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  1. 1. Windows Media Player setting up Open Media Player If you have not opened it before it may ask you a few questions in some dialogue boxes, just read the questions and click the Next/Yes/OK buttons that come up. Make sure you don’t select Copy Protect music or Rip CD when inserted. And if it asks ‘Keep my current format settings, make sure that one is selected. If you cannot see the File menu for Media Player at the top of the screen then click on the Maximise button at the top right of the screen Go to Tools – Options. Click on Privacy. Make sure that the first four boxes are ticked. This will enable your music files to be named automatically and updated when you are on the internet. Click on Rip Music Tab. Check that your music is being saved to your My Music folder in your My Documents folder. If it isn’t then click on Change, look for My Documents and then My Music, click once on My Music to select it and click OK. Your music will now save to My Music folder. If you prefer music files to be saved as MP3s rather than WMA then click on the Rip Music tab and change Format from Windows Media Audio to MP3 by clicking on the dropdown menu. Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 1
  2. 2. Windows Media PlayerTo Burn music from a CD • Insert a music CD • Click on Rip music from CD • Click OK • Media Player will open and immediately start ripping the music (if you are online at the same time then the tracks will be named as well • Select Play Audio CD using Windows Media Player • Your music should start playing immediately • If you are online at the same time it will also name your tracks for you If you would like to hear the music before it is ripped, select Play Audio CD after you insert the CD (if you already have Media Player opened it will play automatically) 1. Click on the Rip Tab 2. Click in the boxes of the songs you don’t want to rip 3. Click Rip music when you are ready Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 2
  3. 3. Windows Media Player If you are not connected to the Internet you can still rename your songs • Click once on the Track and then click again, type in the name of the song • Name the Composer and Artist in the same way • Clicking twice on a track will start the track playing To play the songs • Click on the Library tab • Click on the + next to All Music • Click on the + next to Album • Choose an album from the list • Click the Play button it will play all the songs in the album • Click the Stop button to stop songs • Click the previous or next buttons to move between the songs • Mute the songs by clicking • Alter the volume by clicking and dragging the slider • Clicking on any of the other choices such as Genre will have the different types of music sorted for you so if you have several Jazz albums they will be sorted in that Genre  Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 3
  4. 4. Windows Media Player To burn music to a CD • Insert CD • Select Album from list, Burn Panel • Click and drag that album over to the Burn Panel • If you want individual songs rather than a whole album then click and drag individual songs over • Click on Start Burn • All the songs will be converted ready to burn and then will start to be burned • Once it has finished the CD will eject out automatically  Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 4
  5. 5. Windows Media Player • You need to be in Library • Make your own compilation Playlist of your favourite songs • Click on the + next to My Playlists • Right click on it and select New • Drag the songs you want to go into this playlist by clicking on Album, choose an Album, choose a song and then drag into the Playlist panel on the right hand side • Click on the New Playlist drop down menu and choose from the items listed Playlist panel • Click on Shuffle List to change the order • Click on Sort to sort the list • Click on Save Playlist As once you have made all your changes, type in a name for it and click Save • Click on Burn List to burn to CD  Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 5
  6. 6. Windows Media Player While you are playing your music you can set it to skin mode Full Mode by clicking on the Skin button To click back to whole screen click the Return to Full mode button Skin Mode You can change the look of your skin by going to View – Skin Chooser Click on the name of a skin in the left hand panel to view the skins Click on Apply Skin to change the skin Clicking More Skins takes you to the Microsoft Website where you can download more skins Change your Visualisations by going to View – Visualisations or download some more from the Internet by going to View – Visualisations – Download Visualisations Once your songs are downloaded you can access them through MovieMaker and PowerPoint. Your music will be filed in the My Music Folder in My Documents. Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 6
