New MoviePlus Starter Edition Launches for Home PC Users on a Budget

August 03, 2011 – PC users looking to edit, enhance and share their home movies on a budget can now benefit from the new MoviePlus Starter Edition from Serif, the award-winning creative software developer. This free video editing software is perfect for beginners and amateurs wanting to produce video content – whether they own a digital camcorder, mobile phone or camera.

With two methods of editing a film, it has never been easier to enhance home movies such as weddings, birthdays, graduation ceremonies, holidays, sporting events and other personal occasions. Use the simple Storyboard to create a movie quickly and easily, or explore the flexible Timeline which allows up to three video and three audio tracks at once.

Users can create smart and fun fades, wipes and other transitions from one scene to the next for a stylish finish. Enthusiasts wanting to achieve the Hollywood look can easily add titles, captions and credits, sound effects and music as well as cool video effects like picture in picture. It’s also simple to add a bit of animation for scrolling credits or exploding titles.

“More and more people are recording and sharing video content – both in the home and on the internet,” says Gary Bates, Managing Director at Serif. “MoviePlus Starter Edition is a fantastic free program that has been specifically designed to make video editing easy for users with no previous editing experience. People don’t need to own an expensive PC or laptop to edit footage either, because this free video editing software works on Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system. You can import video content and trim down to the best parts in a matter of minutes.”

There is plenty of on-screen help too, thanks to Serif’s “How To’ tab which offers step-by-step illustrated topics. Sharing with friends and family is easy with MoviePlus Starter Edition’s built-in YouTube® upload button. Finished movies can also be exported to the computer in several popular video formats.

Serif also offers other free software to help individuals unleash their creativity:

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For more information, contact Clare Homer at Serif at or on 0115 914 9042. Follow @Serif_Clare on Twitter.

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About Serif

Serif is the publisher of the award-winning software range that includes PagePlus®, PhotoPlus®, DrawPlus®, WebPlus®, AlbumPlus®, MoviePlus®, CraftArtist® and more. Founded in 1987 with the aim to develop low-cost alternatives to high-end publishing and graphics packages, Serif as been repeatedly praised for its powerful yet easy-to-use software which has put professional effects and demanding publishing tasks within the reach of ordinary PC users around the world. Now with over 6.5 million customers worldwide, Serif has over 230 employees at its head office, development and European sales centre in Nottingham, UK and its North American sales operation in New Hampshire, US.