Hot Movie Maker How-Tos

How To: Make an animated GIF in Windows Movie Maker

SchizoFilms brings the viewers instructions on how to make an animated GIF in Windows Movie Maker. First open up Movie Maker. You will need to import pictures. To do this, click the button on the top left of the screen that reads 'Import Media'. Find your files here and import them into Movie Maker. Now, you will want to order the pictures in the sequence you want them to show up in. To do this simply drag and arrange them. Now, you can make adjustments for how long you want each to run by dr...

How To: Edit videos like a pro with Windows Live Movie Maker

Edit your video footage like a pro with Windows Live Movie Maker. This informative video from Vimeo's excellent Video 101 series of tutorials reviews the steps involved in using the software to create a basic 5x5—that is, a video composed of five clips of five seconds each. The different steps highlighted include importing your video clips, trimming the footage, editing audio, adding transitions, adding text & titles, and uploading to video sharing sites.

How To: Chroma key in Windows Movie Maker

This software tutorial shows you how to chroma key in Windows Movie Maker. Chroma keying requires having green screen video footage. Once you have footage you can use the chroma key effect tools in Windows Movie Maker to put subjects in different background. See how easy it is to chroma key in this tutorial.

How To: Apply the Chroma Key Effect in Movie Maker

Open windows movie maker and take any video which has the background of same color. Drag and drop the video on to the time line. Then go to tools > video transitions and take the chroma key and drop it between the two videos. The chroma color should correspond to the background color of the video. After this, save the movie file. To pick the right color for the background, download Debug mode wax. This will help in creating some home videos with special effects.

How To: Insert a YouTube video into Windows Movie Maker

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to insert a YouTube video into Windows Movie Maker. Begin by selecting the video that you would like and copy the video's URL. Then go to Zamzar. In Step 1, paste in the video URL. In Step 2, select the video format. In Step 3, enter in your email address. In Step 4, click on Convert to convert the YouTube video. Now go to your email and open the sent link to download the video. Once downloaded, users will be able to open the video in Windows Movie Ma...

How To: Make a PowerPoint video presentation in Windows Movie Maker

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a PowerPoint video. This task is easy, simple and fast to do. Begin by creating the PowerPoint presentation and save it as a Graphics Integrated format. Then open the Windows Movie Maker program and click on Pictures under the Import menu. Select the presentation and click on Import. Now edit the video clips in the time line by adding transitions, effects, music and other enhancements. When finished, publish the video. This video will benefit ...

How To: Slow down your video in both Live Movie Maker and Windows Movie Maker 2.6

For all of the amateur film makers at home with a Windows PC looking to make movies, one effect that seems to be really popular in the YouTube community is slowing down a video to half-speed, specifically for nut shots and the like. If you're wondering how to do it in the new Windows Live Movie Maker, or like the older version of Windows Movie Maker 2.6, this video will give a quick over view of how to achieve the effect. Although, be warned that if you export it at a slower speed it will not...

How To: Create a movie or podcast in Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is the basic video application included with Windows XP. Learn how to use Windows Movie Maker to create a movie with transitions, effects, background music, and voice over narration. If you have never made a podcast or simple movie before, this series is a great way to get started without needing additional software if you have a Windows XP OS.

How To: Create stop motion animations with Windows Movie Maker

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make stop motion animations. Begin by mounting the camera onto a stable surface position, such as a tripod. Then layout the figure to a desired position for the first frame. Now take a picture and slightly move the figure for the second frame. Continue moving the figure and taking frames until you have completed your animation. Then upload the frames onto your computer. Open the images in a movie editing program and make sure to set the picture dur...

How To: Make HD videos in Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker can be used to make HD movies. This step by step clip shows you how. The first step is to import your picture or video and make sure they're in your timeline. When you've finished editing, go to tools and options and choose the advanced tab. In video properties there's video format and aspect ratio. Select NTSC and 16:9. If you're using a cell phone or video camera, you'll be using 4:3 which is pretty small for YouTube and similar sites in order to get full screen. Save th...

How To: Do the Ken Burns effect in Movie Maker

Let's try the Ken Burns effect. First Google photo story 3 and download the second link and install it. Now open photo story 3, select a new story and import pictures. Then click customize motion under preview and determine the start and end position. When done customizing, click next and select the music required with the desired genre and then save the story with a appropriate name. This will help in creating presentations, good memories as well as slide shows.

How To: Use Windows Movie Maker for simple video editing

You can edit videos in Windows Movie Maker. Movie Maker allows you to make videos. What you will want to do first is open pictures or a video that you will want to use. Select however many images or videos you want to use. Create a title and credits for this video. You can select whatever type of font and font color that you want to use. The next step you will want to do is add Audio. You can do this by looking under Tasks on the far left side of the page and add whatever audio from your hard...

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