  7. 7. Importing Photos Hint: If this windowPlug one end into the camera and the USB end into the USB port in doesn’t come up, goyour computer to Start – Programs – Accessories – • Switch your camera on this may appear, select Microsoft Scanner and Scanner and Camera Wizard or it might say Copy pictures to a Camera Wizard folder on my computer • Click Next on the next dialogue box • • If you need to rotate any pictures, click on the Picture and then click on one of the rotate buttons • If there are any photos you do not want to import then click in the box with the to de-select the tick or click Clear All and go and click in the tick boxes to select the photos you want to download • Click Next Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 7
  8. 8. Importing Photos • Type in a name for this group of photos • Click on the Browse button to find the folder to save the photos to • Click on a folder in the My Pictures folder or • Make a new folder by clicking on the My Pictures folder first and then click on Make New Folder • Type in the name for the new folder and click OK • Click Next • Click Next and Finish • Your new folder of photos will open Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 8
  9. 9. Edit Photos Microsoft Office Picture Manager • Go to Start – All Programs – Microsoft Office – Microsoft Office tools – Microsoft Office Picture Manager • Your screen should look something like this • If you haven’t got all the toolbars or side WARNING: before resizing or menus then go to View and make sure all compressing your photos Save of these are selected another copy of that photo, Click o Thumbnails on a photo, press Ctrl C on the o Task Pane keyboard and then press Ctrl V. o Shortcuts (this will mean that you have 2 o Show File Names copies of the same photo.) Do this o Show Pictures only because when you have compressed • If your Task Pane at the left is or resized your photo you will be not visible then click on the asked to save at some stage and all changes will be saved, which means Shortcuts button the original quality of your photo will be lost. Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 9
  10. 10. Edit Photos • This is your ‘My Pictures Folder’, to see all of it click on the Plus sign • Click on a Folder and all of the pictures inside of it will appear • Rename a picture by clicking once on it and once again then type in a new name • Double clicking a picture will bring it into full screen and you can use the Zoom button to zoom in and out • Clicking on the AutoCorrect button will automatically correct colour, brightness and contrast of your photo • Click on the Edit Pictures button to make changes to the photos To change Brightness Click on Brightness and Contrast Select Auto brightness or move the controllers to adjust it manually. To go back to other options click on the arrow  Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 10
  11. 11. Edit Photos To change Colour click on Color Select Enhance Color or move the controllers to adjust it manually. To go back to other options click on the arrow • To crop the photos • Click on Crop . • Click on the Black handles in the middle or corners and drag to the centre of the photo. • Click OK. • If you have made a mistake click on the Undo arrow in the Toolbar. • To go back to other options click on the arrow To Rotate a picture Click on Rotate. Choose the option you want. To go back to other options click on the arrow  Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 11
  12. 12. Edit PhotosTo fix redeye • Click on The Redeye removal button. • Place your mouse over the eye and click, continue to click on all the red eyes in the photo. • Click OK when you have finished. • To go back to other options click on the arrow.To resize the photo • Click on Resize. To compress the photo • Click in the Click on Compress Predefined width x Pictures. height. Choose what you want to • Select from those compress for (the email choices or click on option is very tiny). Percentage of original See the difference in size width…, type in a under heading percentage like 50, Estimated total size, click OK. Click OK. To go back to other options click on • To go back to other the arrow. options click on the arrow.  Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 12
  13. 13. More on Photos • Go back to the beginning options by clicking on the Home button . • Rename pictures in this option by clicking on Rename pictures . • Click on the picture to be renamed and type in the name of the picture and press OK. • To go back to other options click on the arrow . Email pictures Find out the size • In this option click on Email pictures. of your photo by clicking on it and • Click on Attached to the message, or looking down at Displayed as previews. the bottom left of • Choose a preview size and click on Create the information Message. Outlook will open and you can type in bar email address and message and press OK Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 13
  14. 14. More on Photos Quick Photo presentation • Send a whole group of photos to PowerPoint or Word. • Click on one photo or hold down the Ctrl key and click on multiple photos, click on Send Pictures to Microsoft office • Select PowerPoint and Send and they will all appear in a PowerPoint presentation. View Pictures in different ways by clicking on the threeSend photos to another choices available tolocation on your hardrive, youSelect photos, click on Thumbnail FilmstripBrowse and select folder Thumbnail viewyou would like to send them Filmstrip viewto, change name and file Single picture.type if you wish and finallydecided what size you wantto export them. Click OK. Single Picture Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 14
