Saturday, May 26, 2007

Custom Color Fade Effects for Windows Movie Maker 6.0

Preview Blaine's Color Fade EffectsWindows Movie Maker comes with standard effects to apply a grayscale or sepia tone effect to your pictures or video, but one thing it lacks is an easy way to have video gradually fade to or from grayscale or sepia to full color. I've created a package of custom effects that let you add this ability to Windows Movie Maker 6.0.

There are two installers depending on whether you are running WMM 6.0 on a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows. The installer will put the necessary files into, C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared.
Windows Movie Maker 6.0:
Blaine's Color Fade Effects (32-bit)
Blaine's Color Fade Effects (64-bit)
After installing, you'll have the following new color fade effects:
  • Grayscale (Color In)

  • Grayscale (Color Out)

  • Sepia (Color In)

  • Sepia (Color Out)

  • Note: These effects take advantage of the effects architecture of Windows Movie Maker 6.0 and therefore will not work in WMM 2.x. For users of XP, you can achieve this same look manually: Fading between grayscale and color in XP Movie Maker