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Win Movie Maker - Terrible quality when IMPORTING

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Hello OCN. I am editing some video from our last car meet, and have noticed that the quality when saving out my Windows Movie Maker [WMM] project was terrible.
Obviously, I check frame size, frame rate, and bitrate. Everything seems fine. Here's where I see the problem, which is a bit shocking:

Start new project in WMM
Add video file
Preview video file

It's grainy as it is imported! This is very odd. Does anyone know how to either fix this or to obtain another video editing software?
    
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Did you try actually rendering it? I know from other video editing software that previews are often reduced in quality because full 1080p is difficult to read quickly enough from an HDD once you get multiple tracks/files going at once.
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Good thought,
I did render the video, and for reference, it's just 480p.
The same quality was rendered as the preview was as I imported into Movie Maker, which was very surprising.

Now i'm looking for some basic video software to edit my .mov videos (stitch, cut, split, and transition. Vol control is a plus).
Might use Vegas trial in VM
    
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