  15. 15. MovieMaker Collections – this is where all your movie clips, music and photos will be stored Tasks – Click on the tasks Watch your and they movie in this will guide screen you through the different processes Story Board – drag all your photos, movies, music, transitions etc down to here. Click on the Timeline button to see all the sound Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 15
  16. 16. Creativity FunPack You can download a Creativity fun pack from This has free sounds, music, titles and video end credits You will then need to import it into MovieMaker 1. Open Windows Movie Maker 2. 2. Go to File - Import . find where the Creativity funpack is. The default location is in your My Videos folder 3. Before importing the Video Title Slides, uncheck the Create clips for video files box. You need the video files to remain in one piece. 4. Select the clips by pressing Ctrl A on the keyboard and click Open 5. You will need to open each folder and select all of the contents, you cannot import the folders Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 16
  17. 17. Capture the movieNote: most DV cameras USB leads will not work on your laptops or computers if you arerunning Windows XP SP2. All new laptops and computers linked to a network will be in thiscategory as they will be updated automatically via the internet. You will need to purchase aFirewire cable for your camera. All laptops will have a firewire port but not all computers. Firewire cable Firewire port • Open MovieMaker by going to Start – All Programs, it may be in your programme menu or you might need to look in Accessories • Turn on your Video Camera and set it to Play or VTR (depending what model you have) • The Video capture wizard will start automatically • Type in a name for your video. • Select where you want your video to be saved • Click Next Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 17
  18. 18. Capture the movie Select Best quality for playback on any computer if you are just going to be using on your computer. If you want to create a good quality DVD you will need to select Digital Device format or choose from other settings. If you select Other Settings, you can choose other ways to save your movie file. It can be saved to a Pocket PC or you can publish to a website and choose how big you would like the file. If you choose the DV-AVI (PAL) option that will give you a very large file of very good quality that can be burned to DVD, for slightly lesser quality but a significantly smaller file you could choose High Quality video. Click Next. Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 18
  19. 19. Capture the movie • Click Capture parts of the tape manually • Click Next • Make sure that the Create clips when wizard finishes check box is ticked • Find the place on the Video tape where you want to start downloading by clicking the play button on the Controller • Click Start Capture. • Click Stop Capture when you have finished • Click Finish Use these controls to play and stop your movie Use the Green controller to move quickly through your movie. Or press the Spacebar on your computer to start and stop a clip playing. Don’t forget to save as you go by going to File – Use these controls to zoom in and out your timeline Save Project so that you can see more or less of all your clips. Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 19
  20. 20. Storyboard • You’ll see your clips in the Collections view. • Double click a clip to see how it looks in the preview window. Press Play • Click and drag each clip in order to the Storyboard StoryboardSplit a long clip • If one of your clips in the Collections View is very long you can split it • Click on the clip in the Collections View • Click Play and when you see the place you want to split, click the Play button again to Pause it • Click on the Split button • Your clip will split into two separate clips in the Collection Pane Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 20
  21. 21. Combine your clips • You can also combine many small clips to make one clip, you can do this in the Collection Window or on the Storyboard or Timeline view • Click on the first clip to be combined, hold down your Control key and click on all of the other clips to be combined (they should all be highlighted) • Go to Clip – Combine in the menu barEdit your clips • Click on Show Timeline , click on the clip you’d like to trim. • Drag the scroll bar and watch the movie in the Preview window. • Stop where you want to trim the clip. • Go to Clip - Set Start Trim Point. (this will delete everything before) • Now continue to drag the scroll bar until you reach the end of your clip. • Go to Clip - Set End Trim Point. (this will delete everything after just on that clip) • You will now have your trimmed clip.  Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 21
