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Edit Kodak Playsport Zx3/Zi8/ Zx1 videos in Windows Movie Maker

Kodak released a series of camcorder, each one has their own features. It enriches our daily life. Now record every detailed moment about our daily life becomes possible. More and more people would like to share others about their happiness. The most popular of Kodak Camcorders these days are Kodak Playsport Zx3, Zi8, Zx1.

The Kodak Playsport Zx3 is an exciting ultracompact camcorder from Kodak that combines a Full HD recording capability with a body that’s waterproof up to 3 meters

The Kodak Zi8 is an ultracompact camcorder with some impressive specs: Full 1920 × 1080 HD recording, a 5 megapixel still image capability, and a 3.5mm external microphone jack. Even with these strong specs.

The Kodak Zx1 represents another addition to the growing market of ultra-compact budget camcorders that record HD video. While the current market is dominated by Pure Digital’s Flip line of camcorders, products like the Kodak Zx1 and Sony Webbie HD camcorders offer their own unique designs, settings, and features—all in an attempt to produce a simple video recording experience.

These Kodak camcorder gives you shinning experience on shooting video in 1080 HD videos. There are even more stunning features attract camcorder fans such as share video YouTube, Face book, and with pre-load video software to edit videos. However, think a second, you, PC users. How to import Kodak Playsport Zx3/Zi8/ Zx1 video to windows movie maker to view videos? Kodak videos are MOV extension. Windows Movie Maker, the office software for Microsoft installed on PC, unfortunately is incompatibility with MOV video format.

To edit Kodak video on Windows Movie Maker, two steps are needed. 1. Convert Kodak video to WMV which is the most acceptable video format for Windows Movie Maker. 2. Edit Kodak video on Windows Movie Maker.
Part I. Convert Kodak video to WMV
Step1. Install and run Kodak Playsport Zx3/Zi8/ Zx1 video converter
Step2. Import video from Kodak Playsport Zx3/Zi8/ Zx1 camcorders onto your PC hard drive
Step3. Add MOV files to the converter
Step4. Choose WMV output format and start to convert Kodak videos.

Part II. Edit converted files in Windows Movie Maker
Step1. Run Windows Movie Maker
Step2. Add video
In the “Movie Task” section, click “Add Video” to browse your computer and load the converted files.
Step3. Edit video as you like. You can edit video by cutting unnecessary part including black top and bottom, and you can add text to the video. Changing background of your video is also available.

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Christmas Present Recommendation—-Share Christmas family video on TV, or on YouTube

Feel hard to locate appropriate Christmas gifts for family members? Want to make something special to surprise everybody? Be annoyed of surfing aimless on the Internet. Don’t want to crazily buy things on the supermarket again. Just calm down, Family members deserve something special. Presents like clothes, toys, electrical equipment, etc are necessary, yet if you can make something special, you will win the applause. Follow the steps below, learn how to make everybody shrieking.

  1. Collect everybody’s picture or video clips from teenage to now. As funny as possible. Grandma and grandfather will be moved to see their pictures in their young age. Parents will be happy to recall every detail about their marriage. Of course, the new birth will be the most important things for everybody in the family. So collect pictures as much as possible.
  2. Shot those pictures with your camera. Order them as you wish. Upload them to Windows Movie Maker to make a family video. Add text for every photo as well as video clips. Insert the family song in the video. By the way, don’t forget to add your New Year wishes in the end of the video.
  3. Save the video with WMV format. If you want to share the video on TV. Convert it to MP4 which is the most acceptable video with video converter tools as you like. On Christmas Eve. Play it in front of everybody. Everyone will be focused on your masterpiece. Or you can upload Windows Movie Maker video to YouTube to share the happy moment with people all around the world.
  4. If you think this video deserves to be collected, you can burn it on CD/DVD.

Tips: When upload WMV video to YouTube, make sure the video is smaller than 2GB and shorter than 10 minutes. And you might find it take too long time to upload the video. That’s because YouTube video is FLV video. The server has to convert WMV video to FLV before showing on the Internet. Actually, if you can convert the video on your computer, it will be much faster.

Other Christmas present recommendation:
For kids: RC helicopter, boats, cars, kids cell phone, Barbies, Electromotion toys, etc.
For parents: Power Balance Health Necklace, Pressure Reduction Necklace with Eye-splice, Massage Slipper, Multi-functional Eye Massager, etc.
For lovers: LED T shirts, Canon digital video camcorder, iPod, etc.

Edit YouTube Video with Windows Movie Maker

Many video edit programs are available these days. Vegas Movie Studio Platinum, Adobe Premiere Elements, etc.  Windows Movie Maker is one of them. It is usually preinstalled in your Windows XP and located on C:\Program Files\Windows Movie Maker. You can use it to edit video clips from your digital camera or phone, or even use it to make your own home movie. It is not the best one. However, it is the most prevalent one for the conveniently accessible as well as free of charge.

Although with many advantage, Windows Movie Maker only supports a limited amount of file formats like WMV, AVI. If you want to produce your own home movie with video clips catch your fancy in YouTube, a couple of things are necessary. Download the YouTube video and then edit it in Windows Movie Maker

Use Firefox plug-in to download YouTube Video
Several solutions can be taken for this process. Google YouTube download tool, and you will find huge amount of tools. If you use Firefox browser, the free Firefox plug-in, named East YouTube Video Downloader, can help you do that job. In Firefox, go to Tools > Add ons, find “Easy YouTube Video Downloader” download it. After installation, you can see a small icon on the status bar at the bottom of the Firefox window. Click it to download the video you are watching. In Video download window, click “download link”, then you can download the video with FLV or MP4 format.

Convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker for edition

Windows Movie Maker often supports video files like asf, avi, .m1v, mp2, .mp2v, mpe, .mpeg, mpg, mpv2, wm, wmv. Edit YouTube video In Windows Movie Maker, we should to convert YouTube video to those video formats that can be compatible in Windows Movie Make. Tenorshare Video Converter is the all-in-one video file format converter that can be used to convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker for edition. Once downloaded and installed on WindowsXP, you can select your WMV or AVI file to convert for use in Windows Movie Maker.

Be free to open Windows Movie Maker,import the converted YouTube video to start a new project. Enjoy the digital life and share your own home movie around!

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