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A Guide to using Moviemaker Page 1 of 24 Contents ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ Page Initial Screen ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 2 Capturing video from a DV camcorder ............................................................................................................................................................... 3 There are two methods of capturing the video - automatic and manual. ............................................................................................................. 5 This page describes the automatic method. ......................................................................................................................................................... 5 This page describes the manual method. ............................................................................................................................................................. 6 Capturing video from web cams. ......................................................................................................................................................................... 7 Capturing video from VCRs ................................................................................................................................................................................ 8 Editing the video clips – selecting the clips ......................................................................................................................................................... 9 Editing the video clips – creating the video sequence ....................................................................................................................................... 10 Editing the video clips – Splitting clips ............................................................................................................................................................. 11 Editing the video clips – Trimming clips ........................................................................................................................................................... 12 Editing the video clips – adding transitions ....................................................................................................................................................... 13 Editing the video clips – adding video effects ................................................................................................................................................... 14 Editing the video clips – adding a narration. ..................................................................................................................................................... 15 Editing the video clips – adding titles 1 ............................................................................................................................................................. 16 Editing the video clips – adding titles 2 ............................................................................................................................................................. 17 Editing the video clips – adding titles 3 ............................................................................................................................................................. 18 Editing the video clips – adding titles 4 - adding animation to titles................................................................................................................. 19 Editing the video clips – adding titles 5 - changing font, font size and colour .................................................................................................. 20 Editing the video clips – adding titles 6 ............................................................................................................................................................. 21 Saving the project .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 22 Making the movie – the final stage 1 ................................................................................................................................................................. 23 Making the movie – the final stage 2 ................................................................................................................................................................. 24

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Page 1: A Guide to using Moviemaker · A Guide to using Moviemaker Page 2 of 24 Initial Screen Moviemaker can be loaded by clicking on start and selecting the program from the program listings

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Contents ........................................................................................................................................................................................................Page Initial Screen ........................................................................................................................................................................................................2 Capturing video from a DV camcorder ...............................................................................................................................................................3 There are two methods of capturing the video - automatic and manual. .............................................................................................................5 This page describes the automatic method. .........................................................................................................................................................5 This page describes the manual method. .............................................................................................................................................................6 Capturing video from web cams. .........................................................................................................................................................................7 Capturing video from VCRs ................................................................................................................................................................................8 Editing the video clips – selecting the clips.........................................................................................................................................................9 Editing the video clips – creating the video sequence .......................................................................................................................................10 Editing the video clips – Splitting clips .............................................................................................................................................................11 Editing the video clips – Trimming clips...........................................................................................................................................................12 Editing the video clips – adding transitions.......................................................................................................................................................13 Editing the video clips – adding video effects ...................................................................................................................................................14 Editing the video clips – adding a narration. .....................................................................................................................................................15 Editing the video clips – adding titles 1.............................................................................................................................................................16 Editing the video clips – adding titles 2.............................................................................................................................................................17 Editing the video clips – adding titles 3.............................................................................................................................................................18 Editing the video clips – adding titles 4 - adding animation to titles.................................................................................................................19 Editing the video clips – adding titles 5 - changing font, font size and colour..................................................................................................20 Editing the video clips – adding titles 6.............................................................................................................................................................21 Saving the project ..............................................................................................................................................................................................22 Making the movie – the final stage 1.................................................................................................................................................................23 Making the movie – the final stage 2.................................................................................................................................................................24

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Initial Screen

Moviemaker can be loaded by clicking on start and selecting the program from the program listings. The opening screen should appear as below:

Preview screen allows clips to be viewed or the whole movie

Captured video clips will appear here.

Task bar – lists the stages in creating a movie.

Storyboard – clips, transitions etc. are dragged here to create the movie.

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Capturing video from a DV camcorder

To start the process select ‘capture from video device’

The video capture wizard will appear.

All the video capture devices connected to the computer will be listed here.

1. Select the capture device you wish to use.

2. Select ‘next’ after choosing the capture device.

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Video file information dialogue box Video settings dialogue box

Enter a file name here.

File will be saved to the default directory ‘My Videos’

Select ‘next’ after choosing the file name and directory.