  22. 22. Import photos • In the movie task pane click on Import Pictures • Navigate through your My Picture’s Folder until you see the pictures you want • Click on one and Ctrl Click the other ones you want • Click on Import • Click and drag the photos down on to the Clip Pane just as you did with the movie clipsAdd Transitions • Click View video transitions. • Double-click the transitions to see how they look • Drag a transition down to the Storyboard and place them in the squares between your video clips. Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 22
  23. 23. Add Titles • Click Make titles or credits. • Add a title before your movie by clicking • Type in the words you want to appear on your screen • Click Change the title animation, and then select a different animation from the list. A preview will show in the Preview window • Click Change the text and font colour, and you can make changes to the font, font size and position and the colour of the text and background. • Click Done, Add Title to Movie and your title will be added to your storyboard before your first clip. Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 23
  24. 24. Add text to a clip • Click Make Titles and Credits • Click on a clip that you want to add text on top of • Click on • Type in text • Click on Change the Title Animation and make changes to how it appears on the screen • If necessary make changes to font size and colour • Click Done, add title to movieAdd credits to end of clip • Click Make Titles and Credits • Click on • Type in text • Click on Change the Title Animation and make changes to how it appears on the screen • If necessary make changes to font size and colour • Click Done, add title to movie Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 24
  25. 25. Add Video Effects • Click View video effects . • Double-click on an effect and it will show an example in the preview window. • You will need to be in Story board View • Drag the effect of your choice down to the Storyboard and place it on top of the star in the lower left hand corner of the clip. • You can add more than one effect to a clip Three effects Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 25
  26. 26. Add Music • Click on Import audio or music • Click on My Documents and then doubleclick My Music folder • Double click on any of your music folders • Double Click on the music track you’d like to use • Click on Import. • The music track will appear in your Collection view. • Click on Show Timeline button in the Storyboard part of your screen. • Drag your music track to the Audio/Music part of the Timeline. • You can change the place of the music track by clicking and dragging and moving it  Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 26
  27. 27. Adjust audio levels • Go to Tools - Audio Levels. • Increase audio level of Music track by dragging the slider bar towards Audio/Music. • To increase the audio level of audio from the Video drag the slider bar towards Audio from video. • Click Close • Click on the Music clip and alter the volume sound by going to Clip –Audio • Fade in and out the music by selecting Fade in and Fade out on the dropdown menu • Adjust the volume level of the clip by clicking on Volume on the drop down menu •Mute audioSometimes you can get noises on a video clip that you don’t want to hear like somebodytalking or wind noises. You can remove these without affecting other clips or backgroundmusic you have inserted • Click on the clip that needs to be muted • Go to Clip –Audio-Mute  Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 27
  28. 28. Add a Narration • Click on Narrate Timeline button • Click Show more options • Drag the Playback indicator on the timeline to where you want to start the narration (you can’t add it to a music clip so you may need to move the music clip) • Click in the Limit narration to available free space and that will stop you from moving the music track along as you speak • Plug in your microphone and click Start Narration • Click Stop Narration when you have finished and Click Save when the dialogue box appears Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 28
  29. 29. Save a Movie • Go to Save Movie File • Choose where to save it o My Computer (Full quality, it will play back in Media Player) o Recordable CD (it will be compressed to fit a CD) o Email ( heavily compressed to be sent in an email) o The Web (heavily compressed to be viewed on a web page o DV camera (full quality which can then be recorded on video tape) • Click Next • Type in a • Choose best name for quality for your movie playback or and choose make a where you choice from want to save the other it settings • Click Next Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 29
  30. 30. Save a Movie If you select Other Settings, you can choose other ways to save your movie file. It can be saved to a Pocket PC or you can publish to a website and choose how big you would like the file. If you choose the DV-AVI (PAL) option that will give you a very large file of very good quality that can be burned to DVD, for slightly lesser quality but a significantly smaller file you could choose High Quality video. 1. Click Next 2. The Movie file will now start to be saved 3. When it is finished, click on the Finish button to view movie Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 30