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Finding Movie Maker Page 1Key Buttons Page 1Movie Maker Interface Page 2
Getting ClipsCapturing video Page 3 - 5Importing video from a file Page 6Importing images and music Page 7Dragging clips into the timeline Page 7
Editing ClipsRe-ordering clips Page 8Cutting clips Page 9Shortening clips Page 9Deleting clips Page 10Adding Music Page 10Titles, Transitions & Effects Page 11
Finishing your video Page 12
Keyboard shortcuts Page 13 -14
Work with Dan Page 14
Editing with Windows Movie Maker 2:
Basics Step-by-Step GuideIf you can edit a Microsoft Word document you can edit video. It is very straight forward and you will be able to make a video with titles, effects and music in no time at all. This basic guide shows you some of the technical skills that will help you to do this.
Finding Movie Maker
If you are using a PC that is running Microsoft Windows Movie Maker is likely to be found under Accessories. To open Movie Maker follow these five simple steps:
1. Click on Start2. Click on All Programs3. Click on Accessories4. Click on Entertainment5. Click on Movie Maker
Remember to your film must arrive on a MiniDV tape along with an entry form no later than 1 May 2009 2
Windows Movie Maker 2: Interface
Timeline: The timeline is where you will drag, drop, re-order and edit clips. You can change the view to a storyboard like below.
Movie Tasks: Guides you through the stages of making a video from recording (or capturing) video to your computer, editing (including adding titles and saving your final video.
Preview Window: This is where you can watch clips and the video youare making.
Playhead: Your playhead shows you where in your video you are currently playing. It also acts as a blade for cutting clips
Play Controls: These controls let you play, pause and cut your clips. You can also choose to watch your video in full screen.
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Capturing (Recording) VideoGet Video – Get Music – Get Pictures
Getting video editingThere are two ways that you can get video to edit in movie maker. Either you can record it to your computer from a camera, a process called capturing, or you can import it from a folder on your computer. Importing video allows you to share video clips with colleagues and download clips from the internet and then edit them into your video.
Capturing Video in Five Steps
STEP 1Plug your video camera into your PC. You will need a 1394 (also known as Firewire and iLink) or USB cable to do this.
STEP 2Select ‘Capture from video device’ by clicking on Capture Video and then Capture from video device.
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If you are using a Hard Drive and Solid State cameras connect it to your computer with the USB cable and move to the next section ‘Importing Video’.
Step 3 – MiniDV CameraFill in the capture wizard by entering a file name for the video you are capturing and choose where you want to save it.
Step 4Choose what you capture your video as. You can choose different qualities and formats.
I find that this setting uses up little space on your computer, but is of high enough quality to project onto a wall.
When choosing your setting, look at how much space your video clip will take up on your computer.
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Step 5You now need to decide if you want to capture all or just part of your tape.
a) To get your camera to the right position to start capturing use the DV camera controls. These work in the same way as your home VHS player with:
b) To start or stop capturing from your tape select Start Capture and then Stop Capture.
c) When you have finished capturing what you need select Finish.
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Importing Video in Three Steps
STEP 1Select ‘Import Video’ by clicking on Capture Video and then Import Video.
STEP 2Browse for the video file you wish to edit
STEP 3Double click on the file.
If you want to import more than one file hold down Ctrl while clicking on all the files you need then select import.
Your files are now imported
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Importing Pictures, Audio or Music in Three Steps
Follow through the same steps as for importing video, only select either Import pictures or Import audio or music.
Your imported pictures, audio or music will then appear with the rest of your video clips ‘collection’ (a file in which you keep everything you need to make your video).
Dragging clips from a collection into a timeline or storyboard view1. Click on the video, picture or audio clip you want to include2. Hover your mouse over the clip you want to use3. Click and hold down on your left mouse button to select the clip4. Drag the clip over the timeline or storyboard5. Let go of the mouse button and your clip is now ready to edit.
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Simple ways to edit your video
There are simple things you can do to edit your video. You can re-order, cut, shorten or delete clips, all of which are easy to learn.
Re-ordering your clips
Re-ordering or re-arranging the sequence of your clips is a simple drag and drop process. Click on a clip, hold down your left mouse button, drag the clip to where you want it and then let go. In Movie Maker you know where the clip will be dropped as a blue line appears in the place where the clip will start. So:
1. Hover your mouse over the clip you want to move.
2. Hold down your left mouse button and drag the clip to the left or right to where you want to move it to.
In this case I am moving this women to the right of a video clip of some oil palms. A blue line appears where the clip is being moved to.