Select ‘next’ after choosing the video settings.

Normally you would not make any changes here.

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There are two methods of capturing the video - auto matic and manual. This page describes the automatic method. Capture Method dialogue box Capture in progress dialogue box

Select ‘next’ after choosing capture method.

Shows video as it is captured.

Tape has been automatically been rewound so that the whole video can be captured.

Allows capture to be stopped at any time.

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This page describes the manual method. Capture Method dialogue box Capture in progress dialogue box

Select ‘next’ after choosing capture method.

Camera controls allow you to view the video stored on the camera and select the section you wish to capture.

Start capture when you have found the start of the section, stop capture at the end of the section. Then use the camera controls to move to a new section.

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Capturing video from web cams.

The process is similar to capturing video from a DV camcorder. a) b)

c) d)

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Capturing video from VCRs This requires a special unit which connects the VCR to the computer, several firms make them e.g. Belkin and Terratec. They cost between £40 and £80.

The dialogue boxes are identical to those for the web cam. There is one exception – in the video capture device dialogue box two key selections have to be made – see below.

The audio device must be set to the computers sound card if the audio connection is directly from the VCR to the computer.

The audio input source must be set to the ‘line in ’ if the audio connection is directly from the VCR to the computer.

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Editing the video clips – selecting the clips

Drop down box allows you to choose from the saved clips.

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Editing the video clips – creating the video sequen ce

Choose a clip by first selecting it and then dragging to the story board. Repeat until all the clips you require are in the correct sequence.

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Editing the video clips – Splitting clips

1. Move the playback indicator to the point in the clip at which you want to split it.

Position in the clip is also shown in the preview window.

2. From the clip menu select split. The clip will be split into two components.

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Editing the video clips – Trimming clips Can be used to remove unwanted material from the beginning and end of a clip. Used with splitting a clip, it allows unwanted material to be removed anywhere in a clip.

Start trim handle End trim handle

2. Moving the trim handles allows the start and end of the video clip to be trimmed. Playing back the clip in the preview window shows the result.

1. Select the clip first by clicking on it.

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Editing the video clips – adding transitions

2. Select a transition.

1. Select view video transitions.

3. Drag the transition to the storyboard. This window previews the

action of the transition.

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Editing the video clips – adding video effects To do this you will need to click on ‘show timeline’

2. Select an effect. 1. Select view video effects.

3. Drag the effect to the video click on the timeline.

This window previews the action of the video effect.

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Editing the video clips – adding a narration. Web cams with built in microphones can be used for this purpose. Ensure the timeline has been selected.

2. Click on the microphone symbol.

1. Move the play back indicator to a point where the audio/music track is empty.

3. Click here when you are ready to start the narration.

4. Click here when you have completed the narration.

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Editing the video clips – adding titles 1

Select making titles or credits

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Editing the video clips – adding titles 2

Select from this list the form of title required. A new dialogue box will open see next page.

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Editing the video clips – adding titles 3

Type in the title in this box.

Select ‘title animation’ See next page for details.

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Editing the video clips – adding titles 4 - adding animation to titles

Select type of animation here.

Preview of animation can be seen here.

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Editing the video clips – adding titles 5 - changin g font, font size and colour

To select font colour.

To select font.

Select font transparency.

Select font size.

To select bold, italic, underline. To select background colour.

To select text position.

Font changes are previewed here.

Click here when satisfied with the changes.

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Editing the video clips – adding titles 6

Shows title added to a clip.

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Saving the project This saves all the changes made to the video clips on the timeline. This means you can load the project and continue to work on the video clips or make changes even though you may have created a final movie file.

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Making the movie – the final stage 1 Finish movie provides you with several options for saving the movie file. The next page shows the dialogue boxes that open when you choose a save option.

This only works if you have a video hosting provider.

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Making the movie – the final stage 2 a) b) c) d)

Change the name of the video here.

Defaults to the ‘My Videos’ directory

Browse allows the save directory to be changed

Defaults to ‘best quality’.

Provides more options to change video quality.

‘Other settings’ lists all the alternative video qualities for different purposes.

Final dialogue box which allows the finished movie to be saved.