What is Windows 10
Movie Maker and
How Can You Use It?

Whether you’re an amateur interested in family videos or a future professional getting your first taste of film editing, Windows Movie Maker has been an essential video editing program for many years. Coming free with most versions of Windows, it has allowed millions to do some basic editing of video. The useful reign of Movie Maker ended as of the beginning of January 2017, when the program was discontinued. However, its replacement, Windows Story Remix, is a vast improvement. Story Remix, however, is built into the Photos app. Here is how to find it:

  • Launch Photos
  • Click Collections tab
  • Choose the photos and videos you want in your video
  • Click Add to (+)
  • Select video
  • Give the video a name and the editor will show up

If you are really set on Movie Maker, Microsoft still allows you to download it. All you have to do is visit the Microsoft store and search. You will find Movie Maker with some great improvements. Movie Maker for Windows 10 is an easy to use video editing system that allows you to make home movies, videos, and other great video content with very little knowledge. It has all of the basic editing features needed to edit several videos together and adjust the overall look. It has a very small learning curve, so even someone who has never worked with video editing tools before will find it easy to get a grip on pretty quickly.


  • Edit videos: trimming, rotating, joining multiple videos
  • Support most popular media formats: mp4, wmv, mkv, mov, avi, mpeg, mpg, mts, jpg, png, gif, mp3, m4a, wav
  • Make movies from photos, videos, music with professional transition effects like: wave, pixellate, cross-zoom, fading, etc
  • Improve the quality of photos by variety of color filters
  • Customize the appearance and duration of photos and videos
  • Add text captions to your photos and videos with customizable fonts, size and colors
  • Preview the output video before saving
  • Quickly resume to the last project

Minimum System Requirements

Your device must meet all minimum requirements to open this product. Here are the system requirements for Movie Maker for Windows 10:

  • Windows 10
  • Architecture x86, x64
  • DirectX Version 9

Recommended System Requirements

Your device should meet these requirements for the best experience:

  • OS Windows 10
  • Architecture x86, x64
  • DirectX DirectX 12 API, Hardware Feature Level 11

How Can You Use It?

Story Remix comes with the Fall 2017 Windows 10 update. It can be found in the Photos app under the two new options in your Photos menu: Video remix and Video project. To begin editing videos, follow these simple steps:

Step #1:

Open Photos

Step #2:

Click Create in the top right corner

Step #3:

Click Video remix or Video project depending on which function you prefer his depends on if you want to simply have Photos create the video for you, or if you want to do the editing yourself. If you select remix, Photos will add transitions and do other editing for you. To do this yourself, click Video project.

Step #4:

Select the video or image you want to edit, then click Add

Step #5:

Give the project a name

Step #6:

Click Create video At this point, Photos will scan in the video and you can begin the editing process (if you choose the Video project option.

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