REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 14, 2001 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that Microsoft® Windows® Movie Maker for Windows XP helped U.K. band The Electric Soft Parade set a Guinness World Record for the fastest music-video production. Windows Movie Maker and consumer digital camcorders were used to produce and edit a music video for the db records artists’ new single,
“There’s a Silence,”
in just 3 hours and 46 minutes, establishing a world record.
Microsoft shot footage for The Electric Soft Parade’s new single at the Windows XP operating system U.K. launch event in London Oct. 25, and at HMV’s flagship Oxford Circus store. The video was then produced, edited and broadcast over the Internet in record time using Windows Movie Maker for Windows XP.
“When Windows XP helps a band set a Guinness World Record, we know we’re making a difference,”
said Dave Fester, general manager of the Windows Digital Media Division at Microsoft.
“This achievement shows Windows Movie Maker is a fast, easy way for everyone to create great movies and videos on the PC.”
“Although many artists may take months — or more — to produce a music video, Microsoft Windows XP and The Electric Soft Parade have proved that technology can help showcase talent in record-setting time,”
said Jerramy Fine, senior researcher at Guinness World Records.
Windows Movie Maker is an easy way to create, edit and share home movies on the PC. A key feature of Windows XP Home and Professional Edition, the latest Windows Movie Maker release offers new features, including support for Windows Media™
Audio and Video 8, which provides the best-quality audio and video in the smallest file sizes. Movie Maker can automatically start up when it detects a connected digital camcorder and enables users to create movies for viewing on Pocket PCs.
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