Instant Movie Maker can take raw video footage and create movies with various movie clips, audio tracks, and scene transitions in three steps, says InterVideo. Step one imports media sources such as video or image files, and allows for insertion of the desired background music. In step two, one of the twelve preset movie styles is selected. In step three, users specify output preferences such as DVD, VCD, or SVCD, as well as output to the hard drive. Additionally, users can use the preview button to view the movie before it is actually output to the source.
Instant Movie Maker contains two modules: Instant Movie and Archive Video to Disc. It is designed to simplify creating home videos from DV camcorders and saving them to a disc or a file. With InterVideo's editing and filter technology, the editing mechanism integrated in the software will automatically go through captured video clips while analyzing and detecting key scenes from video footage. Once the analysis stage is completed, it automatically cuts and synchronizes these highlights to the rhythm of the chosen music. Also integrated with Instant Movie Maker is InterVideo's UniPass technology that skips the rendering until the end and cuts movie-making time.
Compatible with Windows 2000 and XP systems, the suggested price of Instant Movie Maker is $49.95.