Using Windows 10 Free Quick Video Creator

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Video continues to be an essential tool to communicate with internal staff, carrier partners, clients and prospects. Yet, many people continue to be intimidated by the process of creating, editing, and publishing a video.

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Microsoft offers a simple free video editing solution.

If you have Windows 10, you already have this video editor built in. It’s an easy way to create short videos quickly. The program includes a selection of background music and premade title templates. I decided to create a short video to show you how to use it.

Video Editing with Microsoft Windows 10

While there are quite a few free video editors for Windows, most have a reasonably steep learning curve, and some require a pretty robust computer.

The good news is that even though Microsoft no longer includes their ancient Movie Maker with Windows, they do include an easy-to-use video creator. It is hidden, and unless you know where to look for it, you’ll likely never find it.

But if you have Windows 10 on your computer, Microsoft’s video editor is pre-installed and ready to use.

In the short video below, I show how to find it and how to use it.

As shown in the above video, the editor from Microsoft is probably the most straightforward video editor you’ll ever encounter.

Remember, it doesn’t have many advanced features, but you can quickly convert photos and video clips into a nice looking video.

What do you use to quickly create video?

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8 thoughts on “Using Windows 10 Free Quick Video Creator

  1. Tony, I used Camtasia 2019 for the Screen Recording and the light editing I did (Intro and Outro). It is about $200 and works very well for most projects. It would be great for training videos.

  2. Great stuff, Steve. Thanks as always for leading us to the water! Great demo…I thought of several uses for this tool and how it could help my business with our social media efforts. I’ve started adding videos to our school’s weekly email newsletters using the Camera App (also very simple and built into Windows).

  3. Steve, I’m curious about the video we watched…how did you make that? I’m needing to do some training videos showing my screen and I would like to show the cursor moving around to show the exact steps. Was that also on the built in video creator?

  4. Thanks Larry. That tip is on my list. I also have the Windows 10 Emoji keyboard (Windows Key + period) although I’m not sure how much that will be used in business communication!

  5. Ya know Steve I gotta say that I enjoy your Tips a great deal and have used many previous to your announcing them but then again that is what it’s all about.
    As soon as I saw your video it came to me that I might – sorry WILL – use these in addition to my Quickparts in Word and Outlook as I do create a ton of training documentation for both my AMS360 consulting as well as my WAHVE IT Support positions.
    I have one for you in return!!! Again another Windows 10 built-in program/option.
    We all copy/cut and paste data all day long – well how many times have we copied/cut something only to say “Boy I wish I had that again…” Well, we do!!!
    To pull all your clipboard saves just click on the Windows key (vs the CRTL) and V and a small window will pop up with all your clipboard saves, choose one and there you have it “I do have it again!!!”.
    Once again thanks for your tips and looking forward to many more in 2020!!!

  6. Strange coincidence. I’m going to an “Emerging Leaders” Conference for Keystone in Las Vegas next month. This morning, along with your Tech-Tips, I received an email regarding the conference showing how to download a phone app and Chrome extension called Vidyard. I’m pretty excited to learn it.

  7. Thanks, Steve. I didn’t even know this was available. My Google Pixel phone will automatically make videos like this, but wasn’t sure how to make my own. I use Loom to make training videos for the staff or to deliver a proposal to a client, but this would be great for making a social media video or even a video for our website.