5 Tracks Video Transition Audio Audio/music Title When we edit our movie, different parts will go in these tracks
Capture video clips or pics from digital camera, or import from files saved on your computer. Click on import video/pics
Each item will appear in the collections pane Drag each item to the story board and drop them in the order you wish them to appear.
You can also change the length of time that the picture shown in the movie By default each picture will be shown for 5 seconds If you want to change that amount of time drag the “end trim handle” (shown below) notice when you click and drag the amount of time will show in the window. If you are using video you can crop the length of the video using the same process.
Timeline marker You can preview the video at any time by simply clicking the play button at the bottom of the Full screen preview screen (or at the top left of the storyboard) The preview will start where the timeline marker is set… you can drag the marker anywhere you choose by grabbing it at the top You can also click on the full screen button to see it bigNote: when you preview a movie it may be choppy.
You can employ different effects that will jazz up the video. In the task pane, under step 2, click on “view video effects” The collection of effects will appear in the collections area
Once you have found the effect that is perfect… click and drag it down to the clip in the storyboard You can use multiple effects on an item
You will notice on the picture that a star will appear to represent an effect is on the picture You will notice that there are 2 overlapping stars on a picture with 2 effects Full screen You can preview the effect on your pictures/video
You can employ different transitions to jazz up the video In the task pane, under step 2, click on “view video transitions” The collection of transitions will appear in the collections area
Once you have found the transition that is perfect… click and drag it between the clips in the storyboard. A blue line will appear to show where the trans will go
You will notice that the 2 clips will slightly overlap, and in the track beneath the clips, the name of the trans will appear. Unlike effects, only one transition can be used at a time You can also speed up or slow down a transition by clicking on the picture and sliding it forward or back to increase or decrease the transition’s speed
Again, in the task pane, under step 2 click on “Make titles…” This will appear and you can choose where you want to put the title/credits
Type whatever you want in the text box Below, you can change the animation or the font and color Once complete, click on Done.
Add music (mp3, wav, wma) to your movie In the task pane, click on “import audio…” Choose the file(s) you want to use and click “import”
In the collections pane, click on the audio file and drag it into the Audio/Music track.
To adjust the volume, push the Control key and U Or you can right-click on the track and get this menu which shows volume, fade in and out. For video clips, you can mute the recorded sound in the same way
Be sure to make the music the same length as the video. Click on the end of the track and drag it left or right to trim the length. You can add more audio tracks before or after this track
First go to File-Save to save your project as a Movie Maker File. This will enable you to go back and make changes, if necessary. Go to Step 3: Finish Movie. In the Save Movie Wizard box, enter and name and choose where to save.
When you save, you have many options based on the quality that you want Leave it as “recommended” or click on “show more choices”
The amount of time that it takes to save depends upon how long it is and the quality options you chose. The next screen will tell you it is finished and will ask if you want to see your work.
The video is now set to play back in Window media player If you go to the folder you saved it in and double click it will open and play for you Then you can burn the file to cd or flash drive to take with you