market.
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Nancy McCulloughCommented:
Again - it depends on whether you are producing something for the movie screen or your screen. Independent film at home is easily accomplished via Movie Maker. Are there better options in the market? Sure. But to which market are you referring? Professional or personal?

 
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