Comes pre-installed (in most cases) on all Windows computers
Windows Movie Maker is divided into three main areas: the panes, the storyboard/timeline, and the preview monitor.The Tasks pane lists the common tasks that you may need to perform when making a movie, including importing files, editing, and publishing your movie.The Collections pane displays your collection folders, which contain clips. The collection folders appear in the Collections pane on the left, and the clips in the selected collection folder are displayed in the Contents pane on the right. The following picture shows the Collections pane:The Storyboard/timeline is used to look at the sequence or ordering of the clips in your project and easily rearrange them, if necessary,see any video effects or video transitions that have been added. Audio clips that you have added to a project are not displayed on the storyboard, but you can see them in the timeline view.
Windows MovieMaker is a non-linear editing system. This means that the original source files, i.e. the footage you take or the voiceovers you record, will not be modified when you edit them in MovieMaker, the edits will only be noted in the MovieMaker project. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you keep all project files together with your Windows MovieMaker project file on a USB drive or on your Network Storage (H:/) drive.Doing so avoids problems with linking in Windows MovieMaker.
Windows movie maker
Windows MovieMaker<br />
What is Windows Movie Maker?<br />Video creating/editing software<br />Included in Microsoft Windows ME, XP, and Vista<br />Was replaced with Windows Live Movie Maker with release of Windows 7<br />Starter tool for learning the basics of video editing<br />Create Movies, Slide shows, and Presentations<br />Features:<br />Effects<br />Transitions<br />Titles/credits<br />Audio track<br />Timeline narration<br />Auto Movie<br />
Understanding the Windows Movie Maker tools<br />5<br />1<br />2<br />4<br />3<br />
Creating A New Project<br /><ul><li>To create a new project, select File > New Project
Make sure the TASKS button is clicked so you can use the task pane.</li></li></ul><li>Preparing Your Files<br />Supported formats for importing content:<br />Video files: .asf, .avi, .wmv<br />Movie files: MPEG1, .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2<br />Audio files: .wav, .snd, .au, .aif, .aifc, .aiff<br />Windows Media files: .asf, .wm, .wma, .wmv<br />Still images: .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jfif, .gif<br />MP3 format audio: .mp3<br />Files that play in windows Media Player are not guaranteed to be imported into Windows Movie Maker<br />To convert the video from the Canon camera, use Free HD Converter 1.2 by Koyote Soft from http://download.cnet.com<br />Project files must stay with your MovieMaker project file at all times! (Without your original project files, your MovieMaker project file will be a useless set of editing instructions!) <br />
Preparing Your Files Cont.<br />Preparing for Import<br />Files already on digital media (CDs, USB drives, network storage, etc.) <br />For most digital cameras, video will be stored via a memory card. If your video is stored on a digital camcorder using DV or similar tapes, please see the Appendix in this PowerPoint (towards the end). <br />For memory-card storage cameras, you need to transfer your movie files to your designated storage location for your project files (e.g. USB drive or Network Storage “web folder” drive)<br />
Trimming Video Clips<br />Select the clip you want to trim. Then click the Play button on the Preview Monitor.<br />Let the clip play until it gets to the point where you want to trim it. Click Split Clip button. This cuts your clip into two.<br />
Trimming Video Clips<br />Delete the portion of of the clip you no longer need by right-clicking it and the clicking Delete.<br />
I<br />Adding Your Video Clips and Images to the Storyboard<br />
Adding Video Effects<br />A video effect applies to the picture itself rather than change as a transition.<br /><ul><li> Choose the View video effects under the Edit Movie section
Drag the chosen effect to the star in the lower left corner of the picture.
Preview your movie to see the effects.</li></li></ul><li>Adding Music and Sounds<br />You can create your own narration by selecting the microphone icon located in the Timeline Pane.<br />
EditingMusic and Sounds<br />Note : You may choose to start the music at any time in your movie. The music clip does not have to be placed at the beginning. <br />
Adding Titles and Credits<br />Under the Edit Movie section, choose Make titles or credits.<br />Enter your movie title and/or credits. <br />Note: You can change how the titles appear and the font and colors by selecting the other options.<br />Choose where to place your title and credits.<br />
Exporting Your Video to <br />Go to File and select Save Movie File<br />Select the option to save to My Computer.<br />Choose a location to save on your computer.<br />Select the best quality playback option.<br />Once the video file has bee exported, go to YouTube.com and upload the file. <br />Videos can be...<br />High Definition<br />Up to 2 GB in size.<br />Up to 15 minutes in length.<br />A wide variety of formats<br />
Importing From a Digital Camcorder<br />Open the Windows MovieMaker application.<br />Look on the left sidebar under Movie Making Tips<br />Click “How to Capture Video”<br />Follow the instructions<br />If you are having trouble, make sure you review the above Help file thoroughly, and if you’re still stuck, see the Troubleshooting section for my contact info.<br />
Unsupported Media Cont.<br />If your media is unsupported, you can convert to a supported format using free tools such as MediaCoderhttp://mediacoder.sourceforge.net (difficult to learn but well worth it in the long run) or the online media transcoderMediaConverthttp://media-convert.com/ (recommended for most cases). <br />
Helpful Resources<br />Computer Bootcamp- Windows Movie Maker<br />http://ext.sac.edu/homepages/peirce_joan/shorties/handouts/Using%20Windows%20Movie%20Maker.pdf<br />About.com Windows Movie Maker Tutorials<br />http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/moviemaker/a/mov_mak_beg.htm<br />