Finally Windows users have a way to work with iPhone videos. For those who don’t know, the iPhone 3GS is actually a capable video recorder. It records to 640×480 at 30 frames per second and with an empty 32GB iPhone you can easily record a few hours to the thing. The problem has been there was no simple way in Windows to edit the videos or send them to DVD. Sure you could download various shareware or freeware apps, or buy one of a dozen video editors, but this seems like such a pain when on a Mac you can just use the built in iMovie app to edit and publish.
Enter the newest version of Windows Live Movie Maker. When run on a Windows 7 machine, the newest version of Microsoft’s video editor supports additionally AVCHD, MPEG-4, and most importantly for iPhone users, Quicktime formats. I almost did a double take, but sure enough.. I drag my iPhone movies into a new project and they show up perfectly on the timeline. Unfortunately this still leaves XP and Vista users without an easy solution for the time being, but hopefully come October and those numbers will begin to dwindle rapidly.