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Movie Maker (Microsoft)
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How to use Movie Maker 2
Windows Movie Maker requires the following minimum system configuration for your PC.
- Microsoft Windows XP
- 600 MHz processor such as an Intel Pentium III
- 128 MB Ram
- 2 GB of free hard disk space
- An audio capture device
- A DV or analogue video capture device
- An Internet connection
New Windows XP machines will come with Movie Maker installed. This may be version 1. To install version 2 log onto www.microsoft.com and download Movie Maker 2.
To capture a video from a tape in a DV camera.
- Connect your DV camera to your computer.
- On the camera, set the camera mode to play the recorded video.
- Open the program Movie Maker on your computer.
- On the file menu, click capture video. Alternatively, in the Movie Task Pane, under capture video, click capture from video device.
- On the video capture device page, in available devices, click the DV camera.
- In the enter a file name for your captured video box, enter a name for your captured video file. Then in the choose a place to save your captured video box, select the location where you want your video to be saved, or click browse to select a location.
- On the video setting page, choose the video setting you want to use for capturing video and audio.
- On the capture method page, click capture the entire tape automatically. The tape in the DV camera will rewind. Capture will begin automatically and end when the video tape ends.
- Select any of the following commands:
- To separate the video into smaller clips, select the create clips when wizard finishes check box.
- To stop capturing before the end of the video tape, click stop capture, and then click yes in the resulting dialog box to save the video that had been captured.
- To close the video capture wizard click finish.
To capture a video from a digital still camera
- Load the video images onto your computer and save in my videos
- Open Movie Maker 2
- Click on import video on the Movie Task pane under capture video.
- Open my videos and select the video you have saved
- Click on import
- The video will be imported into Movie Maker 2 collections.
Creating a movie
To build a storyboard
Movie Maker automatically divides your video into segments to make it easier to drag and drop parts you want onto the storyboard where you put your movie together.
- Open Movie Maker 2
- Click on import video
- Select your video clips and import into movie maker collections.
- Double click each clip to see how it looks in the preview window.
- Once you have decided which clips you wish to use in your movie, click and drag the clips onto the storyboard in the order which you’d like them to appear in your movie.
About this Document
This is the "how to" guide for using Microsoft MovieMaker. Although this is listed under 9th grade, it is for most grades where the students have minimnal proficiency with the computer.