Back in November, Microsoft Mobile released Movie Creator exclusively for Lumia Windows Phones and the Surface. Since that time, we have not seen too much in the way of updates or new features, but that changes today.
The latest version is now live in the Store for Lumia Windows Phones (sorry, HTC One owners) and those with a Surface Pro device (but not a Surface 3, ironically). Here is what is new.
Movie Creator Beta v 22.214.171.124
- Support for 4K video input with max 1080p output (on supported device models)
- Select photos and videos from OneDrive
- Change video speed
- Change caption & title font family / size / position
- Miscellaneous bug fixes
The biggest addition here is, of course, the ability for the app to use 4K videos. Granted, it will not output those videos as 4K. Instead, it downscales them to 1080p, which should be fine for most uses.
The OneDrive integration is superb, as it allows you to edit and create new movie montages with video stored in the cloud. Likewise, you still get the ability to use 'Cinemagraphs and more' to complete the supported media of this app.
Additionally, the Surface version of Movie Creator also received an update, although it is a lot less interesting.
Movie Creator Beta 126.96.36.199 or Microsoft Surface
- Minor improvements
However, we should note that the Surface version also had OneDrive integration, and it seems to be on the same level as the version for Lumias.
If you have not tried Movie Creator, it is quite a powerful – yet simple – movie editing app the lets you add text, music, and various videos to create mini-movies. Make sure you read and watch our video tutorial on how to use it:
Otherwise, download or update your current apps and enjoy the new features.
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