Introduction to Windows Movie Maker for use with USB compatible camcorders to create and edit film to support the curriculum Malcolm Wilson ICT Curriculum Development Officer Falkirk Council Education Services
You will need to have Digital Video Camera driver software installed on the computer you intend to use to download the film from the camera (this comes with the camcorder) – networked computers will require ICT Support Engineers to undertake this installation.
Plug digital video camera into mains electricity rather than battery.
Connect digital video camera to the computer by the USB cable supplied with the camera.
Switch camera on to VCR playback setting.
Rewind film using camera playback buttons.
Open Windows Movie Maker Software on computer (in folder 1-Creating & Presenting on primary networked computers).
In Windows Movie Maker software click on “Capture Video” – “Capture from video device”.
In the Capture wizard ensure there is NO tick in “Show preview during capture” as when using USB the captured video may be jumpy since this preview taxes the processor (you can still preview on the camera itself).
Ensure your video camera is highlighted in the “Available devices” window – click on “Next”.
Enter a name for your saved video.
Captured video should be set to save to “Shared video” –
This will be accessible by any user on that computer station who can access “Local Disk (C:) - Documents and Settings – All Users – Shared Documents – Shared Video.”
Ensure you are in Timeline view (click on “Show Timeline” button above storyboard if not).
Ensure a microphone is connected to the computer (the Digital Blue Digital Movie Creator acts as a microphone).
Click on “Narrate Timeline” button (looks like a microphone above the timeline).
Press start and stop narration buttons then “Done” to add to your timeline of the film. Click on Collections icon to return to main window.
Falkirk Council Education Services To add music AND narration add the music track immediately joined onto the narrated track. Then nudge them together and they should appear as below which will overlap them.