Moviemaker Online Class

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  • Welcome to the Movie Maker online class. My name is Nisa Peek, I will be your online instructor. In this video you will receive an introduction into video production, video requirements, and general movie terminology. This course will use the Movie Maker that is included on Windows Vista Operating System.
  • Movie Maker is the competitor to iMovie. It is packaged free with WinXP and Vista. In Windows 7, it’s called Windows Live Movie Maker. Movie Maker allows you to create a CD of your movie. There may be times when you want to create a DVD, then you would need to use a third party software, such as NERO. If you are using Win XP, you can get a free download of the Creativity Fun Pack, which includes extra transitions, sounds, and video effects. This is for Win XP only. There are many resources on the Movie Maker website, which can be found on the Movie Maker online class home page. These resources include a Movie Maker book, newsgroup and system requirements.
  • 1 st Stage: show website then go to the Storyboard Software on my laptop, GaETC_06 Folder, StoryBoard PC folder, Storyboard Solution Give overview Show Gliffy-log-in nisapeek@hotmail.com, password: jason1999 Needs flash player to run effectively Number 8 on Movie Maker Website.
  • Next three stages of a multimedia project
  • -Analog is Uncompressed, this is the non-digital video camcorders, -Built in codec which is short for compressor/decompressor, it’s any technology for compressing and decompressing data. Can be implemented in software, hardware, or a combination of both. -The built in codec is a revolutionary concept that allows the sharpest picture quality as your computer’s DV “codec” recognize the format and import it to your computer without recompressing the data. This is ideal because recompressing the data will lower the quality. -When the video is sent via firewire cable into the video card, and onto the hard drive and nothing is done to the video, it’s merely a channel for transfer of data from tape to hard drive. This process is called “capturing” but it really just a data transfer, like copying media to a CD.
  • -What is fireware? It’s how your digital camcorder and computer talk to each other. The need for quality codec is essential, thus Apple determined a specification for transferring digital data and submitted it to the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). What is Firewarewire, ilink, etc? This is a single-cable connection device that allows for picture, sound, timecode and other control data to be sent up and down one little cable. Which connects the camcorder and the computer. You will need to purchase one, most DV cameras to not come with one! Don’t try using the USB port. -Apple called it Firewire, Sony didn’t like the name so they called it i-Link – it’s all the same thing so quit arguing with your brother inlaw about whether your Firewire is faster than his i-link, and that both of you are faster than your cousin’s OHCI. --There are typical two types of connections 4 pin and 6 pin. There can be several varieties of these types. 4 pin on one end for camcorder, 6 pin on the other for the cpu, see third paragraph on website. -How do you know if you have a Firewire card in your computer? Go to, start, control panel, system, hardware tab, device manager, if you see an IEEE 194 Host controllers, click on the plus sign to open them then you do, if not, you can add a card in the PMCIA slot. Show them what mine looks like in the laptop.
  • 2 hard drives – one for the digital video data, could be 2 in the chasis of the CPU, could be an external drive, dual-processor motherboards are available via Intel and AMD Look for plenty of hard drive storage capacity 80 GB minumum (this is the “free” space after programs are installed). This becomes important when transferring data from the computer to the camcorder. The flow of data has to keep up with the computer and camera equipment. That data will continue to flow, but if it can’t keep up with the transfer, then you will end up with dropped frames, lost color or other quality issues. Thus stay away from pen drives or zip drives as storage devices because the throughput is too slow and will introduce too many errors. I am going to show you how EASY it is to create a sample movie in Movie Maker and then show you the high end videos and then show how to import existing video and edit it. Then show you how to capture video from camcorder. Backup Video- save it back to the video tape itself, saves room on the hard drive.

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  • 1. By: Nisa Peek Movie Maker Online Class
  • 2. Movie Maker Overview
    • Competitor to iMovie
    • FREE with WinXP and Vista
    • Create CD’s, DVD’s need 3 rd party software for XP, Vista has DVD-third party
    • Creativity Fun Pack for XP only
    • Movie Maker Resources
      • Book
      • Newsgroup
      • System Requirements
  • 3. Stages of a Multimedia Project
    • Storyboarding: Gliffy (free month trial)
      • Begins with an idea or need
      • What materials should be included (i.e. graphics, design, music, video, etc.)
  • 4. Stages of a Multimedia Project
    • Designing and Producing
      • Performing each of the planned tasks.
      • Be creative!
    • Testing
      • Make sure it works.
      • On both platforms.
    • Delivering
      • Package and deliver.
      • Auto play CD or DVD.
      • Instructions on any special software needed.
  • 5. Digital Video
    • Uncompressed, a single minute of video total about 1 GB.
    • Uncompressed, a three minute song uses 27 MB.
    • Digital Video is already compressed.
    • Codec - built in.
    • Sharpest picture possible.
    • Capturing without recompressing.
  • 6. Enter Firewire Cable and Card
    • IEEE – 1394- Card and Cable
    • Firewire – Apple
    • i-Link – Sony
  • 7. Flip Video Camera
    • Flip Video
  • 8. What do you need for video editing?
    • Intel Pentium 4 or higher
    • At least 2 hard drives – one for data, one for the operating system or dual CPU system
    • OR
    • 25 Gigabyte Hard Drive
      • Need .2 GB for every minute of video captured. One hour of source tape equals 12 – 13 GB. Capture process is real time, 60 minute movie, it will take 60 minutes to transfer.
      • Video editing software requires another 12 GB of temporary storage for each hour rendered.
    • At least 1 Gigabyte of RAM
  • 9. Your Topic Goes Here
    • Your subtopic goes here
  • 10.
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