3. A blue line appears in the position where the clip will be moved to. When this is in the right place let go of your mouse button.
Your clip will now move to the position you have selected.
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Cutting Clips1. Play your video clip until you find the place where you would like to make a cut.
2. Click pause when the playhead is the in the correct position.
You can drag the playhead to a precise position or use the ‘next frame buttons.
3. Click on the cut button to cut your clip in two.
Your clip is now cut in two
Shortening Clips1. Click on the clip that you want to trim an end off. It will turn white to show it is selected.
2. Hover your mouse over the end of the clip. Your curser white arrow will turn into a double ended horizontal arrow.
3. Hold down your left mouse button and drag to the left or right until the clip is shortened.
4. Release your mouse button. Your clip is now shorter but you can repeat the skill to re-lengthen your clip if you choose.
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Deleting Clips1. Click on the video, audio or picture clip you wish to delete.
2. Press delete on your clipboard.
Your clip is now deleted. It will still be available in your collections.
To add music that you have imported into your ‘collection’ follow these simple steps.
1. Click on the music clip and hold down your left mouse button.
2. Drag the music clip into the Audio/Music timeline.
3. Release your left mouse button
Your music is now inserted and ready to be played. You can drag your music clip to the left or right so that it is in the right position. Music can be faded in and out if you right click on the music clip within the timeline.
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More Advanced Editing Skills
You can quickly and easily add additional effects to your video including titles, transitions and special effects. All of these effects work on a drag and drop principle. All you need to do is select your effect and then drag and drop it over clips in your timeline.
To start adding effects, transitions and titles just click on the options and follow the onscreen instructions.
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Finishing Your Video: Saving, Emailing, Recording to Digital Video
You can save your video in progress at any time by clicking on File and then Save. To make your video complete so that you can share it you first need to ‘glue’ all of your clips together in a process called rendering. To do this you need to select Finish Movie and follow the options depending on how you want to share your final product.
Submitting on MiniDV when you have used Hard Drive or Solid State camerasFor MyWorld you MUST submit your entry on a MiniDV tape. If you have created your film on a Hard Drive or Solid State camera (one that does not use MiniDV tapes) you will need to purchase a MiniDV tape, borrow a MiniDV video camera along with a 1394 cable (also called an iLink or Firewire). Turn on the camera, make sure the tape is in the right place and connect it to the computer using the 1394 cable. You can then choose to Finish Movie > Send to DV Camera.
Remember to your film must arrive on a MiniDV tape along with an entry form no later than 1 May 2009
Short Cuts TableTask Shortcut key
Create a new project CTRL+N
Open an existing project CTRL+O
Save a project CTRL+S
Save a project with a new name F12
Save a movie CTRL+P
Capture video CTRL+R
Import an existing digital media file CTRL+I
Undo the last action CTRL+Z
Redo the last undone action CTRL+Y
Select all clips CTRL+A
Rename a collection or clip F2
Clear the storyboard/timeline CTRL+DELETE
Show or hide the storyboard/timeline CTRL+T
Zoom in on the timeline PAGE DOWN
Zoom out on the timeline PAGE UP
Add selected clips to the storyboard/timeline CTRL+D
Play video in full screen ALT+ENTER
Set start trim point CTRL+SHIFT+I
Set end trim point CTRL+SHIFT+O
Clear trim points CTRL+SHIFT+DELETE
Split a clip CTRL+L
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Combine contiguous clips CTRL+M
Nudges clip to the left CTRL+SHIFT+B
Nudges clip to the right CTRL+SHIFT+N
Play or pause clip SPACEBAR
Stop playback on the storyboard/timeline CTRL+K
Play content on the storyboard/timeline CTRL+W
Rewind content on the storyboard/timeline CTRL+Q
Back CTRL+ALT+LEFT ARROW
Forward CTRL+ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Previous frame ALT+LEFT ARROW
Next frame ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Display Help topics F1
Select previous item (on a timeline track, on the storyboard, or in the Contents pane)
Select next item (on a timeline track, on the storyboard, or in the Contents pane)
Select item above (on a timeline track or in the Contents pane)
Select item below (on a timeline track or in the Contents pane)
Go to the first item (on a timeline track, on the storyboard, or in the Contents pane)
Go to the last item (on a timeline track, on the storyboard, or in the Contents pane)