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Capturing Video

Importing movies & content

Editing via the Timeline

Using the Storyboard

Adding Audio Sound

Adding Narration

Adding Titles & Credits

Exporting a movie

Saving Content



Importing Video

  • Open Movie Maker
  • Plug in camera & turn it on with tape in and set to Play
  • click on Capture from video device
  • follow prompts


Creating clips

Creating clips lets you separate your video clips into smaller, more manageable pieces.

Clips can be created when you originally import a video file into Windows Movie Maker if you have selected the Create clips for video filescheck box. However, if this check box is not selected when you import avideo file, the file is imported as a single clip rather smallermultiple clips. You can then use clip detection later to divide a videofile into smaller clips.

Clips are created in a variety of ways, depending on the video file and video source.

  • Video from a DV camera. If youcapture video from a DV camera that is connected to an IEEE 1394 port,clips are created based on the time stamp inserted in the video by theDV camera. If no time stamp or other markers are present, the resultingvideo file is divided into clips based on each significant frame change in the video.

    If you import an existing DV-AVI file into Windows MovieMaker and time stamp markers appear in the AVI video file, the file isalso separated into smaller clips according to time stamp information.


To split a video or audio clip

  1. In the Contents pane or on the storyboard/timeline, click the clip you want to split.
  2. On the Play menu, click Play Clip, and then click Pause Clip on the Play menu to pause the video at the point you want to split the clip.

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    On the monitor, move the playback indicator on the seek bar to the point you want to split the clip.

  3. On the Clip menu, click Split.

To combine a split audio or video clip

  1. In the Contents pane or on the storyboard/timeline, holddown the CTRL key, and then select the contiguous clips you want tocombine.
  2. On the Clip menu, click Combine.

    The name and property information of the first clip in the group is used for the new clip and the time is adjusted accordingly.

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  • To select consecutive clips,click the first clip, press and hold down the SHIFT key, and then clickthe last clip. To select one clip at a time, press and hold down theCTRL key, and then click each clip that you want to combine.

To trim a clip

  1. On the View menu, click Timeline.
  2. Inthe Collections pane, click the collection that contains the clip youwant to add, and then click the clip you want to trim in the Contentspane.
  3. On the Clip menu, click Add to Timeline.
  4. On the timeline, select the clip you want to trim.
  5. On the timeline, click the playback indicator and drag it to the point where you want to trim the clip.

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    Use the playback controls on the monitor to go to the point where you want to trim the clip.

  6. Do the following:
    • When the playback indicator is at the point where you want the selected video or audio clip to start playing back, on the Clip menu, click Set Start Trim Point.
    • When the playback indicator is at the point where you want the selected video or audio clip to stop playing back, on the Clip menu, click Set End Trim Point.

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  • You can also drag the trimhandles to set the start and end trim points. The trim handles appearwhen the clip is selected on the timeline.

To clear trim points

  1. On the timeline with a project opened, click the trimmed clip.
  2. On the Clip menu, click Clear Trim Points.


To add a video transition

  1. On the storyboard/timeline, select the second of the two video clips or pictures that you want to add a transition between.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Video Transitions.

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    In the Movie Tasks pane, under Edit Movie, click View video transitions.

  3. In the Contents pane, click the video transition you want to add.
  4. On the Clip menu, click Add to Timeline or Add to Storyboard.

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  • You can also add a videotransition by dragging it to the timeline and dropping it between thetwo clips on the Video track. Or, on the storyboard, you can drag thevideo transition to the video transition cell between two video clipsor pictures.

To change the video transition duration

  • On the Transition track of the timeline, do one of the following:
    • To increase the transition duration, drag the beginning of the transition towards the beginning of the timeline.
    • To decrease the transition duration, drag the beginning of the transition towards the end of the timeline.

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  • To view the Transition trackof the timeline, expand the Video track. The original default time thetransition appears is determined by the value for the Transition duration box on the Advanced tab of the Options dialog box.

To remove a video transition

  1. Do one of the following:
    • On the storyboard, select the transition cell that contains the transition you want to remove.
    • On the timeline, click the transition that you want to remove on the Transition track.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Delete.


To add a video effect

  1. On the storyboard/timeline, select the video clip or picture to which you want to add the video effect.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Video Effects.

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    In the Movie Tasks pane, under Edit Movie, click View video effects.

  3. In the Contents pane, click the video effect you want to add.
  4. On the Clip menu, click Add to Timeline or Add to Storyboard.

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  • You can also add an effect bydragging the effect and dropping it on the picture or video clip on theVideo track of the timeline or to the video effect cell of the videoclip or picture on the storyboard.

To remove a video effect

  1. Select the video clip or picture in the storyboard/timeline that you want to remove a video effect from.
  2. On the Clip menu, point to Video, and then click Video effects.
  3. In the Displayed effects area, click the effect you want to remove, and then click Remove.

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  • You can also remove a videoeffect by selecting the video effect cell in the storyboard thatcontains the effect you want to remove, and then pressing the DELETEkey.


To add a title or credit

  1. On the Tools menu, click Titles and Credits.

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    In the Movie Tasks pane, under Edit Movie, click Make titles or credits.

  2. On the Where do you want to add a title? page, click one of the links depending on where you want to add the title.
  3. In the Enter Text for Title page, type the text you want to appear as the title.
  4. Click Change the title animation, and then on the Choose the Title Animation page, select a title animation from the list.
  5. Click Change the text font and color, and then on the Select Title Font and Color page, choose the font, font color, formatting, background color, transparency, font size, and position of the title.
  6. Click Done, add title to movie to add the title to your movie.

To change the title duration

  1. After the title is added to the storyboard/timeline, on the View menu, click Timeline.
  2. Select the title you want to change the duration that it displays.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To extend the playback duration of the title, drag the end trim handle toward the end of the timeline.
    • To reduce the playback duration of the title, drag the start trim handle toward the end of the timeline.


Saving a movie to My computer

The My computer saving option lets you save your movie forplayback on your local computer. When you select this option, the finalmovie is stored in the specified location on your computer or on ashared network location.

If you click the My computer option, the Save Movie Wizard proceeds as follows.

  1. Specify a movie file name and place for your movie to be saved. For more information about choosing a saving destination, see Naming the saved movie file.
  2. Choosea movie setting for saving your movie. For more information aboutchoosing the appropriate movie setting when saving a movie, see Choosing a movie setting.
  3. Wait for your movie to be saved. For more information about monitoring the saving progress of your movie, see Saving your movie for local playback.
  4. Complete the Save Movie Wizard. For more information, see Completing the Save Movie Wizard when saving to My computer.

Saving a movie to Recordable CD

If you click the Recordable CD option, the Save Movie Wizard proceeds as follows.

  1. Specify a movie file name and CD name. For more information about entering a movie file and CD name, see Naming the saved movie file.
  2. Choosea setting for saving your movie. For more information about choosingthe appropriate setting when saving a movie to a recordable CD, see Choosing a movie setting.
  3. Wait for your movie to be saved. For more information about monitoring the progress for saving a movie to a recordable CD, see Saving a movie for playback on a recordable CD.
  4. Complete the Save Movie Wizard. For more information, see Completing the Save Movie Wizard when saving a movie to a recordable CD.




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